Most people wouldn’t believe me if I said that I used to be medicated for depression, but I was! My “Happy Pills” were Citalopram… and my “Sleepy Pills” were Tamazopam. I hated taking pills. I felt weak. I felt like a failure. I felt like giving up at times, and by that I mean… completely …Continue Reading »
What a great great video.Continue Reading »
Continue Reading »
Many people talk of happiness! It’s almost as if it’s the latest craze! Actually… you know what? It is! For countless years people have suffered! As a society we’ve gotten more and more stressed, more and more refined in what we eat, faster and faster in what we do, fatter and fatter our size, bigger and bigger in what we drive and louder and louder in how we tell others how poor, stressed or unhappy we are!
Clap Your Hands… (Watch this for a smile)Continue Reading »
Some time ago I wrote a book for a dear friend of mine. She was outwardly incredibly bubbly, happy and the life of the party but was, on the inside, one of the most hurt souls I knew.
Having had personal experience as an outwardly bubbly person who was hurting deeply on the inside, I felt the missing ingredient for my friend was one that is missing in many people’s lives. The ingredient I’m referring to is happiness that comes from within, from yourself, from your own experience with life (rather than being happy when something good happens, for example).Continue Reading »
Ha ha ha… I have no idea what lollipops have to do with this article BUT… I swear this has something to do with pink shoes and being happy! I went shoe shopping in the weekend with my man… which, honestly, is typically more entertaining than watching the All Blacks (New Zealand’s Rugby Team) kick the butts of the Wallabies (Australia’s Rugby Team) – A big call I know!Continue Reading »
Leo Babauta, the author of the book “The Power of Less” and the guy behind the popular blog Zen Habits, recently published a post about how to be happy anytime.
I’m always happy with what I’m doing, because I don’t compare it to anything else, and instead pay close attention to the activity itself. I’m always happy with whoever I’m with, because I learn to see the perfection in every person. I’m always happy with where I am, because there’s no place on Earth that’s not a miracle.Continue Reading »
Continue Reading »
Playing like a kid fills me with joy and happiness. So I find it strange that adults seem to have forgotten how to play. Now, I’m not blowing my own horn, but I’m totally into playing. I’ll play in business meetings. I’ll play whilst running or in cafes. I’ll play and pull funny faces until the cows come home. I find that people often comment about my playful nature, noticing how it brings joy to others, how it brings people together and/or how it creates reasons for la…
He’s passionate about motorbikes… SO passionate that he had kept his motorbike book at his local cafe so he could read it each time he went there… Until “someone took it”, says Pete Brouard who is now wheelchair bound due to his multiple sclerosis. Despite this disease, Pete infects the world with happiness wherever he goes. Check out this very candid interview.
Click “Continue Reading” To View The Video Full SizeContinue Reading »
1. Happy People are crazy or weird
This myth is a common thing to hear. Some people have also insinuated that to be happy one has to “be on something”. In fact, I can vividly remember walking down a concourse at university when I was studying and being told I looked crazy because I was walking with a massive smile on my face. I was as high as a kite on life… happy… but “crazy”? Studies have shown, however, that happy people are actually more socially accepted than non-happy people and rate higher on like-ability scales also.Continue Reading »