August 2007

Study reveals four dimensions of faith and health Monday, August 27, 2007 DAVE PARKS Many studies have shown that faith has a positive effect on health. Religious people tend to live longer, cope better with illness and even have lower blood pressure. But a few studies have shown...

I hope you find the following quotes, and my happiness interpretations, helpful and stimulating: Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. - Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826, 3rd President of the United States Do you want happiness? ...

Cameron should count on happiness If wellbeing is not linked to wealth, it could still prove a surprisingly Tory agenda Larry Elliott, economics editor Monday August 27, 2007 The Guardian So how did you feel last week when you heard the news that the UK economy grew by...

By Jennifer jarvis Standard-Times correspondent August 26, 2007 6:00 AM Editor's note: The Standard-Times ran a five-part series this past week on what makes young people happy, based on an AP/MTV nationwide poll. Today, we turn to a forum of local youths to see how they feel about...

A fascinating book has received quite a bit of attention lately - it's called "The Luck Factor" and it's by Prof Richard Wiseman. I'm referring to it here because I think (as you'll see below) that it has direct relevance to happiness. Keep...

Positive Psychology News Daily Does my butt look big in this? Applying strengths intelligently. Posted: 25 Aug 2007 11:30 PM CDT By Bridget Grenville-Cleave Bridget Grenville-Cleave, University of East London MAPP student. Bridget has over 17 years experience in Organizational Change Management, Finance, and...

Researchers: Choices spawn happiness By Arthur Max and Toby Sterling, Associated Press AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan long ago dispensed with the notion of Gross National Product as a gauge of well-being. The king decreed that his people would aspire to Gross...

Happiness doesn't depend on possessions Bonnie Titley Editor's note: Character Fort Collins is a nonprofit organization that emphasizes the enhancement of good character throughout the community. Each month, a different character trait is highlighted. For August, the trait is "contentment: realizing that true happiness does not...

The happiness you can grow Phra Paisan Visalo, the abbot of Mahawan forest monastery in Chaiyaphum, discusses how we can achieve true and lasting happiness True happiness cannot be bought. It is something we have to cultivate ourselves. There is a Chinese saying that "if you want...