Author: Carol

September 28, 2017 Carol No comments exist

The video below is from Pump Boys and Dinettes. Rhetta Cupp tells her sister Prudie, “I need a vacation from more of the same old thing. … If I could only do something different somewhere else, oh what a joy, a mighty joy, that would bring.” Prudie then crosses to L.M., one of the “pump boys.” L.M….

July 16, 2017 Carol No comments exist

If the solution to happiness could be expressed as a mathematical formula, this is it: Mindfulness Plus Compassion Equals Happiness The happiness map illustrates.  This Way To Happiness Path To Happiness: Start At Mindfulness I love Jon Kabat-Zinn’s definition of mindfulness: Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment,…

July 8, 2017 Carol No comments exist

How are you feeling right now? If you are feeling down, or not quite tip-top, this post can help! You will learn the three simplest ways to feel better fast.   The remedies for fighting today’s unhappiness are much the same as the solutions for long-term happiness. Both employ the same strategies. So try some…

June 27, 2017 Carol 1 comment

Love and Loving-Kindness What is love anyway? It’s strange, in a way, that the word hardly requires explaining. It seems that we all just instinctively know what it is! You will find a number of posts on Simple True Happiness that include a discussion of the term loving-kindness. You’ll also find, if you care to…

June 21, 2017 Carol 2 comments

Discover some simple strategies for eating well. These tips will take you from planning to table with ease. Includes suggestions for menu planning, food shopping, and cooking. How do you feel about the whole business of feeding yourself and your family? Chore or pleasure? For me the answer usually falls somewhere in the middle. How…

June 12, 2017 Carol 2 comments

Positive emotions are good for our health. Shared positive emotions — positive emotions people feel in connection with others —  seem to be a real driving force behind health benefits. In fact, positive social connection forecasts health and longevity every bit as much as does maintaining a healthy body weight and refraining from smoking. And, despite what you might think, we…

May 26, 2017 Carol No comments exist

Some things are un-American. Thanks to Tom Ricks for reminding us of what these are. Watching this, listening to the tape, brings me back a lot to the 1930s, the use of political violence to subdue people and the vocabulary word I think for today is un-American. It is un-American for a political candidate to…

May 13, 2017 Carol No comments exist

Would you like to be a happier person? Do you like to make other people happy? Signature strengths power happiness! Discover yours today! The Science of Character This is an amazing video that should be shared with everyone! Ed Diener, Ph.D., (“Dr. Happy”), speaking to his research on happiness that spans over three decades. He…

May 7, 2017 Carol No comments exist

‘I don’t understand how our lawmakers…can be so lacking in empathy,’ says Xeni Jardin, breast cancer survivor and co-editor of Boing Boing, on the House passing the AHCA. Jardin is referring to the “health care” bill passed by the House on May 4, 2017. America is like a body, and we have to take care…

April 29, 2017 Carol 1 comment

As time goes by I find myself feeling less alone and less afraid of death. I attribute these feelings to an increasingly strong belief in what Duane Elgin calls  “a living universe.”   In the video below, Elgin says,”Today the human family faces the perfect storm of a world in systems crisis. The climate is warming,…