I found this post very helpful and true.  Source As human beings, we’re always striving to be better. The most common self-improvement goals people set, particularly this time of year, are things like losing weight, improving our cholesterol numbers or blood pressure, or getting in shape for a marathon. These are body goals. They are […]

It’s just an accident that we happen to be on earth, enjoying our silly little moments, distracting ourselves as often as possible so we don’t have to really face up to the fact that, you know, we’re just temporary people with a very short time in a universe that will eventually be completely gone. And everything […]

A nurse has recorded the most common regrets of the dying. A palliative nurse who has counselled the dying in their last days has revealed the most common regrets we have at the end of our lives. And among the top, from men in particular, is ‘I wish I hadn’t worked so hard’. Bronnie Ware is an […]

The following story appears in the Feb. 27, 2012, issue of Forbes magazine: The 1965 French film The Shameless Old Lady is about a recently widowed woman who decides, after six decades of dutifully tending her family, that she should have a life. She blows her modest assets on travel and partying. After this brief […]

Carl Gustav Jung (July 26, 1875 – June 6, 1961) was interviewed by Gordon Young, who asked, “What do you consider to be more or less basic factors making for happiness in the human mind?”  Jung answered: 1. Good physical and mental health. 2. Good personal and intimate relationships, such as those of marriage, the family, […]

— Get up early (five o’clock) — Go to bed early (nine to ten o’clock) — Eat little and avoid sweets — Try to do everything by yourself — Have a goal for your whole life, a goal for one section of your life, a goal for a shorter period and a goal for the year; a goal for every […]

The How of Happiness, a book by Sonja Lyubomirsky, makes the case that your happiness is largely under your own control. Drawing upon years of research, including many of her own studies, Lyubomirsky argues that happiness is like a sport: Practice the right exercises and you are very likely to improve. She emphasizes that happiness practices must […]