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Sustainable Happiness
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July 17, 2013
EcoParent

Credit: Life Exposure Photography

 The prospect is overwhelming considering many of us can’t figure out how to be happy ourselves, let alone guide our children to be secure in their happiness. Traditionally understood as a lone pursuit with a unique definition for each distinct individual, happiness is an easily stated but not-so-easily attained goal.

But there is hope.

Instead of thinking of happiness as a fleeting mood to be attained, there is a school of thought that says that lasting happiness is something we can learn to create – and this theory is growing momentum as it is backed by some of the world’s most profound thinkers.

Dr. Catherine O’Brien is an Associate Professor of Education at Cape Breton University. Her research combines environmental sustainability with positive psychology and she firmly believes we can learn how to be happy.


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