January 2007

The Happiness of This World - By Karl Kirchwey It has been such a comfort, such a pleasure, to have had this book at elbow the past few weeks. You can read a book of poems from cover to cover, if you want - there are no...

The Department of Happiness is the name given to an advisory committee, formed by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, that is exploring what policy-makers can do to improve British spirits. Panel member Tim Jackson, a professor of sustainable development at the University of Surrey, tells Scott...

As has been touched on in other blog postings we, at The Happiness Institute believe that happiness will come to those who focus on positives and practice the positive psychology principles of happiness proven to work. At the same time, however, there's no doubt that...

Many of you are probably already aware of the Kingdom of Bhutan and its focus, for the last few decades, on Gross National Happiness (as opposed to the more common economic indicators used by most "Western" countries). If nothing else, their efforts have focused the...

Last night I went to a comedy night and had a wonderfully happy few hours laughing at some outrageous and very clever entertainers. On my way home I reflected on the fact that although I often have fun, experience happiness, and engage in activities...

I'm pleased to include the following short article: Learning to be happy - by Kim Pierce Happiness, versus fleeting pleasure, can be learned and practiced. That's a common thread Dr. Andrew Weil sees running through three books on the topic that he discusses in his December...

Here's another great happiness article from Lou Tice of The Pacific Institute. Those of us who knew the 90's were a time of rapid change, and thought the new century would be no different, were right. The ability to quickly adapt is still a...

Scottie Pippen, a member (along with Michael Jordan) of the great Chicago Bulls Basketball team of the '90s has been quoted as saying that 'sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team". I think this applies just as...

Here's an interesting article about happiness and white teeth! Seriously, read the first few paragraphs below to see how the author of this short piece links dental hygeine and happiness. The Cosmetic Dental Industry is a multi-billion dollar Industry, and demand for Cosmetic Dental...

Please enjoy the following happiness related article written by Lou Tice, The Pacific Institute (www.thepacificinstitute.com). Are optimists people who just don't see the pain and suffering in the world, or is something else going on? Let's talk about optimism in a less than perfect world. Do...