Is work a place where you don’t need to be yourself? That’s the subject behind the findings of a recent joint study by the Universities of Houston, Texas, and Greenwich, England. Their results suggest that, while being yourself with family and friends helps, being yourself at work won’t boost your fulfillment. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for April, 2012
If you're not going to be yourself, then who should you be?
"Do I want to be happy?" Sure, why not?
“ I want to be happy right now. Can you do it?” My answer: yes and no. Yes, if being happy means something deeper than your feelings. No, if you are only after a buzz. Read the rest of this entry »
One of the funny things I like to do is chew through the wires of noisy devices.
Think of funny things and you don’t normally think of alarms, do you? Downstairs, Erdinc, our brainy exchange student from Istanbul is blissfully snoozing through his. But the funny thing is it woke us up! It seems teen boys around the world can sleep through the blare of a foghorn. While we seem to be attuned to every bell, ring, beep, and siren going off in the entire neighborhood. Read the rest of this entry »
How about some garlic dill recipes for a change?
Mama loved dill. She also adored garlic. Put together, garlic dill recipes are a winning combination, likely to put a satisfied smile on any foodie’s face. Read the rest of this entry »
Ahh, there's nothing quite like a royal family wedding.
Like most guys, I don’t know much about royal family wedding events. Come to think of it, I’m pretty much clueless on all royal occasions. I sort of know a bit. But the real expert in the household is my wife, Ruth. Read the rest of this entry »
How often do you find yourself feeling lonely?
Let me ask you, “Are you feeling lonely?” Despite being surrounded by people, loneliness is an all too familiar experience worldwide. As one of the greatest hardships of modern life, it’s a condition that seems difficult to fix. What makes it more troubling is the feeling that most people don’t even want to know. Read the rest of this entry »
The real stuff to keep you happy isn’t for sale.
Life is full of stuff to keep you happy. There’s stuff in the wardrobe… stuff in the garage… stuff overflowing in the cupboards, and stuff in the stores. But there’s only one catch. Not only do you have to buy it but its happiness factor is never as marvelous as it’s made out to be. Read the rest of this entry »
What do you mean, "Just be happy baby"?
There’s even more reasons to be happy, according to a Harvard study. Increasingly, evidence suggests that it will both help your heart, and ward off illness. So, along with a more robust cardiovascular system, cheerfulness appears to keep your immunity in better shape. That’s great news for natural optimists. Read the rest of this entry »
Don't talk about demotivators at work. It's too demotivating to even think about.
How often do you encounters demotivators at work or study? (I know “demotivator” isn’t proper English, but its popularity makes it worthy of a work out.). If you said “often” to feeling workplace discouragement, then it can be helpful to constructively explore the cause. Read the rest of this entry »
How do you define your friendships?
What is a good definition of friends? Are friends people we like who like us back? Or are friends more than that? Aside from your friendships bringing happiness, they get us thinking about meaning, ourselves, and life itself. Despite the fact that our friendships can be: Read the rest of this entry »