One way to avoid workaholism is by recognizing that true work-life blend begins in one particular direction: from self to work. Work may come to inform the self over time, but work must first and foremost be designed by the individual if we are to experience meaning and flow, the bedrocks of lasting happiness.
There was a phrase I heard over and over in that refugee camp, and it was oht jhai. It has no literal English translation. The closest meaning would be: "This, too, shall pass." Laotians believe all circumstances are temporary, and if you have the patience to wait them out, you will turn a corner. Something better awaits. If not, that too shall pass.
Monkey see, monkey do in Monteverde, Costa Rica! From witnessing monkeys hanging in the trees right outside our hotel doors, to ziplining through the ...
When I was single I experimented a great deal to see what really worked in getting and keeping a guy.
I may have just met the happiest man in Texas. I was in Austin for a talk at the University of Texas, right before this year's South by Southwest fest...
It's easy to get bogged down in unhappy memories. In the times we've messed up, or the times we've failed at something, and so on. Instead, create a Happiness Folder. It can contain anything that helps you rehearse the memories that you need to become happier in the long-term.
In this two-part series, Sri Sri responds to a variety of questions covering love, religion, war, marriage, parenting and happiness.
Compassion is listening and truly hearing what another has to say. It is a conscious pausing and a slowing down to see and feel the person beside us -- to notice that they are just like us and that they count.
To me, laughter is a non-sexual orgasm. My mind, body and spirit are tickled, sending waves of euphoria that reverberate throughout me. All that is negative is converted into positive waves of light and love. I greatly value the healing and connecting properties of laughter.
Recent studies demonstrate that guilt is more of a trickster than we realized. Guilt influences our unconscious as well as our conscious minds. The ways in which it does so are quite surprising.
International Day of Happiness isn't about drawing smiley faces on sticky notes (which I don't do) or putting a good face on bad news (which I do sometimes), it's about hitting the "pause" button sometime during March 20 and thinking about how happiness is an essential element of life.
The outer image you project is most probably a reflection of how you feel. Do you choose to wear your life as a beautiful statement, or do you choose to wear worry, sadness and misfortune?
You may not want to disappoint those closest to you, but it is your life. When you don't change, you keep doing the same thing over and over, perhaps expecting a different result. Albert Einstein referred to this as the definition of insanity. You're not insane, are you?
We strive so hard to live good lives, to be "happy," to find our way and to create success and joy and share it with others. But it's occurred to me that it's just not that complicated. It's very simple, in fact.
I sit at a desk all day, as do most of my colleagues. And what better way to stretch it out than with a few yoga poses? This quick-hit routine is designed to make you feel alert, alive and fit as always.
I emerged from the subway to a crisp Sunday afternoon with clear skies and snowflakes on the sidewalk and as I was thinking about what chores I had to do that evening I heard a woman say, "Excuse me, do you have the time?"
In Los Angeles, since Jan. 1, we've been struggling to overcome the horrors of the Great Grocery Bag Upheaval. To sum it up: Our leaders have banned plastic grocery bags altogether and now require shoppers to pay for paper bags. Oh, the humanity!
Whether you're spending too much time at the office or taking your stress out on your family, allowing your job take over your life is a slippery slope of misery.
Being a parent calls on every physical, intellectual and emotional resource we have. It is a long, complex process, and I, for one, made it a whole lot harder than it needed to be.
We all know that love is important, yet we often don't spend time thinking about why we should and how we can bring more love into our lives. In fact, it is love -- and all of its inherent qualities -- that can help us lead even more extraordinary, meaningful, and successful lives.