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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 Key to Happiness is Connecting

The Key to Happiness is Connecting

Positive psychologists have been telling us for a while now that the key to happiness is connecting. But on Facebook, really? Oh, if I could only write out “really” the way Amy Poehler and Seth Meyer’s said it on Saturday night live.  With just a “little” bit of sarcasm. Sure I connect on Facebook, but I’ve never considered in intimate form of relationship building. Different generation I guess. Because according to Hugh MacKay, author and social researcher, that while connecting on social media is a pale comparison to “what we need as humans to maintain community.” The bigger question is just ... Read More »

Happiness is Staying Present in Everyday Life

Happiness is Staying Present in Everyday Life

Happiness is staying present in everyday life. But what does staying present mean? We spend so much of our lives worrying about the future or mulling over things that happened in the past, that it’s easy for us to miss what is. What is – is the now, the present moment and it is in fact the only real moment. The main challenge we face when we become prisoners of our past conditioning or lost in worry about our future is that the conversation these voices in our head are having tend to be negative in nature.  We worry about ... Read More »