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I love the random act of kindness challenge. The idea is to inspire people to make a life-long commitment to service and kindness. The event challenges participants to complete a checklist of 50 acts of kindness in one week, including such things as holding the door for someone, helping a friend, or picking up trash. [...]
The idea is simple: Give what you want to receive because (1) this is showing to yourself that you had it to give in the first place, and (2) the only way to find freedom is in giving. One of the many ways to do that is to post inspirational sticky notes around your neighborhood, [...]
For many years, to argue that laughter could help people become healthier was to make a claim without evidence. It all started to change in 1976.
I hear many of my colleagues associate laughter with happiness. While I understand where they are coming from, I have a different perspective. But first let's review the definition of 4 different states of being (*) to see where happiness fits in there: 1. Pleasure: Is a "physiological" sensation rooted in the body. Examples of [...]
You know the basics: don’t smoke, drink in moderation, and go easy on the cheeseburgers. But there’s a lot more to longevity than that. Here are Six Surprising Ways Laughter Can Help You Live Longer.
You can begin to create your own biography of joy by thinking back to when you were a small child. How did joy feel in your body? Are you someone who tended to giggle or sing when you felt joyful?
Happiness is a trendy word and that's wonderful, but what does it really mean? Being able to answer this question with accuracy is important, because to understand the causes and effects of happiness, you first need to be able to define it. Happiness, then, is commonly defined as the state of being happy, and often [...]