Susanna Halonen is the one and only Happyologist®. She is a happiness life coach, motivational speaker, and writer. She uses the science of positive psychology to help you to kill your self-doubt, embrace positive thinking, and build a lifestyle you love. She is the author of Happiness is Here and Screw Finding Your Passion. She is a published researcher, a TEDx speaker, an online columnist, and a regular commentator in the media from the BBC to The Huffington Post and more.
Her corporate client list ranges across industries, including American Express, BMW, Kellogg’s, Lululemon Athletica and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment to name a few. In her free time she is a competitive dressage rider with Olympic ambitions. She adores dogs and believes we can learn a lot from our four-legged furry friends. She inspires and educates her loyal following through her blog at Happyologist.co.uk.
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‘A passionate way of being: A qualitative study revealing the passion spiral‘ in the International Journal of Psychological Research (Autumn 2014) with co-author Dr Tim Lomas.
This qualitative grounded theory analysis revealed a passionate way of being, with passion being located in the individual rather than in a specific activity. A new phenomenon to positive psychology, a passionate way of being is about having a purpose, creating positive impact, and pursuing variety. These key elements, amongst others, created a reinforcing, self-sustaining spiral, which offered a new route to happiness. Download the paper here >
This correlational analysis demonstrated that occupational commitment is positively correlated with occupational meaningfulness. People who saw their work contributing to their own personal meaning in life were more wholeheartedly committed to their work. Such results show the importance of learning to find meaning at work and how it contributes to one’s commitment to their role. Download the paper here >