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Be the Change from the Power of Inspiration.

Be the Change from the Power of Inspiration.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”                                        ~Margaret mead~  I wanted to highlight an article by one of my favorite bloggers, Ken Wert the publisher of “Meant to be Happy.” His most recent post “Can just One Person Change the World,” reminded me of Gandhi’s admonition “Be the Change,” because it all starts with us. In the Vedic Tradition there’s a similar saying which goes something ... Read More »

The 5 Secrets to Happiness-Wisdom from the Happiest Man Alive

Your Happy Place for Good News-The Happiest Man Alive

Your Happy Place for Good News Matthieu Ricard, the French-Tibetan monk and molecular geneticist has been called the happiest man on earth. Richard has joined with other monks and longtime meditators in the research on the effects of meditation and mind-training on the brain. Additionally, this research has been done in conjunction with beginning meditators who committed to as little as 30 minutes a day. In studies regular meditation produces changes in the structure and function of the meditators brain. For those in the field of neuroplasticity this is an encouraging finding. What makes Matthieu Ricard’s case so “remarkable is ... Read More »

Happiness Studies going to the Dogs

Happiness Studies going to the Dogs

It only makes sense, and scientific studies confirm it; that our furry friends (and even those that aren’t so furry) increase our happiness. Pets are so much more than that; they’re our best friends and family members. We’ve all heard stories of a “hero dog” that saved a life, of dogs that preform acts of service and courage on a daily bases helping their humans companions with physical challenges. It’s not just dogs, human interest stories are shared across the media about animals that have done amazing things to save someone. For most of us it’s not their hero qualities ... Read More »

The Golden Triangle of Happiness

The Golden Triangle of Happiness

What does it take to make us happy? There is a lot of research being done on that question at the moment, in fact it is seems as if I’m reading about data being released from one university or another on a daily bases. The latest comes from Deakin University, Melbourne Australia, by way of psychology Professor Robert Cummins, who has proposed what ‘s being called the “golden triangle of happiness.” This was no short term study. The research is the culmination of 29 surveys over 12 years. There have were some surprising findings; for example, health is not a ... Read More »

Your Happy Place for Good News

Your Happy Place for Good News

“Your Happy Place for Good News” offers the latest truly good news that you can use. Articles that contain information that is actionable as well as informative. Happiness is Being Here Now Mindfulness meditation is a stress reducer. New research from the Shamatha Project at the University of California, Davies, has been published and the results show that becoming present in the moment significantly reduces your levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Tonya Jacobs, a postdoctoral researcher at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain and first author of a paper describing the work said, “This is the first study ... Read More »

Mustard the Happiness Condiment

Mustard the Happiness Condiment

Oh yes mustard! That’ll do… Mustard? Don’t let’s be silly.           ~ Alice in Wonderland’s the Mad Hatter ~ Not all condiments are created equal. Mustard is high in selenium, one of nature’s proven happiness-boosting minerals. The condiment is also rich with omega-3 fatty acids; also known to increase happiness. Mustard contains digestive enzymes that help with the absorption of vital nutrients. One of mustards greatest powers is as an anti-inflammatory that strengthen immunity and eases pain. Another health benefit of this super condiment is that a single teaspoon can super-charge your metabolism as much as 25 percent ... Read More »

Is Your Smart Phone a Path to Happiness?

Is Your Smart Phone a Path to Happiness?

“A man only learns in two ways, one by reading and the other by association with smarter people.”                                                                                                                                                               ~Will Rogers~ I ... Read More »

Can Happiness be found at a Happy Show?

Stefan Sagmeister

Stefan Sagmeister is a designer and multimedia artist whose latest project is Happiness. “The Happy Show” started as an idea for a film, a documentary on the nature of happiness. Sagmeister’s feature-length documentary has remained unfinished while giving birth to this current incarnation of ‘the happy show.’ Stefan’s passion for the subject of happiness shows in both the objective and subjective manifestations that are created by the presentations; that is, in the body and mind and culminating for many as the actually state of “in the moment happiness.” As a designer Mr. Sagmeister understands the importance of design and happiness ... Read More »

The Road to Happpiness Runs through our Fear of Change

The Road to Happpiness Runs through our Fear of Change

“People don’t understand that fear is a thing. It’s just another object in the universe that you are capable of experiencing.” Michael Singer Why are we afraid of change? It’s a paradox, we fear change and at the same time we long for change, for things to be different, to be more abundant or to feel healthier and, most of all, to be happier. I listened to Michael, on Oprah’s “Super Soul Sunday” program, explain that we’re afraid because we fear dealing with our fears. Hoping that if we ignore them or keep them hidden in the shadows they won’t ... Read More »

Happiness is Changing Your Mind

Happiness is Changing Your Mind - Wikimedia-Flicker

Mindfulness, presence, or as Ram Dass expressed this experience of a certain state of conscious awareness as “being here now;” is this a meditative practice that could change the world? Could it be that easy, that true happiness, experienced through meditation, is changing your mind and in so doing changing the world? This was the discussion, to make the world a happier and healthier place, at the 2013 “Change Your Mind, Change the World” conference held in Madison, Wisconsin.It was there in Madison that His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, and a panel of experts, came together to discuss how ... Read More »