Ask Yourself This: “How do I Define Happiness?” Semantics Matter

I have noticed a theme in blog posts recently, happiness.  Not so much “how can I get some” or “this and this makes me happy” but rather the beginnings of an anti-happiness movement.  The problem is that we aren’t using the same language when it comes to discussing happiness.  It’s a problem of semantics. This idea and a few recent posts I’ve read have led to me writing this psuedo-reply post. Continue reading “Ask Yourself This: “How do I Define Happiness?” Semantics Matter”

The Pursuit of Happiness Part 3: Implementing Change and Person-Activity Fit

This is the final part of a 3 part series on the evidence behind sustainable change in happiness.  In this part we’ll look at how these concepts discussed can be put to work to cause a measurable and sustainable happiness increase.  Specifically, how to choose and implement activities. Continue reading “The Pursuit of Happiness Part 3: Implementing Change and Person-Activity Fit”

Getting hit by a truck: Gratitude in the face of adversity

“Hey are you ok?”  I heard as I came to, hand numb from lying in the snow.   A slightly familiar face,  the guy who hit me, faded in, his voice slowly muted by the nearing ambulance sirens.  “I got hit by a truck!” I thought as a wave of nausea gripped me and I swallowed it down before taking inventory of my body.
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The Pursuit of Happiness Part 1: Can we change our Happiness?

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal  that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Sweet Happiness…..  We have an unalienable right to pursue it in the United States, just as much as life, as written in the Declaration of Independence.

How are we to best pursue it? Continue reading “The Pursuit of Happiness Part 1: Can we change our Happiness?”