Monthly Archives: February 2013

To Your Health

The is the first post of many that will address health as it relates to happiness.  In particular, I’m going to be talking about the three pillars of health: exercise, diet, and rest.  There is a TON of scientific evidence out there that says your happiness level is related to all three.  I’ll probably share a few choice articles, but for the most part I’m just going to be talking about common sense stuff, and things that I have noticed in my own personal experience.

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High-Five Challenge!

High Five!

High Five!

OK, guys.  This is the first of many challenges I will issue to you on this blog.  Some will be short and sweet, others long and hard (that’s what she said).  Here are some ground rules.  First, I will only issue a challenge if I think that completing it will make you happier.  Second, I will never challenge you to do something illegal (so don’t interpret it that way).  That’s pretty much it.  Without further ado, here is the first challenge: today I challenge you to high-five a complete stranger.

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Mmmmm…. Beer

Yes and please!  A homebrewed porter.

Yes and please! A homebrewed porter.

Since the last post was sort of heavy, I thought I would switch it up and make this post a bit more fun.  Not only will I be doing posts where I offer advice about how you can level up your happiness, but I will also be talking about things that make me happy.  These may or may not be things that make you happy, but I don’t care because they work for me, and you should find what works for you.  So today’s topic is BEER.  Beer makes me happy. Let’s start with some beer quotes:

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State of Mind

It's all in your head

It’s all in your head

As I was thinking about this blog today, I realized that we need to go ahead and get something out of the way.  It’s a big idea.  It’s also an idea that you absolutely must understand if you want to be happy for any extended period of time.  The idea is: happiness is not a destination, it’s a state of mind, and only you control your own happiness.  Let me elaborate a little bit.

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The Great Outdoors

Smoky Mountain Bliss

Smoky Mountain Bliss

By now pretty much everyone with a brain agrees that evolution is a thing.  By that I mean that species adapt and evolve over time to meet the demands of their environment.  We human beings are no exception. The point I’m trying to make here is that we haven’t always lived in houses with electricity, televisions, computers, the interwebs, and e-readers.  Believe it or not, we used to spend the VAST majority of our time outside.  However, today we spend most of our time sitting down and looking at a screen.  This is bad for our happiness levels.

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