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"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it! Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." – Howard Thurman

"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it! Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." – Howard Thurman
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Randy Taran: Happiness Goes Global -- How Will You Celebrate International Day of Happiness? How many times a year do you get an excuse to celebrate happiness? Why not right now? The UN has declared March 20, 2013 to be the first International Day of Happiness. History: International Day of Happiness gained momentum after the Hon. How to Get Involved? A: Affirm the pledge -- make a personal pledge to create more happiness in the world C: Cheer Happy Heroes -- celebrate the people who bring happiness to you and others T: Take part -- do something to mark the day and spread some happiness Wherever you are in the world you can take part on the International Day of Happiness by: • Cheering your Happy Heroes or using the #happyheroes hashtag on Twitter • Sharing what you're doing on the day using Cheers or the #happyday hashtag on Twitter. Because your sense of well-being influences others more than you know, it makes sense that as you increase your happiness, it positively affects those around you. 5 Ways to Activate Your Happiness: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. For more on happiness, click here.

The Neon Life Society – Allow Yourself to Shine 7 ways to practice emotional first aid You put a bandage on a cut or take antibiotics to treat an infection, right? No questions asked. In fact, questions would be asked if you didn’t apply first aid when necessary. So why isn’t the same true of our mental health? We are expected to just “get over” psychological wounds — when as anyone who’s ever ruminated over rejection or agonized over a failure knows only too well, emotional injuries can be just as crippling as physical ones. Pay attention to emotional pain — recognize it when it happens and work to treat it before it feels all-encompassing. Yes, practicing emotional hygiene takes a little time and effort, but it will seriously elevate your entire quality of life. See Guy Winch’s TED Talk, Why we all need to practice emotional first aid.

International Day of Happiness - 20 March Climate Action for a Happy Planet What is the International Day of Happiness? It’s a day to be happy, of course! The United Nations invites each person of any age, plus every classroom, business and government to celebrate the International Day of Happiness each year on March 20. This year, even cartoon characters have joined in as the United Nations teams up with a group famous for lacking good cheer: the Angry Birds. These animated ambassadors are helping to raise awareness about the importance of climate action for our common future. How Do You Find Happiness | How To Be Happy In Life Again

Authentic Happiness | Authentic Happiness Audio Bhutan Broadcasting Service – Interview with Dasho Karma Ura on Democracy in Bhutan Democracy - Part 1 [download] (right-click, save-file-as) Democracy - Part 2 [download] (right-click, save-file-as) Understanding GNH – Dasho Karma Ura Part 1 [download] Part 2 [download] Bhutan Broadcasting Service – Interview on GNH (in Dzongkha) with Dasho Karma Ura Karma Ura - Part 1 [download] Karma Ura - Pt 2 [download] Various Aspects of GNH – Dasho Karma Ura Karma Ura - Various Aspects of GNH [download] Meaning and » Blog Archive » Oxford Happiness Questionnaire The Oxford Happiness Questionnaire was developed by psychologists Michael Argyle and Peter Hills at Oxford University. Take a few moments to take the survey. This is a good way to get a snapshot of your current level of happiness. You can even use your score to compare to your happiness level at some point in the future by taking the survey again. If you are using some of the interventions presented on this site to raise your happiness level, you can see whether your score on the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire goes up as a result. Instructions Below are a number of statements about happiness. 1 = strongly disagree 2 = moderately disagree 3 = slightly disagree 4 = slightly agree 5 = moderately agree 6 = strongly agree Please read the statements carefully, because some are phrased positively and others negatively. The Questionnaire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. Calculate your score Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Reference

Experts: To be happy, stop trying While the pursuit of happiness may seem like a reasonable aim, new research shows that making happiness a personal goal will only stand in the way of your achieving it. The researchers found that women who valued happiness more tended to report being less happy and more depressed than women who didn't place such a high premium on a lasting smile. [5 Things That Will Make You Happier] "Wanting to be happy can make you less happy," said study researcher Iris Mauss, an assistant professor in psychology at the University of Denver. "If you explicitly and purposely focus on happiness, that appears to have a self-defeating quality." Stress and happiness In the first study, researchers surveyed 59 women who reported having a stressful life event in the past six months, such as a divorce, self-injury, injury or death of a close family member, sudden unemployment, or exposure to crime. Participants then watched either a happy or sad film clip. Why we're not happy How to become happy

What we want | Global Happiness Organization GHO's work aims to scientifically increase happiness and reduce suffering in the world. Below are the current goals and objectives that we have achieved on a global level. Current objectives on global level To get the UN to include the measure of happiness and well-being in their reports on human developmentTo make the in vitro meat (lab grown meat) a reality and available to consumers. People would then be able to continue to consume animal products , while greenhouse gases are minimized and animal suffering is eliminated Achievements on global level 2012: The first global happiness report sees the light of day. Examples of objectives on national levels Introduce happiness-promoting education in schools. Examples of achievements on national levels

C'mon Get Happy Challenge- Landing Page -Everyday Health Everyday Health, Social Workout, and Facebook: How does this work? The C’mon, Get Happy Challenge is produced by Everyday Health, and powered by Do I get a Social Workout account when I join? What are you going to do with my email and logging data? Can I join if the challenge has already started? Can I do catch up posts? OK, where's the help page? Campaigns » Make It Happy We provide strategic consulting to public and private sector clients that plan on launching or growing happiness campaigns, products, and services. Global CitizenWe have partnered with Global Citizen on multiple proje... Make it 33To celebrate Mario’s 33rd birthday, we wanted to ... Cambridge Happy StreetsIn partnership with Nimblebot, Make it Happy created an... Make Seattle HappyOur friend Laura Musikanski initiated this Happy Post i...