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Why We Chose Happiness

Beth and I did not always choose happiness. There were times in our lives when happiness was not something we thought about or strove for. We saw happiness as a lucky by-product of living. A feeling you could get if things happened to go your way. As we grew up, we did not stress happiness in either of our households.…

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What Makes You Happy?

Most people think things make them happy. Getting a new car or a new job or a new friend certainly gives you a feeling of joy. You enjoy the working towards it and the receiving of it. But many times, the attainment of the thing you’ve sought after also brings a feeling of ‘what’s next?’ Its the feeling you have…

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Can You Be Happier?

Can you be happier? It sounds a little rhetorical. You say, of course, I can be happier. Who couldn’t be happier? Especially since we know happiness is not based on a random scale, but on how often you feel happy. Is it worth any extra effort to be happier? For sure. There are plenty of studies that show happier people…

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Are you happy now?

Are you happy now? Most people are happy at least some of the time. It seems to come and go without giving it much thought as to how it gets there or where it goes. With happiness, you don’t notice it’s gone until later when you realize you’re no longer happy. You’re like “Wait, how did I get here? What…

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How Often are you Happy?

If the measure of your happiness is whether you are happy now and your Happiness Ratio is how much of your day you spend being happy, let’s get to the big question: How happy are you?  Or better, how often are you happy? To get a sense of how happy you are, consider how much of your day you have…

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How do you Measure Happiness?

Are there different levels of happiness? Does it start with sort of happy and go all the way to very happy? Or is happiness binary – either you’re happy or not happy? Can you even measure happiness? There are all kinds of studies and tests – some of them on the internet – that claim to tell you how happy…

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What a busy couple of weeks

Beth and I have had a fantastic couple of weeks. It started off two weeks ago when we went to the Science and Nonduality conference in San Jose, CA.(https://www.scienceandnonduality.com/conferences/sand17-us/).  This was an amazing conference with hundreds of participants learning from over 50 presenters.  The presentations ranged from highly technical new research about how biology, physics, math and the sciences support…

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What is Happiness?

Happiness is complex yet amazingly simple.  You know it when you feel it but often struggle to describe or define it.  Is it an emotion?  Is it internal feedback?  Is it a frame of mind?  Is it even more? The good thing about happiness is we don’t have to know what it is to feel it.  Just like we don’t…

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