I thought you might be interested in the latest post over at Get Organized Wizard. Lately I’ve been thinking about change. I’ve observed friends, and felt for myself, the difficulty of navigating through changes that we don’t want, but have no control over – whether it’s a job redundancy, end of a relationship, or some… Continue reading What To Do About Change You Don’t Want, And Can’t Control
It seems Thursday July 10 has been claimed as International Happiness Day. I figured it was worth coming out of happiness hiatus to tell you about that! The purpose: "To create a focus on individuals and communities choosing Happiness in every moment. It’s a scientific fact: People who experience a preponderance of positive emotions tend… Continue reading International Happiness Day
Only last Tuesday I was savoring the joy of getting jiggy with Ziggy (my black iPod Video 30) on this blog. But as of yesterday, he is no more. l often listened to Ziggy while doing chores, tucking him into my shoulder strap if I didn’t have a pocket. You can see where this is… Continue reading Happiness Life Strategy: Remembering the roses on your thorn-bush
‘What the angst-ridden, consumption-fatigued and world-weary 21st century soul is after is an instantaneous existential pill.’ So says AFR BOSS in its list of ’50 Big ideas to navigate tomorrow’ (June 2007). Under Big Idea #36: ‘Happy’, we’re told that although ‘happiness hunters are everywhere’, their quest is hopeless because ‘logic dictates that the hunt… Continue reading Imagine if there were a happiness pill – would you take it?
If you weren’t convinced by the brain distortions in the earlier post The truth may be out there, but it sure ain’t in here, then I challenge you to check out The Same Color Illusion by Edward H. Adelson, Wikipedia and remain convinced that your picture of reality (?!) is accurate. A and B are exactly… Continue reading The truth may be out there, but it sure ain’t in here #2
In yesterday’s Guardian, Rebecca Hardy looked at a topic very close to this happiness strategist’s heart: although people are ‘popping happy pills like Smarties’, the accumulating mass of scientific research suggests that ‘happiness is, quite literally, a state of mind’. Hardy extensively quotes Sonja Lyubomirsky, a favorite researcher of mine and a co-author of the meta-analysis… Continue reading If you weren’t born happy, swap medication for mindset
At the shops today I heard this wonderful lyric – expressing what I believe about happiness – over the speakers: I choose to be happy So I am, so I am Turns out it’s Belinda Emmett, who last year lost an eight-year battle with cancer – first breast cancer and finally bone cancer. She’d been… Continue reading I choose to be happy…So I am
Today’s a grey, windy day. It would be so easy to think myself gloomy. Which got me thinking again about thinking, and how it relates to happiness and depression. Last month I wrote about a recent study suggesting it may be hard to think your way out of depression. I warned readers not to let… Continue reading Negative thinking: Are you lighting the depression fuse?