Archives for happiness

The Joy of Slowing Down

At the end of the evening, just before I go to bed I like to go for a walk.

I love walking around the campground when it’s dark, the stars are out and everyone’s tucked inside. It’s so peaceful as I slowly make my way around the park.

I like doing things slowly.

It feels good.


Why Laughter is the Best Teacher

My favorite teachers all have one thing in common – they make me laugh.  It’s not just that they are funny but that they are enjoying themselves as much as their audience.  It’s infectious.

Whenever I’m listening to teachers who are taking themselves too seriously or not able to find the humor in life, I tune out immediately.  I just can’t relate to it.

So when I teach, I try to bring in funny stories to get my point across.  Not just because it’s fun (although that is a good reason!), but because I think it’s the most effective way to learn.


Do You Want to Feel Guilty or Happy?

We all have our guilty pleasures, right?  But when you think about it it’s kind of an oxymoron to say it’s a guilty pleasure.  Feeling guilty is not pleasurable.

Let’s say you’ve got a sweet tooth.  And every now and then you just can’t help yourself but to indulge in a mouthwatering glazed donut.

In your mind, when you’re thinking about getting the donut you are thinking how good the donut will taste but, more importantly, that it will make you happy.