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HELP! I am STRESSED

In Feb 2015, a random sample of 200 Happiest Minds participated in an Employee Health and Well-being Survey organized by Chestnut Global Partners. The objective of the survey was to gain insight into the work perception and well being of our people, reflected in the behavior and attitudes of teams and individuals in the company. The questionnaire measured three indicators of well being: Stress – signals of stress can be physical (fatigue, pains and aches)

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The Power of Stories

Stories are Inspiring. Enagaging. Compelling. Stories have Power. Jennifer Aaker and Andy Smith in their book: “The Dragonfly Effect: Quick, Effective, and Powerful Ways To Use Social Media To Drive Social Change” talk about 5 things that the story teller has to keep in mind Chronology – Stories should not begin at the beginning, but follow an interesting arc where events build on ideas, feelings and passion and should not feel disjointed and disparate. Telling

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Happiness 3G

Grateful Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude. ~ Joseph Wood Krutch Happy people live in a constant state of gratitude, consciously recognizing the many blessings they receive. They also unabashedly and generously demonstrate their gratitude, truly and appreciative of the people and opportunities that come their way. Let us make a habit of outwardly showing our thankfulness. Giving  Happiness comes from giving, not getting. If we try to bring happiness to others, we cannot

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Which wolf will win?

An old Cherokee Chief was teaching his grandson about life. “There’s a fight going on inside everyone. A fight between two wolves. One is evil, full of anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, false pride, superiority and self-doubt. The other one is good, full of joy, love, peace, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.” The grandson thought for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf

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Mindful Mondays : Beat Post Lunch Slump

It is good for us to be mindful about our health. A recent study suggests that lunchtime strolls can noticeably and immediately ‘buoy’ people’s moods and ability to handle stress. Participants in the study were asked to partake in a 10-week walking program that entailed walking 30 minutes three days a week during lunch hour. They also answered questions on an app on stress, tension, enthusiasm, their workload, motivation, physical fatigue and other questions related to work

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Does Being a Kind Leader Pay?

Is it good to be a ‘nice’ leader to get people to like you? Or is it better to be tough to inspire respect and hard work? Or are both doable? If you are a caring leader, would you be perceived as being ‘soft’? If you are firm and keep your distance, wouldn’t your people know who is in charge? Does being kind pay at all? Developments in organizational research provide surprising answers to these

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Lets celebrate #InternationalDayOfHappiness

During March, we celebrate an important global movement, the UN International Day of Happiness. “The General Assembly of the United Nations has proclaimed 20 March the International Day of Happiness, recognising the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world and the importance of their recognition in public policy objectives. The UN invites member states and their citizens to observe the International Day of

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Be Awed, Delighted and Grateful

When was the last time that we looked at the simple things around us “overwhelmed with wonder” and “filled with surprise”? The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. (W.B. Yeats). When was the last time that we looked at our very own existence with delight, awe and gratitude? Noticing the little things make us realize how amazing life can be. Showing love, being forgiving, taking time to

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