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What do we know about bliss? Paul Smetana

March 8, 2012 – 5:51 pm |

Well, the bit I want to focus on today, is the unusual problem of being Intoxicated by Bliss.
This all started the other day when I was surprisingly, unexpectedly and Remarkably “Intoxicated by Bliss”, for most …

A Retreat from Suffering – Paul Smetana

February 23, 2012 – 2:46 pm |

Now this is really my own theory, but at least for me, it explains how a person might get Alzheimer’s Disease. So it goes like this, … Our emotional default setting is Warm, glowy, tingly, …

Is this the shortcut to being compassionate?

February 16, 2012 – 9:08 pm |

Is this the shortcut to being compassionate?
When you feel good, you do good.
It’s the unknown short cut to compassionate care, the untrodden path to helping others, is another way to put it … and it’s …

The false security of unhappiness by Paul Smetana

February 13, 2012 – 3:59 pm | 3 Comments

I just don’t get it!
When I’m in my feel good mood, there’s no better place to be, and my life is better in so many ways. But oddly enough when I’m unhappy, I annoyingly resist changing to …

Learn the ‘Habits of Happiness’, in Christchurch, with Ali Scott

February 1, 2012 – 5:39 pm |

Ali Scott runs a 6-week evening course teaching the thinking styles and belief systems conducive to being happier.
The courses have been running for two years now and Ali, a trained teacher, writer and therapist says …

What’s the cornerstone of a successful life? Feeling good.

January 20, 2012 – 9:25 pm |

By Paul Smetana
We need it for our Socio-Economics, our health,wealth, and self esteem. It’s vitally important for our relationships, social, business, work, and career. In the area of creativity, competition, and Intelligence IQ, it’s …

An Ode to Joy by Paul Smetana

January 8, 2012 – 9:49 pm | 2 Comments

I recently remembered an interesting thing about contracting Alzheimer’s.  Shock can produce it! But Why? Why can shock cause Alzheimer’s?
Then it came to me in a flash. Let me explain what came to me. Our …

Merry Christmas/Happy Solstice!

December 25, 2011 – 10:35 am |
Merry Christmas/Happy Solstice!

Where ever you are, what ever you’re doing, wising you a happy, joyous, loving day.
Take care of yourself, and your loved ones and remember to have some good old fashioned fun!

Happiness the Other Way Around

November 3, 2011 – 5:00 pm |

By Paul Smetana
This morning as I sat by the lake in the pouring rain, there was this endless grin on my face. What put it there? Well, nothing actually. I was just happy. I came …

The Greatest Gift – by Paul Smetana

October 5, 2011 – 9:03 pm |

Paul Smetana runs the blog Be Touched By Life.  He draws upon thirty years work experience with people as a community carer in Aged Care to share the insight into the keys of happiness.
In life, …

Letter to the Editor: Habits of Happiness Course Offered in Christchurch

September 20, 2011 – 3:26 pm |

Anyone in ChCh want to learn some ‘habits of happiness’? My ‘Habits of Happiness’ course is becoming increasingly popular with spaces filling fast for the next course starting October the 6th. Every Thursday night for …

Online Survey About Happiness Levels for Kiwi Women

August 4, 2011 – 2:10 pm | 2 Comments

An online survey conducted by Good Health magazine to establish how happy New Zealand women are has revealed some surprising results*.
30% of Kiwi women are concerned about their level of happiness, and 34% don’t know …

How Wellbeing Contributes to Productivity

June 29, 2011 – 2:20 pm |
How Wellbeing Contributes to Productivity

” There is a large amount of evidence from the academic research to support the idea that if organisations nurture psychological well-being (PWB) in their workforce it will bring tangible bottom-line benefits. At …

The Habits of Happiness – Are They Learnable?

February 14, 2011 – 10:48 am |

Research from the field of positive psychology is now showing that happiness, and its extended family, for example, joy, calm, pride, hope and love do not appear randomly in individuals. There are certain characteristic ways …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog 249 – Top Three Articles About Happiness from 2010

December 30, 2010 – 10:50 pm |

Ahhh yes, the immensely important subject of happiness.  So important that this very website is named after it.  Here are some of the best articles of this year regarding this vital emotion:
Creating a New Story …

Law of Attraction Coaching – with Charlotte Squire

December 20, 2010 – 2:37 pm |

Set yourself up for an amazing 2011

Attract your dream home
Manifest your ideal job
Enjoy a smooth, happy relationship
Create a tide of wealth
Call in your ‘One’

Create the strategy, and gain the inspiration and clarity …

Great Lake Relay’s Mental Health Ambassadors Help All People Flourish

November 30, 2010 – 4:50 pm |

The Mental Health Foundation is proud to announce their team of celebrity ambassadors for the 2011 Great Lake Relay.
“The Foundation is very excited to have such inspirational New Zealanders pledge their support to help …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog 207 – What Makes You Happy?

November 18, 2010 – 8:50 pm |

One of our loyal readers – Tess James – sent in this video in today.  It was produced by a lady named Carolyn Barnwell who travelled the world asking the question ‘What makes you happy?’  …

Motorcycling as Therapy

September 23, 2010 – 8:20 pm | 5 Comments

By Des Molloy – recent graduate of the Happyzine Positive Writing Course

“Thank God they haven’t found a cure for motorcycling!” This is a refrain that I have oft repeated. Non-motorcyclists just think you are being …

Ekodo: Compassionate Environmentalism

September 3, 2010 – 6:00 pm |

By Sean Weaver
Over the last twenty-five years of environmental practice, I have had countless opportunities to experience and reflect on how to enhance my effectiveness. I have had my fair share of failures and successes …

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