Tag Archives: well-being

On Happiness

What is happiness? It is a feeling of contentment or satisfaction. I am not referring to fleeting enjoyable moments or short experiences of pleasure, but an enduring sense of contentment and satisfaction with one’s life. This desire to feel happy is what motivates most people. To be happy is the meaning and purpose of human existence. Most people, don’t say to themselves, ” I am going to do this or that or some other thing so I can be happy.” Instead, the pursuit of happiness is carried out indirectly in one’s quest for pleasure or satisfying experiences. 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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Living Mindfully

By Dave Hood “The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. ” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life What is mindfulness? Writer … 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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Life’s Meaning, Purpose, and Intention

Monday, April-07-14 By Dave Hood Why are we here? What is life all about? Where do we find meaning and purpose in life? Since the dawn of civilization, learned men have attempted to answer this question. The philosopher Aristotle said, … Continue reading

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How Alcohol Can Influence Your Health and Well-Being

Thursday, April-03-14 By Dave Hood “That’s the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and … Continue reading

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