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Roger Ebert Quote

“I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do.” — Roger Ebert

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Dan Dennett Quote

“The secret of happiness is: Find something more important than you are and dedicate your life to it.” —  Dan Dennett, philosopher

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Listen Hard, Love Life

Is Adulthood So Miserable? At night, when I tuck her in, my younger daughter tells me with a sigh of contentment, “Mom, I love life.” It’s a parental dream come true, and her happiness makes my heart sing in my … Continue reading

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Do This! Going with the Flow

(Based on the essay “Going with the Flow” posted October 11, 2011.) What type of happy life best fits you: the pleasant life, the engaged life, or the meaningful life? Expand on this: Check out the following TEDTalks where  Martin Seligman discusses … Continue reading

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Going with the Flow

I’m still thinking about this happiness thing. Even though I concluded in my essay “In Pursuit of Happiness???” that no one can define my happiness but myself, I am still wondering about happiness. How is your happiness different from mine? … Continue reading

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Do This! Before, During, and After

(Based on the essay “Before, During, and After” posted May 17, 2011.) See if you can reduce your stress and increase your joy by “savoring” an upcoming event. Can you extend anticipation, enhance the experience in the moment, and reminisce … Continue reading

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Before, During, and After

I’ve always referred to my youngest daughter as my Joy Child. Clara is a happy kid. As a baby, she smiled early and laughed often. She moves through each day at her own pace, and delights in much along the … Continue reading

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