Motivation • Can happiness be learned?

Recently I found an inspirational quote about happiness that pushed me to think and search for something that I was not aware of. Can happiness be learned?  

It’s so obvious that we spend a lot of time in our lives about learning various things in order to be educated, to have a job, to optimize our conditions of living, to gain new skills, to make money. But, do we consider important to learn how to be happy? Sometimes I feel that everyone waits for the life conditions or others to make him happy. On the contrary, most of the experts and researchers in relevant books and articles about happiness agree in one thing; that happiness is something we can cultivate on our own. “Neuroscientist Richard Davidson On How Happiness Can Be Learned” at huffingtonpost.com suggests that learning how to be happy doesn’t differ from other skills’ practicing, like learning to play a music instrument or engage a sports activity.

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10 Things I Didn’t Know About Daydreaming

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This post is the sum up of a small research I’ve made about daydreaming. Before few days, I had a conversation with friends, which started with the idea that daydreamers are so out of the reality. They are lazy and they prefer living unreal situations in order to avoid the truth. Personally, I don’t agree with this opinion. I believe that any form of innovative creation and invention, from art and entrepreneurship to maths and science, needs a portion of fantasy as the important condition to go further from the known lands. So, I settled down in my nook and read a lot about daydreaming; after all, psychology is another favourite subject for me. Here, I will share with you the ten things that impressed me most. I hope you will find them interesting, too.

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Ef Zin In My Hands

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I think I’ve made thousand of outfits with this small cute cross made by EfzinCreations. You can see them all in my Polyvore page. I have this romantic view about handmade items; that they carry a piece of their creator inside. And, Zina confirms that with the best way as she is one of the amazing people I had the chance to meet through blogging. Reading her blog and following her crafts and DIY tutorials, it was easy to fall in love in many of her creations, not to say all of them. So, I use these small items not only because they are pretty cute, but they also carry the energy of their creator: generous, joyful and gentle. Moreover, they have this magic name that in ancient Greek means well-being, to live (“ζην<ζω”) well (“ευ”).

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SeVeN • My weekly review of favorite links and articles 03.08

  Although this week had started with hot sunny days promising a spring full of beauty and glory, from Thursday the weather turned our days back to winter; dull and cloudy with unstoppable rain. That’s OK as long as we can stay home with a cup of hot coffee in our hands and near the fireplace. Did you know that the average number of thoughts that our brain makes is 70.000 per day? I read it this week and I stayed speechless. Where my rest 69.950 thoughts are hidden? At least with this weekly review, I can keep a track … Continue reading SeVeN • My weekly review of favorite links and articles 03.08