Tag Archives: Lifestyle

The Power of Music


The Power of Music Scientists have long recognized the power of smell; it’s ability to link directly to the old, primitive dinosaur brain, eliciting long forgotten memories, powerful emotions with a single whiff. So what is there about the power … Continue reading

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Riding


If you’re experiencing a sense of Déjà vu, the following selection for Poetry Monday comes to you from the archives. There is no question that Southern California is a car culture. Visitors who come here for the first time are … Continue reading

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Longevity


Longevity  Here’s something to think about at our ages  .. 1. The inventor of the treadmill died at the age of 54 2. The inventor of gymnastics died at the age of 57 3. The world bodybuilding champion died at … Continue reading

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Maps


It’s Monday again, and time for another installment in the Poetry on Monday series. Here is another piece by my favorite poet in a series about traveling through Europe. Hope you enjoy the journey. map this dot is Paris. this … Continue reading

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The Four Pillars of Happiness


I’ve written of The Harvard Study of Adult Development, the longest running study of happiness, ongoing since 1938, in my previous blog. The main and inescapable conclusion of this study is that the single best predictor of a person’s happiness … Continue reading

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Ready…Set…


It’s another Poetry Monday, and one more from the series called Maps by my favorite poet. Hope you are all surviving the heat. Our A/C chose a bad time to go on the fritz. departure   that night train crouching … Continue reading

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JOY


I slept and dreamt  that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. – Rabindranath Tagore My other favorite quote from this wise Bengali poet: You can’t cross the sea … Continue reading

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Happiness and The Missing Tile Syndrome


“We have met the enemy, and he is us” is Pogo creator Walt Kelly’s apt 20th century parody of Perry’s famous quotation. It captures the essence of a profound and oft unrecognized truth, that we are often our own worst … Continue reading

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Socrates on Happiness


Socrates (469 – 399 BC) claimed that his wisdom and insights arose merely in “knowing that he knew nothing.” He argued that happiness is not just bestowed on a select few, but could actually be obtained by human endeavor. In … Continue reading

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The Harvard Happiness Project


The Harvard Study of Adult Development is the longest running study of happiness. Begun in 1938, the study has followed 724 men since they were sophomores at Harvard University. The researchers have collected data every 2 years, asking questions about … Continue reading

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