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New Year. Half Full. Half Empty.

A few months ago on a family road trip, our daughter, Riley, asked everyone in the car a question.

“On a scale of 1-10 rate your happiness over the last 12 months.”

We went around the car reflecting on the last year of our lives. Most of us answered in the 6-8 range.

When the question came to Seth, our youngest, he casually said, “I’ve generally been a 10.” Then he added with a smile, “when I get hungry, I drop down to a 9 or a 9.5, but otherwise I’m a 10.” We all laughed. And we agreed with him. Seth usually feels like a 10, except when he is hungry. He’s one of those glass half full people.

You probably have a pretty good idea of your typical range. Some of us are more optimistic than others.

But Harvard trained researcher and author, Shawn Achor, says we aren’t stuck in categories like optimist ... [read more]

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