Happiness is tied to our quality of life.  We seek it, and enjoy it.  It is sometimes elusive, sometimes long standing.  It’s a little mysterious.  It can be hard to describe if you think about it.

How do you find happiness if you want more of it?  Can you buy happiness?  What is the experience of happiness, exactly?  Why does happiness sometimes not last?  Why does something that used to make me happy not make me happy any more?

Happiness is not all that well researched.  Seems it’s something we’ve just ignored or taken for granted for a long time – at least in the scientific community.  But the above are all very worthwhile questions for people to ask.  The more we know about it, the more we may be able to find it and spread it.  So here are a few cutting-edge researchers who have begun studying happiness in a scientific way.

Dr. Seligman proposes you can break happiness down in to three different types of happiness!  Have a listen and see what you think…


In the next video, Dr. Dan Gilbert describes some extremely interesting research suggesting that happiness can be “synthesized,” and that synthesized happiness is equally valid and genuine to expected happiness.  Happiness seems to be affected by processes in our unconscious minds.

If you are looking to increase the happiness in your life, Dr. Hotson may be able to help.  Please feel free to schedule an appointment.