Category Archive: Happiness

Mindfulness Can Make You Happier

This post is about a TV documentary; Horizon – The Truth About Personality. Michael Mosley explores the latest science about how our personalities are created and whether they can be changed. I watched… Continue reading

Getting More Sleep

I posted recently about going to sleep earlier and I have been progressively going to be earlier. My internet is on a timer and goes off at 10.30 and I have a daily… Continue reading

What made me laugh?

Daily Prompt: From the Gut Tell us about the last time you had a real, deep, crying-from-laughing belly laugh. What’s made me laugh recently? The film The Internship was amusing but not a real… Continue reading

Why be Happy?

I’m alive. I’m loved. I have food, water and shelter. I have friends. The sun shines through my windows sometimes. There will be another day tomorrow. I can smile. I can laugh. I… Continue reading

Boulevard Walk

Daily Prompt: The Artist’s Eye Is there a painting or sculpture you’re drawn to? What does it say to you? Describe the experience. (Or, if art doesn’t speak to you, tell us why.) Art… Continue reading

Daily Prompt: Morality

Daily Prompt: Morality Play Where do your morals come from — your family? Your faith? Your philosophical worldview? How do you deal with those who don’t share them, or derive them from a different… Continue reading

Zen of Mindful Window Cleaning

(and other Chores) Feel the cloth in your hand, the texture on your skin. Observe the dirt as you wipe it of the glass. Listen to the sound of the cloth on the… Continue reading

What is the Observing Self?

I’ve been reading ‘The Happiness Trap’ by Russ Harris. I’m becoming a fan as I turn the pages and work through the exercises. This book about using ‘The Observing Self’ to become comfortable… Continue reading

Jane McGonigal and Super Better

More than a year ago I saw this inspiring video and I put it on my list of things to look at later. I got around to it in the end. I think… Continue reading

How to get more sleep.

Like many modern folk I wake most mornings feeling tired and unready for the day ahead. The simple answer to this is to go to bed earlier. But how do I make myself… Continue reading

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