5 Secrets of Happiness

Secrets to Happiness I recently read a story  about a 92 year old woman and her ‘5 secrets to happiness’. I suspect the story isn’t authentic, just a metaphoric tale but really it makes no difference as it is the message that is important. The story goes like this. A spritely 92 year old lady had been married for over 70 years when her husband died. She decided she had no alternative but...
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Laugh your cares and pains away?

Enjoying a good laugh Most people enjoy having a good laugh, it’s a sign of happiness and joy. Scientific research consistently shows that laughter is good for us in many ways. Benefits include improved circulation, strengthened immune system and an increased sense of physical and emotional wellbeing. Prolonged laughter gives us a tough physical workout too. One of the reasons we may feel...
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‘A trophy with a voice’

Julie Ostrow – Laughter Connector I am most privileged to be able to call Julie Ostrow a friend but I suspect that just about everyone that has met her will feel the same way. When you meet Julie it’s like meeting someone you already know; her warmth, her smile, her always ready-to-go laugh makes you feel as comfortable, relaxed and as happy as you do with those people closest to you. Yes,...
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The ripple effect that will ‘elevate’ you

Positive Psychology will show you how you can live ‘your best life’. A good place to start is to increase your experience of positive emotions. The Dalai Lama says “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy. practice compassion“. This video (although it is an advert) shows how acts of kindness and compassion can cause a ripple effect of...
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Another Way to Look at Happiness – Stephen Fry

Do we have to have a faith or religion in order to find meaning and purpose in our lives? Stephen Fry narrates a video written and produced by the British Humanist Association that explores the subject of what makes people happy. What do you think?     ...
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Happy version of Happy Song

The song that makes you feel either happy (or desperate to get the tune out of your head) is really wonderful when performed by Daas Choir      ...
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