How To Cope With Pain Blog header image 1

Entries from September 2016

The Benefits of Positive Emotions

September 26th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Benefits of Positive Emotions

This article is in our series about increasing happiness and life satisfaction.  Many people with chronic pain can’t decrease their pain.  So another way to live a more enjoyable and fulfilling life – perhaps even more important – is to increase the positive.  That’s what we’ll be looking at in this series. Our brains are more likely to focus on the “negative”: anxiety […]

Tags: 1

Notice What Makes You Happy

September 19th, 2016 · Comments Off on Notice What Makes You Happy

This article is in our series about increasing happiness and life satisfaction.  Many people with chronic pain can’t decrease their pain.  So another way to live a more enjoyable and fulfilling life – perhaps even more important – is to increase the positive.  That’s what we’ll be looking at in this series. Based on your own life, what you think the things are that […]

Tags: 1

What Makes You Happy?

September 12th, 2016 · Comments Off on What Makes You Happy?

This article is in our series about increasing happiness and life satisfaction.  Many people with chronic pain can’t decrease their pain.  So another way to live a more enjoyable and fulfilling life – perhaps even more important – is to increase the positive.  That’s what we’ll be looking at in this series. You can take a very short happiness quiz to see where you […]

Tags: 1

Increasing Your Happiness

September 6th, 2016 · Comments Off on Increasing Your Happiness

This is a series of articles about increasing happiness from the perspective of positive psychology.  I hope you’ll follow along and try some of the exercises! Positive psychology looks at ways to promote happiness and life satisfaction.  It differs from what has been the main focus of psychiatry and psychology, which has been to study and treat […]

Tags: 1