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Managing the Downturns: 4 Happiness Strategies for Coping with Challenge

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” Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon This summer, I planned to take it a bit easier. I scheduled a few teaching engagements, intended to concentrate on the piano, and planned a trip to California to meet my new baby grandson. The rest of the time was going to be devoted to …

Building Social Support: 3 More Happiness Strategies for Musicians

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I am fascinated by the research showing that happiness breeds success and have been sharing information with the students at the Yale School of Music on how to create life-long happiness. In my last post, we examined how to create the happiness habit by cultivating optimism.  This week, I would like to share 3 happiness strategies that strengthen your ties …

Cultivating Optimism: How Musicians Can Create Life-Long Happiness

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I had the privilege of participating in the Community Day at Yale’s Institute of Sacred Music┬áthis past weekend, a day-long celebration of transformation through the arts, where I spoke about how musicians and artists can create long-lasting happiness. I am fascinated with this topic since research shows that happiness and optimism generate the positive emotions that make it possible to …