Take time to smell the roses – boost your joy!

Summer is here, and the world is busy and sun is shining bright. This is a decent time to consider the force of power of beauty to produce joy. Do you tear up when watching movies? Does the sight of a cherry tree in full blossom leave you speechless? Does your heart feel full when […]
By |July 26th, 2014|Beauty, Photo|0 Comments

Bluebird: A symbol of happiness and Twitter logo. Coincidence?

Do you get a lift when you see a bluebird? I do. Do you remember the blue bird from Disney’s song Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah? Who can remember that song without breaking a smile – “Mr. Bluebird’s on my shoulder.”

Remember the line from the song “Over the Rainbow” – “Somewhere over the Rainbow/Bluebirds fly”

Isn’t it quite a coincidence that […]

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Fairy tales or focusing? Surprising research.

Are we happier day dreaming about fairy castles, or focusing on the work at hand?

At first thought, fantasizing about fairy castles sounds lovely. Much nicer than effort-focused concentrating aka meditation.  Guess what? Scientists have proven that we are much happier when focusing.

Want proof? How about a research study by Harvard psychologists? Matthew Killingsworth and Daniel […]

By |July 25th, 2014|Beauty, Photo|0 Comments

Happiness is a butterfly. Do you know why?

Who doesn’t like the butterfly. What a lovely thought God had. Tiny little things, so beautiful and different. Take the time to closely see, surely it is a miracle. “Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight […]
By |July 31st, 2012|Beauty, Inspiration, Photo|2 Comments

Kitty Prozac. How did that happen?

How did cats come to rule the Internet (4.5 billion cat videos on the Internet) and tame us to serve them?  That is a long murky story you can read about here.  But ultimately, both humans and cats benefit from this relationship. 

According to USA Today, “Cats can make owners happier, healthier and gentler.” Gentler? Really.

The article says: Why […]
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Flowers enhance emotional health.

For thousands of years, humans have cultivated, planted and lovely tended to flowers. What the evolutionary payoff for that? Well, a very good one indeed. According to a lengthy scientific study, see reference below, flowers evolved just like dogs adapting to please us – at the top of the food chain.

Here is a summary of […]

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