The Reasons of Our Discontent | Bethesda Magazine

Bethesda magazine

October 24, 2013

“For generations, people have tried to understand what is the secret to the well-lived life,” says Caroline Adams Miller, a Bethesda-based executive coach and author of Creating Your Best Life (Sterling 2009). “But our happiness levels have not kept up with the income or pedigree. There’s this myth that if you get a particular home or a certain pair of expensive shoes or something else you want, you’ll be happy. But we adapt to possessions and salary levels. I call it the hedonic treadmill: We get caught up in needing the next fix.”


Caroline Adams Miller

Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP is a pioneer with her ground-breaking work in the areas of goal-setting/accomplishment, grit, happiness and success. Caroline is the author of eight books, including Positively CarolineMy Name is Caroline,  Creating Your Best Life and Getting Grit. Live Happy Magazine named Creating Your Best Life one of the top ten goal-setting books ever published and Getting Grit one of the ten books that will change your life in 2017.  Her new book, Big Goals, is anticipated for release in the fall of 2024.  Caroline has been featured in BBC World NewsThe New York TimesThe Washington Post, USA Today, U.S. News &World Report, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR and CNN.  She is a graduate of Harvard University and holds a Master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

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