International Day of Happiness: what makes you happy?

If you want one year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want ten years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want one hundred years of prosperity, grow people. — Chinese Proverb Yesterday, March 20th, marked the second annual International Day of Happiness. In 2012 the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution to celebrate happiness and encourage… Read More

Hardwiring Happiness: Thrive Book Club Part 2

[People] ought to know that from nothing else but the brain come joys, delights, laughter and sports, and sorrows, grief, despondency, and lamentations. —Hippocrates In the book Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way, author Dan Buettner says one of the powerful forces that can often deter each of us from authentic happiness is our brain’s hardwiring. Our brains… Read More

Home is Where the Art Is: Thrive Book Club Part 1

Our Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way book club has finally arrived! Apologies for the delay! I wanted to start last week but I was sick with a bad cold. I know many of you have already read the book and have learned a lot from it so I’m happy and excited to finally… Read More

Of Love, Happiness, and Romeo and Juliet

Happiness does not come automatically. It is not a gift that good fortune bestows upon us and a reversal of fortune takes back. It depends on us alone.One does not become happy overnight, but with patient labor, day after day. Happiness is constructed, and that requires effort and time. In order to become happy, we… Read More