Laughter – the before and after of happiness

Laughter – the before and after of happiness

You don’t need to be happy to smile or laugh, but they can make you happier. The benefits of it go beyond the present moment. “How do you know if somebody is happy?” Usually people reply: “The person laughs or smiles.” Does that mean that all laughing and smiling...

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Noetic Nomad Avoiding Anger

Noetic Nomad Avoiding Anger

When we avoid anger, is it necessarily a bad thing? When someone wants absolute peace in their lives, they are going to choose to avoid anger. Not the emotion of anger, but the acts of angry people. The peace-seeker doesn’t do this because they can’t handle it, but...

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Forgetting to Live

Forgetting to Live

I often find myself in a state of what I call ‘forgetting to live’ and wasting my time away thinking about what I want from life, what I need to tackle and other life worries. I know this is a habit I’ve had since I was a child and every now and then I’ve tried to...

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