April has come and gone in a flurry of activity. The theme of the month was the title of this post. You can train your brain to become happier and that’s my intention. I do get by with help from friends, who provide excellent advice such as 15 Positive Tips to Be Happy right NOW!, and […]
Depression has played a major role in my life since I was a child. There have been many times I had to struggle to make the happiness choice minute by minute, hour by hour, and day by day. Granted in some cases of depression therapeutic intervention may be necessary. But I am unable to take […]
Freedom is the ability to pursue living your life within the constraints of society, culture and the law, without depriving others of their opportunities to experience the same.
Choosing to be happy with everything just as it is, without trying to change anything, removes the desire to control and the unhappiness that results when things don’t go the way we want them to. Making the happiness choice daily, hourly and even moment to moment is employing skillful means for conscious living. However, making […]
College and school teach many things. While primary schools is very much about learning facts and figures, college is more about learning who you are and what you’re passionate about. A lot of self-realization and personal growth happens in college—not the least of which being how to become a true adult. These lessons aren’t learned […]
Learning to include more humour in your life can have a significant effect on your overall health. Being able to see the funny side of things can produce general health benefits, and can also help to build and reinforce relationships. Some ways to boost your humour levels include not taking yourself as seriously, while knowing […]
There are hundreds of different variations of smiles expressing the full range of human emotion. From Charles Darwin’s facial expressions interpretations to Stanford University’s “Happiness” class — smile scholars have puzzled over the range of emotions smile depict. Experts including anthropologists, biologists and psychologists agree, the smile is recognizable worldwide and can be viewed as […]