Archives for Happiness
“Happiness” was the topic of discussion among seven friends this past Sunday. We were eating breakfast around a table in a cabin in the middle of North Carolina’s Nantahala National Forest. Four men, three women. Three couples: one married nary a month; another to be married soon; the third – talking about it. And an [...]
On a sailing trip to Tonga years ago, my husband and I were told to keep our knees covered as a sign of respect and never engage in any buy-and-sell transactions on Sunday. We would end up in jail.
Sunday in Tonga is celebrated as a strict Sabbath, enshrined so in the constitution, and [...]
There are various ways to learn about how to live life better – follow the happiness research, read self-help vociferously, use downtime to zero in on what’s working and what’s not – or listen in on a conversation in a nursing home.
Last Wednesday a 54-year-old dishy blonde, positive and perky woman introduced herself to Brownie, [...]
I trudged through 14 pages of teensy-sized font, carefully taking notes, to learn from respected research on secrets of “the good life.” Why? Because this mother-of-a-study makes an unusual discovery.
The Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of THE longest-running and very exhaustive longitudinal studies of mental and physical well-being in history followed 268 men who [...]
Since you lost your job, are you romantizing about becoming an organic farmer? Think your kitchen talents might land you on The Food Network?
Oh I see, you figure your creative spirit is meant to design cool new buildings. Being an architect WAS cool – two years ago when it made it (barely) into the 2007 [...]
Ten years before Oprah found Eckhard Tolle and started extolling virtures of “the present moment” via 10 Monday night classes full of way too much SKYPING (you can down load them here,) Jacob Needleman moved many of us to examine just what the hell we were doing with the time in our lives and [...]