Snapshots of Happiness Contest

If you could capture happiness in one single image, what would it look like?  With the popularity of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the like, we seem to like to express ourselves an awful lot with pictures this century.  So what one image is worth a thousand words of happiness to you? The sweet folks over at Oregon Chai are running a contest and have asked me to tell you about it.  Now, before you get upset thinking I get money […]

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How to NOT be happy.

That was the title of the article that caught my eye.  It dealt with the top five ways to guarantee you won’t be happy.  Wow.  Really?  An article needed to be written to point out ways to help people understand that which prevents them from being happy?!  Because from where I sit, seems like there are a lot of folks don’t really need much assistance in this area.  They’re doing a mighty-fine job keeping the happiness fairy at bay.  Still.  […]

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Happiness 101

The first thing you should know about happiness is that the experts say that only 40% of our happiness is in our control.  They attribute about 10% to circumstances and about 50% to genetic endowments.   Someone really should have told me about this sooner.  Who knew that a slew of professionals could have been hard at work on half of me in my mythical pursuit of happiness.  Darn gene pool.   I recently read an article from the editors […]

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