As many of you know, this fall I took the Berkeley MOOC (massive open online course) “The Science of Happiness.” What most of you don’t know is that the course requirements far exceeded the 2-3 hours per week that the instructors had predicted, and a majority of the students fell behind due to work, family or other obligations, including yours truly.
To rectify the situation, the Greater Good Science Center at Berkeley is offering the course again — FOR FREE — as a self-paced class, for which you can get an Honor Certification (free) or a Verified Certification (paid, if you need this class for a continuing education requirement or possibly college credit).
This in an enormous gift, and I am very grateful to have the chance to catch up on all the material at my own pace. The course materials I did make it through were extensive and very interesting. If you are curious about how our brains function, and what practices work to make human beings happier, I highly recommend this class.
And if you want a great step-by-step guide for learning Happiness (as if it’s a whole new language), then I even more highly recommend this book.