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Filipino Gen Y top World Survey on Happiness

Filipino Gen Y top World Survey on Happiness

The Gen Y people, known as millennials because they were born between 1980 and 2000 and because they came after the Gen X’ers, have been found to be the happiest and least stressed in the world. The Filipino people, according to the study,  have a happiness level of 83%, while India is next with 81%, China (80%), Thailand (78%), Malaysia (77%) and Singapore (69%), Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) the authors of the study have dubbed this study as “The Next Normal: An Unprecedented Look at Millennials Worldwide.” And what were the factors that decided that the Filipino millenials were ... Read More »

A Sign for the Times Brings Smile to NYC

A Sign for the Times Brings Smile to NYC

Killy Kilford has started a campaign in New York City he’s delightfully calling “Honk Less, Love More.” Like sunflowers in summer his signs are popping up all over NYC. The idea started out as painting he was doing but his friends wanted to have them made. Killy’s friends got their way and 200 hundred signs began showing up all over the city. Kilford’s plan is to poll New Yorkers reactions to the signs with the hope of starting a new city agency called “The Department of Well Being” within New York’s government. According to Kilford, as reported on Time Warner ... 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 »

Moneys Diminishing Returns-3 Happiness Boosters

3 Ways to Boost Your Happiness that Actually Work

Money and the Diminishing Returns of Happiness Why can’t we buy more happiness? Is there a diminishing return on our money? This post, Riches Don’t Count – Happiness Does,” asks and makes the argument that more money doesn’t buy more happiness. This is not a new position and a great deal of research has been done in this regard. However, it does beg the question, why do we want to struggle for riches when it doesn’t add to our life satisfaction? A question that is asked in this way, “Just because you make 400 times more money do you think ... Read More »

The Sun the Sea – Want a Happy Relationship Go Deep

Your Happy Place for Good News-Happiness is a Day at the Beach

Happiness is a Day at the Beach Using a smartphone app called “Mappiness,” 22,000 people participated in a study and the results were that spending time near water, especially “big” water like the ocean, creates feelings of wellbeing and happiness. In other words going to the beach makes us happy. Now before you go “Duh,” it turns out that there’s more to it than “a day at the beach.” We’ve known that people are happier when outdoors in a natural environment apposed than a urban setting. This particular study checked on the participant’s emotional state as they moved throughout their ... 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 »

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 »