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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Happiness vs gratitide

From the "Science for Raising Happy Kids"

Researchers have found that people who practice gratitude feel considerably happier (25%) than those in a control group; they are more joyful, enthusiastic, interested, and determined.

Grateful people not only feel good, but they act good, so to speak; their joy and enthusiasm is palpable to others. Studies show that people who have been taught to practice being appreciative offer more emotional support to other people. Grateful people are more likely to be both kind and helpful. And the spouses and friends of gratitude practicers report increases in energy, excitement, and attentiveness.


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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sigh

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Happiness vs friendships

From the "Science for Raising Happy Kids"

The upshot of 50 years of happiness research is that the quantity and quality of a person’s social connections—friendships, relationships with family members, closeness to neighbors, etc.—is so closely related to well-being and personal happiness the two can practically be equated. People with many friendships are less likely to experience sadness, loneliness, low self-esteem, and problems with eating and sleeping.

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

New mom bliss

What are the ingredients for your bliss? How often to you take advantage of them when they present themselves? Do you give yourself permission to relax? If not, who do you think is going to give it to you?

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

It's an honour just to be nominated

I was excited to discover that Brigindo, nominated this blog for an Inspiration Award!

I've complied with the rules of the nomination over here.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Relax

Vivian Quiring once said:

"Saying you don't have time to revitalize is like saying you don't have time to get gas because you're too busy driving."

Or as Sydney J. Harris put it:
"The time to relax is when you don't have time for it."

So what are you waiting for? Make time to relax!
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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Do you play to your strengths?

It seems like a simple enough question. Let's look at a definition of strength:

strength - forte: an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his forte"
Many people translate that into "something you are good at doing." Not so, says Marcus Buckingham.
"—just because you're good at something doesn't mean it's a strength. If what you're doing completes you, it's a strength. If it depletes you, it's actually a weakness."
Something to think about.
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