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CGCC offers course in happiness


Throughout the ages spiritual teachers and philosophers have pondered the human desire to cultivate happiness. Ancient wisdom traditions offered contemplative practices to enhance compassion, gratitude, and other virtues that have stood the test of time. What’s been driving an enduring inquiry into enhancing the state of the human mind? Today, evolutionary psychology informs us that modern humans inherited a nervous system from our Stone Age ancestors that predisposes us to over-focus on the bad, exaggerate threats, and be easily susceptible to anxiety, self-doubt, and judgement of ourselves and others. The good news is that recent advances in neuroscience reveal that with simple pr...

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