Mindful Breathing, Body Scan and Loving-Kindness Meditation
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Post No.: 0180   Furrywisepuppy says:   Post No.: 0088 hopefully clarified what mindfulness is about and what it isn’t about. The following are a few different types of meditations you can try.   To make it easier, you might … Read More

Is Having More Choice Always Better?
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Post No.: 0170   Furrywisepuppy says:   Being presented with any choice, on the face of it, should always be at least no worse than being presented no choice at all, when the ‘you have no choice’ ‘option’ is one … Read More

Key Ingredients for a Happier Work Life
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Post No.: 0164   Furrywisepuppy says:   At work, there are many things that are critical for one’s furry sense of well-being besides just the size of one’s salary and any material fringe benefits. One can appreciate that not everyone … Read More

A Limit to Buying Happiness
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Post No.: 0158   Furrywisepuppy says:   Money is important to us for our survival and (for some more than others) our self-esteem. Money and a job can bring about a sense of security too, and hence life satisfaction. It … Read More

Go For Positive Experiences Over Material Possessions
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Post No.: 0149   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Seeking positive experiences is generally better for our happiness and life satisfaction than seeking material possessions. It’s our experiences that ultimately become our life narrative, whereas material possessions generally don’t. It’s our experiences … Read More

Laughter, Play, Regular Physical Exercise and Nature
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Post No.: 0135   Furrywisepuppy says:   Laughter is indeed a medicine that one is recommended to take regularly. (I like watching lots of comedy!) It overall decreases our blood pressure, enhances our immune function, reduces the focus on any … Read More

Travelling on the Never-Ending Hedonic Treadmill
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Post No.: 0116   Furrywisepuppy says:   Even after the most incredible or terrible of events, we have an amazing tendency to regress, at least largely back, and often completely back, to the happiness levels we had prior to the … Read More

Modern Life and Keeping Up With the Joneses
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Post No.: 0104   Furrywisepuppy says:   So much about modern life works against affording happiness and achieving optimal day-to-day health (e.g. being stuck inside buildings and away from nature, foregoing exercise or social encounters because increasingly more things can … Read More

Mindfulness Meditation and Focusing Attention on the Present
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Post No.: 0088   Furrywisepuppy says:   Mindfulness is about an awareness of the present – the here and now – in an open, kind and non-judgemental way. Mindfulness means intentionally maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily … Read More

It is Not a Failure to Not Feel Happy All the Time
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Post No.: 0075   Furrywisepuppy says:   Now there’s no true entitlement to be happy all the time, and it’s not unnatural to be unhappy sometimes. It’s not a failure to feel unhappy! If you’re feeling unhappy or angry, for … Read More

Some Positive and Negative Mental Habits We Do
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Post No.: 0061   Furrywisepuppy says:   Continuing from Post No.: 0037 on our quest in understanding that happiness can be trained – some positive mental habits include self-compassion (which is like self-esteem but without the risk of narcissism or … Read More

You Can Fake It to Make It!
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Post No.: 0050   Furrywisepuppy says:   A key thing to understand about human psychology is that, because of the brain’s cognitive ‘associative machinery’ and the way it works with links and associations – correlation is intuitively treated the same … Read More

Gratitude is Key to Our Well-Being
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Post No.: 0042   Furrywisepuppy says:   Gratitude helps us to notice the good in the world and our positive connections with others, and to not take these for granted. We’re goal-focused, problem-solving-oriented organisms hence why we tend to focus … Read More

Happiness Can Definitely Be Trained
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Post No.: 0037   Furrywisepuppy says:   If one describes a person who exercises regularly then you can probably guess that he/she will be generally physically fit, and vice-versa if a person does not exercise regularly. And so if one … Read More

All It Sometimes Needs is a Different Perspective
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Post No.: 0026   Furrywisepuppy says:   If the main thing on your mind right now is how poorly the sports team you support did on the weekend, that pimple on your face, having a bad hair day, that hole … Read More

Yin and Yang, Dark and Bright
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Post No.: 0004   We need to know what dark is before we can understand what bright is, and vice-versa (e.g. time and again, those who’ve just experienced real and prolonged starvation tend to find that their next meal, even … Read More

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