Benjamin Wallace: Does happiness have a price tag? About this talk From the TED site: Can happiness be bought? To find out, author Benjamin Wallace sampled the world’s most expensive products, including a bottle of 1947 Chateau Cheval Blanc, 8 ounces of Kobe beef and the fabled (notorious) Kopi Luwak coffee. His critique may surprise… Continue reading Does happiness have a price tag?
Teenage affluenza is spreading fast This video has done the rounds, but it’s well worth revisiting, even at more than 5 minutes. If you haven’t seen it, please do – your time and attention will be rewarded. It brilliantly highlights the effect comparison has on how we see our lives. If we compare our bodies… Continue reading Happiness Life Strategy: Recognize that most of your problems are first-world problems
December can be crazy – shopping crowds, stressful relatives, too much eating, drinking, and spending – too much everything! When the end of the year is filled with excess it can really put the kibosh on your plans for a great start to a happy new year. If you want to avoid falling into the… Continue reading Be smart in December – and set yourself up for a happier new year
If Monday’s post got you considering your own calling, you may be interested in this week’s TIME magazine article Happiness on the job, which asks the question: Which jobs make people happy? The answer, it seems, is not necessarily the best-paid ones. According to the article: – Americans are reasonably happy workers. About 90% rate… Continue reading Happiness Life Strategy: How to find your passion #2
Web MD has an article called Strategies for Happiness: 7 Steps to Becoming a Happier Person By Tom Valeo. Reviewed by Cynthia Dennison Haines, MD. Here’s a quick summary of the 7 strategies from the article: Happiness Strategy # 1: Don’t Worry, Choose Happy First, make a decision to be happy. Then you can select… Continue reading 7 Steps to Becoming a Happier Person
Lesson: Money changes everything – except happiness Strategy 8 highlighted the small contribution of external life conditions to happiness, and Strategy 9 showed that changes to these conditions only make a short-term difference – we adapt and our happiness levels are soon restored. Since for most of us money is one of the most important… Continue reading How to be happy – 10. Don’t keep up with the Joneses