The science of happiness

The science of happiness

Scientists are studying happiness and how to achieve it.  Here are some findings; around half your happiness level is hereditary.  Half of us are born gloomy and half cheerful by nature.  Around 40% is due to a recent event, like an illness or a promotion.  This...
Happiness and Prosperity

Happiness and Prosperity

It is very hard to be happy when you don’t have enough money.  This does not mean that you have to be rich to be happy.  It means that you have enough to pay for essentials like food and shelter, can indulge in the occasional luxury, have minimal credit card debt, and...
How to Achieve Happiness

How to Achieve Happiness

Happiness is elusive.  Sometimes you feel happy for no reason at all.  You wake up and all is well with your world. Sometimes you feel unhappy for almost no reason.  Any minor thing can set you off.  You see the dark side of almost everything. This is all very...
How to Deal with Difficult Relationships

How to Deal with Difficult Relationships

How to deal with difficult relationships… or, more accurately, how to deal with all relationships.  I have never known an easy intimate relationship.  Of course that might be something to do with my tendency to be attracted to difficult people. Why are...
How to Survive a Major Disaster

How to Survive a Major Disaster

How many times have you been through a major disaster?  Most of us go through quite a few, at least by time we are grown up.  What was it like for you? How many time has your heart been broken?  This is usually our first disaster.  Often feels like the end of the...
1984 Is Here and Gone

1984 Is Here and Gone

Nineteen Eighty-Four is here and gone. For those of use with short memories, Nineteen Eighty-Four is George Orwell’s tale of a dystopian future in which the government spies on everyone.  It is a world of conform or else.  Published in 1949, this book accurately...

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