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, 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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