Do you find satisfaction and fulfillment at work? You spend many hours there so if you don’t, that can be a huge problem. In this episode, I’ve found some experts on the workplace to discuss this vital issue. What do studies show are the most important factors in being happy at work? The results are surprising! How does what’s called your “attachment style” affect your work? We’ll cover those two huge topics today as well as what you can do about it if you’re not as happy as you want to be.

Our listener email today is from a parent who’s trying to get her teenage daughter to be more comfortable expressing her feelings… and realizes that she’s actually asking a question more about herself than her child.

Important Links:

Forbes’ study of what brings happiness at work by Jacob Morgan

Overview in Positive Psychology of the development of attachment theory

Harlow’s study on attachment and the importance of maternal touch and attachment

Attachment style and how its affects your work life by  Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Great article on the two things you need for happiness at work:

If you’re interested in getting to know more about attachment styles, here’s a link for you to check out.

Article on attachment styles and workplace behavior — New York Times

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My new book entitled Perfectly Hidden Depression has arrived and you can order here! Its message is specifically for those with a struggle with strong perfectionism which acts to mask underlying emotional pain. But the many self-help techniques described can be used by everyone who chooses to begin to address emotions long hidden away that are clouding and sabotaging your current life.

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