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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Inspired by Happiness-Emerson-Beautiful Compensations

Inspired by Happiness-Emerson-Beautiful Compensations

“One of the most beautiful compensations in life is that no man can help another without helping himself.”                                              ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~ The Next Inspired By Happiness Quote: Read More »

When Negative Thinking Becomes Positive

When Negative Thinking Becomes Positive

Pessimistic Positivity – The Myths of Happiness Revealed   Is it possible to be happy all the time? In truth, the answer to the question depends on your definition of happiness. Martin Seligman, a leader in the positive psychology movement, has a real dislike for the word “happiness” because, as he notes, to the modern ear, “happy” means “buoyant mood, merriment, good cheer, and smiling.” The problem isn’t with any of these attributes arising as part of the natural course of life. But this type of hedonistic experience isn’t what the word “happiness” has met historically. Thomas Jefferson’s declaration that ... Read More »

Inspired by Happiness-Rumi-The Lamps

Inspired by Happiness-Rumi-The Lamps

“The lamps are different but the light is the same.”     ~Rumi~ The Next Inspired By Happiness Quote: Read More »

Happiness Scores with Travelers

Happiness Scores with Travelers

Happiness is becoming as important a factor to travelers as the cost when booking travel; at least according to World Travel Market which conducted the research. Their findings suggest that customers are demanding added value and more comfort. In other words, they are looking for a higher ‘happiness score’. The stress and aggravation that’s usually associated with air travel has worn travelers out especially the British, who are increasingly looking for a higher ‘happiness score’ when booking travel. ‘Happiness scores’ are being used to measure the subjective levels of happiness in everything from our personal happiness to our national happiness. ... Read More »

Matthew Johnstone – Photographing Mindfulness

Matthew Johnstone - Photographing Mindfulness

Matthew Johnstone, instead of encouraging people to sit and close their eyes instead encourages people to open their eyes with greater awareness. Johnstone who’s spent a great deal of his career in advertising is, with this offering “Capturing Mindfulness,” combining two of his passions, mindfulness meditation and photography. This book is a “natural follow on from his last book, “Quiet the Mind.” According to his website, he’s drawn to light, color, composition and a desire to see the world from a different perspective. Johnstone says “Mindfulness photography is about seeing something that no one else can, capturing something that will ... Read More »

Happier Workers are Older Workers

Happier Workers are Older Workers

If you want a happier work place hire older workers. The stereotype of the grouchy curmudgeon is a false stereotype according to a new study. The saying that something’s get better with age like wine, it seems holds true for happiness in the work place. According to the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research 90% of employees over age 50 describe themselves as “somewhat or very satisfied” with the work they do. The older workers hold these feeling regardless of gender, race, education, political views, and income level. What may be surprising to some is that the older workers ... Read More »

Inspired by Happiness-Two of the Most Powerful Words

Inspired by Happiness-Two of the Most Powerful Words

“I AM. Two of the most powerful words; for what you put after them shapes your reality.”                                                                             ~laughter Happiness and Bliss~ The Next Inspired By Happiness Quote: Read More »

Manifesting Exceptional Happiness

Manifesting Your Dreams

Two different articles were posted at Huffington this week. The first, “10 Habits of Exceptionally Happy People” by Sharon Kiser, answers the question, “Why do some people enjoy more health and happiness than others?” It seems some are able to manifest their dreams quicker and inhabit a sustained sense of well-being and happiness. They are the optimist among us, moving with a sense of grace, ease and confidence. According to Sharon, we too, can be one of “those” people! How? She offers 10 habits of “Exceptionally Happy People.” I’ll share a few here, though not necessarily in the order she ... Read More »

Inspired by Happiness-C.S. Lewis

Inspired by Happiness-C.S. Lewis

“Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.”                                                                                             ~C.S. Lewis~ The Next Inspired By Happiness Quote: Read More »