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Happiness practices are strategies and activities designed to increase your overall wellbeing and happiness levels.

Is Gratitude a Fast Track to Happiness?

Is Gratitude a Fast Track to Happiness?

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, confusion into clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”                                                                                       ... Read More »

How Meditation Creates Happiness and Builds Success

How Meditation Creates Happiness and Builds Success

“All the things that truly matter–beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace–arise from beyond the mind.” ~ Eckhart Tolle ~ Meditation will help you tap into your creativity and expand your potential for success by balancing and centering your mind-body relationship. There are many meditation techniques, mindfulness, mantra devotional or one-pointed concentration. The technique is a personal choice, what’s important is taking some time to “disconnect,” to rest in inner quiet. Meditation is not something that requires special abilities, in the same way you need talent to play a musical instrument. The secret to “succeeding” with meditation is having an intention ... Read More »

The John Butler Trio – Happiness and Passion

The John Butler Trio – Happiness and Passion

The night couldn’t have been more perfect. We’d arrived at this beautiful concert venue to hear the John Butler Trio. The sun was setting and a gentle breeze was kicking up and cooling off the day. It hadn’t been oppressively hot, but it had been hot enough. We were soaking up the ambiance, waiting on friends. I kept thinking, “What a great place to experience music.” I’ve been to Red Rocks in Colorado, amazing place, really wonderful. But this evening Sandpoint was the kiss of perfection, the festival grounds nestled between the mountains and the lake help create really an ... Read More »

Science’s Pursuit of Happiness

Science’s Pursuit of Happiness

There are many things that science as learned about happiness in the last few decades and I thought it might be kind of fun to look at and some of the more recent things its had to say about happiness. I mean after all science has all the answers, right? Well, not really, but they have as a British friend of mine put it, “had a pretty good go at it.” Here are some of the, sometimes surprising, ideas that science offers as we pursue our happiness. Stop pursuing it! Just stop it now. One of my favorite teachers, Robert ... Read More »

What is Abundance?

What is Abundance?

“I am the light that makes experience possible. I am the reality which is hidden in all beings”  ~Yoga Vasishtha~ True abundance is freedom. True abundance is well-being. True abundance is when our needs and desires are spontaneously fulfilled and we feel happiness and joy as we savor the present moment. Abundance is our natural state and our birthright; it’s also the ground state of reality. Abundance is not dependent on outside conditions. Abundance is the quality of our attention. When we are abundant what we come to know and experience is, that even through the most challenging of circumstances that ... Read More »

The benefits of Meditation are Joy and Happiness

The benefits of Meditation are Joy and Happiness

  This site is called laughter, happiness and bliss because they are the body, mind and soul of joy. Because Joy is multidimensional. The benefits of meditation are also multidimensional, when the body, mind and spirit are in balance then the result is peace, harmony and love or laughter, happiness and bliss. However, when we are out of balance we receive feedback from our body-mind which is quite different, it comes with a whole host of other symptoms in the form of disease, pain, discomfort, anxiety and depression. davidji open his chapter on the benefits of meditation telling us: “The physical, emotional, and ... Read More »

The Flow – Gateway to Happiness and More?

The Flow - Gateway to Happiness and More?

I experienced it all the time when I played guitar. I’d start “practicing” and the next thing I’d know it’s the middle of the night. “What the heck happened, it was 9 o’clock just a minute ago,” and now its hours later. I was so absorbed in “perfecting” the song that I completely lost track of time. The usual mind chatter that’s normally a constant companion – nonexistent. There were no interruptions from my “inner roommate” the whole time I was playing. Nothing else seemed to matter. I would spend hours working on a “riff” or fine tuning a lyrical ... 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 »

Defining Happiness

Defining Happiness

“I believe the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we are all seeking something better in life. So I think the very motion of our life is towards happiness. “The Dalai Lama Intuitively, I believe the words of the Dalai Lama to be the truth. Happiness like love is something we all experience. We know how it feels. There’s an old joke about defining art, “I don’t know what it is but I’ll know it when I see ... Read More »

Letting Happiness Happen

Letting Happiness Happen

“It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.” ~Hugo Black~ It turns out that there’s a paradox in the pursuit happiness. It seems obvious that anything we feel is worth achieving – whatever the goal, personal or altruistic – we pursue it “with a passion,” in other words we are willing to work at it. It’s no surprise then that research, by Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ed Diener and Laura King revealed that ... Read More »