happiness

Why gossiping is bad for you

We have all done it. At work. With friends and family. Even with strangers. Gossip. It’s probably the number one topic after the weather. It generally makes for easy conversation. Why do we gossip? Feeling of superiority When you feel bad about yourself, talking bad about someone else can make you feel superior. Part of the group If everybody else is gossiping or spreading rumors, you tend do the same thing in order to fit in. Attention When you know a secret, or are the first person to hear a [...]

2018-11-28T17:26:47+00:00October 19th, 2018|

Take the power to make your life happy.

This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy. -- Susan Polis Schutz   Flashback to winter 10 years ago. 10 o'clock in the morning. Loïc, my 2 and half year old son and I are having tea and a cookie. Baby Rohan is asleep [...]

2018-11-22T19:14:50+00:00August 31st, 2018|

Overthinking Kills Your Happiness

Thoughts are powerful. They are energy. Good or bad energy depending on the thoughts. Thoughts are good. They allow us to think a situation through, to analyze things and to grow from there. But like with all the good things in our life, it should be done with moderation and it’s all a matter of finding the right balance. Let’s say your boss invites you to a one on one to discuss a project you are working on your partner says ‘we need to talk’ a new guy cancels your first date you really want [...]

2018-12-03T15:27:09+00:00January 5th, 2018|

How to be sexy and why it’s good for you

I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot. -- Marilyn Monroe   During my pregnancies I did not feel sexy, although my then husband kept telling me I was. After having my boys, I felt the opposite of sexy. My body had changed, I didn't recognize it anymore and I felt like a walking milk machine. I only wanted to wear comfortable clothes and shoes because I had to pop a boob out on command, run after a toddler constantly, pick up toys, food and clothes all the time and [...]

2018-12-03T15:51:02+00:00September 29th, 2017|

51 insightful ways to find happiness and live a purposeful life

When you ask people what they really want in life, most of the time happiness is in their top three list. Happiness is not easily defined as it means different things to each one of us. Lately though, more and more research goes into that direction and people seem to be more mindful about the simple pleasures in life. Living in the now is no longer just a new age term someone wrote about in a self help book. So if we all want it, why is it so hard to get? You can't buy it (or actually, you CAN a [...]

2017-07-14T09:45:38+00:00July 14th, 2017|

6 ways to give yourself a happiness boost

Sometimes happiness seems something to strive for, to try and catch, like a fish, the end of a journey. The secret is of course to find happiness along the journey. Of course that is not always easy. There are so many things happening every day that can make us go totally crazy. Sometimes it only takes 5 minutes and your day has totally gone down the drain. Smart, meditative gurus say that you can't always change a situation, but you can always change the way you look at it. Because when it come [...]

2017-03-17T09:45:28+00:00March 17th, 2017|