Archive For: Happiness

Let it go, let go……

Let it go, let go……

You would have to be fully certified hermit not to know at least a couple of lines of “that” song from Frozen.  Personally, I think “Would you like to build a snowman” is considerably more poignant and reminds me of “Slipping through  my fingers” by Abba.  Moments promised and lost forever. However, this is not ... Read More
 
Do you want to be more?

Do you want to be more?

According to the author Malcolm Gladwell you would need to earn approximately 2.5 times more as an employee than you do as an entrepreneur to maintain the same level of happiness. Research has also shown that you also need to maintain an average environmental temperature of 14 degrees centigrade to achieve maximum happiness. So if ... Read More
 
Brain training, Buddhist Monks and the art of meditation

Brain training, Buddhist Monks and the art of meditation

Matthieu Ricard is a French biochemist turned Buddhist monk. He is the happiest man in the world and he is none too happy about that. He volunteered to take part in a study at the University of Wisconsin (and here). They studied the brainwaves of several hundred people who meditated regularly. Wired up to over ... Read More
 
Don’t be better, be different

Don’t be better, be different

Codswallop. Good, better and best are all comparative – comparative to SOMEBODY ELSE.  You are good at singing (compared to who?)  You are better at running than your sister.  You are the best ukelele player in the country (in other words in comparison to every other ukelele player in the country). Why do you want ... Read More