Happiness, Mindfulness

Go With The Flow

Have you ever felt so focused on a task or activity that you seem to forget everything else going on around you? I thought it was just an expression to be in a state of ‘flow’, but it turns out that it’s a full-fledged mental state, defined by positive psychology in which a ‘person is…

Happiness, Mindfulness

Happy for No Reason

I’ve been reading a lot of books on the idea of happiness. And yet, yesterday I thought to myself: after all these books I’m still not really sure how I’d define happiness. What does it mean to be happy exactly? Strangely enough, soon after asking myself that question, I read a definition of happiness by Marci…

Happiness, Self Improvement

Passion can be People

Today, let’s talk about passion. Say you have a “passion” for baking, so you take out a big loan and you open a bakery. Now two things can happen: Outcome #1. You are overjoyed at being given the opportunity to bake all the time and waking up at 5:30 am every day is no problem….

Happiness

Profound Quotes from Friends and Family

Everybody loves a good ol’ inspiring quote. But typically the only ones we ever hear are said by an old famous person from the 1900’s or some celebrity. But what about that time that your mom dropped that off-the-cuff, profound one-liner during casual conversation during lunch last week? So I decided to start keeping track of those inspiring every-day…

Happiness, Mindfulness

A Lesson From Siddhartha

I’d like to share my favorite quote from the novel Siddhartha, by Hermanne Hesse. But first to give some background of the situation in the story, Siddhartha and his friend Govinda are living in the time of Buddha. Govinda follows closely the teachings of Buddha and is seeking enlightenment. Siddhartha however goes out on his own,…

Happiness, Health, Mindfulness

It’s All in Your Head

The mind is a powerful thing. Most of you have heard of the Placebo Effect, where people have been cured of serious ailments like chronic pain, depression even stomach ulcers just from the power of thought, believing that they are taking a medical drug when it’s in fact just an inert pill. This concept applies…

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