Tag Archives: love

To speak or to die? Call Me By Your Name #CMBYN #happiness

Warning. This review contains spoilers. Also I have not read a book, I plan to.  It is one of those movies – it blows your mind. You watch and rewatch it trying to grasp, understand how you got hooked, why … Continue reading

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How has shamanic experience changed my life? Let me see… #happiness #amwriting

Source: Tatler magazine, Jo Bowlby with a shaman in Peru.  It’s almost been a year since I went through a shamanic ritual (I wrote about it here). I still have a one pager where I hungrily have scribbled down key … Continue reading

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Advice I would give my 20 year old self #happiness

On Quora there are plenty of Q&A along the lines of ‘looking back, what would you advise your 20 year old?’  I think I finally have the answer and it’s not ‘eat less sugar and floss daily’ (though this advice … Continue reading

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For those who loved and lost… ‘Anything worth doing is worth doing badly’

Susan Cain is a bestselling author and co-founder of Quiet Revolution. I mentioned her before on the blog as a person who is making introversion ‘normal’. In one of her recent posts she shared Jack Gilbert’s poem below ‘for those … Continue reading

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How do you handle negative people in your life when they are your loved ones? #happiness

I post on Quora (you can find my answers here). The question in the title attracted my attention because this is something I am trying to figure out (my take on it is here). But it’s Rosalyn’s answer (right) that blew my … Continue reading

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Where should we begin? Esther Perel’s new podcast on couple therapy #happiness

I found this podcast to be eye opening in many ways and recommend it to anyone grappling with the ‘why’s’ of relationships. Esther provides new perspectives, shares her techniques and asks some tough questions. You can find it on iTunes … Continue reading

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How to give and receive love, starting now – Barbara Fredrickson’s TED talk

This short video is a great summary of a 6 week positive psychology course I am taking on Coursera currently. It’s fascinating how Fredrickson redefines what love is – see below. Giving and receiving love is vital for our well … Continue reading

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