You know those times when something breaks and your gut reaction is “I just don’t have the money to pay for that right now! It’s going to cost the earth!”… Then you spend the next 30 minutes, or maybe 10 minutes if you’re fast, thinking how unfair life is and how this shouldn’t have happened right at this time! Have you had one of those moments…?? Maybe you’ve had a few??Continue Reading »
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 »
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 »
Sometimes in life things happen and you can shift off balance. You know what I mean, right? You were happy yesterday… then something crappy happened… and today you’re … well.. Not so happy. Right?
We’re all humans and our moods change, some more, some less. It’s been scientifically proven that your actions do change your levels of happiness. Watch here for an action that will undoubtedly increase your happiness.Continue Reading »
… Taking time out to appreciate the beauty around us is… Heck… Just watch the video and you’ll get it!
“There is nothing you need to get, do or be in order to be happy” Srikumar Rao. Ain’t that just so cool! Check out this 18 minute video from Ted.com to hear more from the amazing Srikumar Rao.Continue Reading »