Posts Tagged ‘happiness’
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, June 23, 2014
I am overjoyed to learn of this OUTSTANDINGLY EXCELLENT news!
You’ve read the headline, so you “know” something of the “bottom line.”
A few weeks back, I had written a thoughtful Op-Ed about the matter entitled “Why the LGBT community should support Shirey Ice Cream in Florence, Alabama,” and encouraged peaceful reconciliation.
In part I wrote…
“An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth” does nothing more than increase eyeless, toothless people. It multiplies injury, and eventually claims everyone.
“On the other hand, in stark contrast, love covers a multitude of sins.
“Love your enemies. Pray for those who persecute you. Do good to those who hate you. Let the light of your good deeds shine so brightly so that many others can see it, who will then give praise to your Heavenly Father because of them.
“Those ideas are truly revolutionary values.”
I do not know whether or not Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Seen here, Izzy, the dog has “rescued” a discarded empty of chips from the trash bin, apparently in hopes of obtaining a smidgen of a tasty morsel. / Photo by SRL
Things like this – Cat LOL videos, stories of animals having friendships, and other similarly expressive photos & stories (such as the depressed goat which was separated from, then was reunited with it’s longtime donkey companion) – are quite fascinating.
The reason why should be self-evident. Which is, that we find them humorous or entertaining because we ascribe human traits to animals.
From childhood, I never considered the Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, April 23, 2012
Don’t worry… be happy!
You’ll live longer, too!
If you’ve not seen the 2006 motion picture “The Pursuit of Happyness
,” starring Will Smith
, I wholeheartedly encourage you do so. It’s based upon the real-life story of Chris Gardner
, and his struggle with homelessness in San Francisco
, and eventual rise to prosperity in the world of financial trading. Mr. Gardner makes a cameo appearance at the end of the film as he strides across the street while Mr. Smith and his son also walk by.
The happiness-health connection
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Get your copy of Positive Psychology: Harnessing the power of happiness, mindfulness, and personal strength
Positive emotions have been linked with better health, longer life, and greater well-being in numerous scientific studies. On the other hand, chronic anger, worry, and hostility increase the risk of developing heart disease, as people react to these feelings with raised blood pressure and stiffening of blood vessels. But it isn’t easy to maintain a healthy, positive emotional state. Positive Psychology: Harnessing the power of happiness, mindfulness, and personal strength is a guide to the concepts that can help you find well-being and happiness, based on the latest research.
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Published: April 17, 2012
Want to feel better and improve your health? Start by focusing on the things that bring you happiness. Scientific evidence suggests that positive emotions can help make life longer and healthier.
But fleeting positive emotions aren’t enough. Lowering your stress levels over a period of years with a positive outlook and relaxation techniques could reduce your risk of health problems.
Pathways to happiness
In an early phase of positive psychology research, University of Pennsylvania psychologist Martin Seligman and Christopher Peterson of the University of Michigan chose three pathways to examine:
- Feeling good. Seeking pleasurable emotions and sensations, from the hedonistic model of happiness put forth by Epicurus, which focused on reaching happiness by maximizing pleasure and minimizing pain.
- Engaging fully. Pursuing activities that engage you fully, from the influential research by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. For decades, Csikszentmihalyi explored people’s satisfaction in their everyday activities, finding that people report the greatest satisfaction when they are totally immersed in and concentrating on what they are doing — he dubbed this state of intense absorption “flow.”
- Doing good. Searching for meaning outside yourself, tracing back to Aristotle’s notion of eudemonia, which emphasized knowing your true self and acting in accordance with your virtues.
Through focus groups and testing hundreds of volunteers, they found that each of these pathways individually contributes to life satisfaction.
Things that won’t make you happy
People tend to be poor judges of what will make them happy. Here are some widely held myths about what will bring happiness: Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, January 13, 2012
Sometimes, we don’t think enough of our marital relationship, while at others, we think too much. Somewhere in the middle, there’s a happy land.
Ten Sex Secrets of Really Happy Couples
They don’t do it every day (whew!). They believe in quickies (yay!). Read on for other reassuring truths about what a sexually healthy marriage looks like. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Happy Wednesday, also sometimes known as “Hump Day”!
Well, we’re half way over, and the middle is sometimes called the “hump.”
Hold on, baby… Friday’s comin’!
And you know what this means, don’t you?!
It’s time once again for our weekday installment of… Ten Great Tips for 2011!
Without further ado, ladies and gentlemen… on this 19th day of January, I give you #9!
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