What gets in the way of your happiness?

What gets in the way of your happiness?

Often it’s easier to answer questions about what we don’t want than what we do want, and there is a good reason for that. It’s called the negativity bias. ‘Negativity bias’ refers to our hard-wired tendency to “attend to, learn from, and use negative...
What is the cause of unhappiness?

What is the cause of unhappiness?

If happiness protects us from illness, wouldn’t everybody do it? It’s happiness after all! Who would reject it? Anthony de Mello, an Indian Jesuit priest and psychotherapist, might be able to help us understand. He wrote, “There is only one cause of...
Life after COVID-19?

Life after COVID-19?

I’m working on the assumption that most of us are going to survive COVID-19. If that’s the case where might we focus our attention as we step into the future? Dr. Ruut Veenhoven, sociologist, pioneer and world authority on the scientific study of happiness from the...
Waking up to who you really are

Waking up to who you really are

What brings you here? I invited you to take a moment to pause and consider what brings you here. What is in your mind and heart and body that has caused you to stop here?  You might pause for 10 or 20 seconds to get a clear sense of what brings you here. What’s the...