Scallywag

Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.

~ Sophocles ~

Archive for December, 2011

A Happy You Year? What's that?
The key difference between a Happy New Year and a Happy You Year is...you.

Wishing You a Happy You Year!

December 21st, 2011 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 9 secs

A Happy You Year? What's that?

Yes, I mean it. It’s no typo.  Read the rest of this entry »

Having a happy marriage takes much more than good intentions.
What are happy marriages made of?

How to Have a Happy Marriage

December 20th, 2011 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 18 secs

Having a happy marriage takes much more than good intentions.

You might think having a happy marriage is mostly a question of luck. But I see it differently. Read the rest of this entry »

little kitty or two
How is it that your average happy kitty can do upright hand stands without blinking?

Happy Kitty: Happy Owners

December 19th, 2011 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 33 secs

A little kitty or two can do you good.

No need to get me into a headlock. I confess. I love cats. Read the rest of this entry »

Let's play together!
How about we spend some time together playing?

When Did You Last Enjoy Playing?

December 18th, 2011 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 44 secs

Let's play together!

If your answer was ‘back when I was a child’ we have serious work to do. Read the rest of this entry »

If that's all there is, spare me the happy words.
What can happy words do if life is pointless?

Happy Words… Is That All There Is?

December 17th, 2011 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 36 secs

If that's all there is, spare me the happy words.

Peggy Lee’s 1969 song, “Is That All There Is?” hit the nail on the head. Read the rest of this entry »

We want you to think about what having a Happy Christmas means.
What will it take for you to have a happy Christmas?

What’s Your Happy Christmas Thinking?

December 16th, 2011 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 42 secs

We want you to think about what having a Happy Christmas means.

Dick the horse eats bowls of holly… fa la la la la…la la la laRead the rest of this entry »

What! you want happiness? We don't do that.
Happiness? Are you kidding? We don't want you to be happy.

Happiness in the Face of Stupidity

December 15th, 2011 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 24 secs

What! you want happiness? We don't do that.

How on Earth can you be happy when people hurt you? Read the rest of this entry »

Caregivers do it quietly.
What makes caregivers special?

Does Care Giving Matter?

December 14th, 2011 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 33 secs

Caregivers do it quietly.

Like openness, the compassion of caregiving takes us past our comfort zone. Read the rest of this entry »

Why can't we apply creativity everywhere?
Happy trails: where do you want to go today?

Why Put Creativity in a Box?

December 13th, 2011 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 21 secs

Why can't we apply creativity everywhere?

I take a dim view of people separating creativity from daily life. And when that happens I put my meanest face on and frown as hard as I can. Read the rest of this entry »

What makes some people happy regardless?
What is it with happy people?

How do Happy People Do It?

December 12th, 2011 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 31 secs

What makes some people happy regardless?

If you follow the findings (http://bigthink.com/ideas/38312  ,  http://www.economist.com/node/21532247http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/may/06/happiness-gene-long-short-versions ) suggesting that happiness is partly a matter of genetics, then I guess Read the rest of this entry »