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Improving Well-Being: Finding Flow in Life

Dave Hood “Happiness is a condition that must be prepared for, cultivated, and defended privately by each person.” —Psychologist, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of Flow Wealth, power, sex, material comforts don’t ensure happiness or well-being. Many people who possess these trappings … Continue reading

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Improving Well-Being: Developing Zest for Life

“The saddest people I’ve ever met in life are the ones who don’t care deeply about anything at all. Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temporary, because there’s nothing to make it … Continue reading

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Conquering Boredom

By Dave Hood “Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?” ― Friedrich Nietzsche What is boredom? It is an emotion, often experienced when we have nothing to do or lose interest in the person, … Continue reading

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Becoming Resilient

By Dave Hood “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” –Helen Keller Resilient people are able … Continue reading

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Disengaging from Negativity

By Dave Hood “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” —Winston Churchill Every day of our lives, we are bombarded with negativity. Reading the newspaper, we learn about the most recent murder, … Continue reading

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Living in Peace

Dave Hood “Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson. Violence permeates our popular culture, not peace. For instance, when we turn on the television or read the paper, we often … Continue reading

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Friendship: An Elixir for Good Health and Well-Being

By Dave Hood Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find. ― William Shakespeare Author Gretchen Rubin, author of “The Happiness Project,” suggests this about friendship: “Having strong social bonds is probably the most meaningful contributor … Continue reading

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