“Happiness is the overall experience of pleasure and meaning. A happy person enjoys positive emotions while perceiving her life as purposeful. The definition does not pertain to a single moment, but to a generalized aggregate of one’s experiences. A person can endure emotional pain at times and still be happy overall.”


“Authenticity reflects acting in accord with one’s values, preferences and needs as opposed to acting merely to please others or to attain rewards or avoid punishments…”

Kernis and Goldman

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, we are you not to be?”

Marianne Williamson

“’Know thyself’ was the inscription over the Oracle of Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you cannot succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word.”

Warren Bennis

“Through experience of positive emotions people transform themselves, becoming more creative, knowledgeable, resilient, social integrated and healthy individuals.”

Barbara Fredrickson

”Everything can be taken, but one thing, to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s way. Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

Victor Frankl