Defending Yourself from Negativity

Just think of any negativity that comes at you as a raindrop falling into the ocean of your bliss. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi I have heard it said that there is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude; the big difference is whether it is positive or negative. Throughout our lives we come across negative people – those long suffering souls entrenched in pessimism and dissatisfaction. [...]

By |2020-07-22T17:13:50+00:00March 4th, 2019|Happiness|0 Comments

Embracing the Danish Art of Hygge

If you make only one resolution in the New Year, let it be to embrace “hygge”, the Danish concept of living cozily, absent of all things annoying or emotionally overwhelming. Pronounced ‘hoo-gah’, hygge is a wellness trend that originated in Denmark, the world’s happiest nation. Hygee is a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. It is a feeling of home, a feeling that we are safe. Hygge is about enjoying cake, not checking work emails [...]

By |2019-01-23T01:43:50+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Happiness|0 Comments

The Happiness Movement

The Happiness Movement is about discovering your own authentic happiness, and sharing it with family, friends and your community. Happiness is contagious, and our goal is to create a world with more compassion, less strife and a greater sense of purpose and meaning. You can claim responsibility for your own happiness and become a catalyst of happiness in others’ lives. Collectively, our commitment to long-lasting happiness has the potential to change the world, one person [...]

By |2017-01-29T15:21:02+00:00January 29th, 2017|Happiness|0 Comments

The Importance of Being Appreciative

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. The Dalai Lama Regularly expressing appreciation forms the basis of gratitude, a key component to leading a joyful life.  Showing appreciation goes beyond writing an occasional thank you note, rather it needs to become a habit practiced daily. Based on my experience and those of others I have spoken to, here are a few ways to incorporate appreciation and gratitude into your [...]

By |2016-04-18T15:14:49+00:00April 18th, 2016|Happiness|0 Comments

Ramping Up Your Happiness

“As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.” Buddha The road of life is filled with challenges. Its weary travelers focus on the negative aspects of their lives, while its happy travelers savor their positive ones. Knowing how to cope with negative events and appreciate positive ones is essential to living a happy life. Therapists, psychologists and scientists who study happiness are now exploring [...]

By |2016-03-01T00:54:39+00:00March 1st, 2016|Happiness|0 Comments