Staring Down Truth & Creating Your Own Happiness

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future;
it is something you design for the present.”
— Jim Rohn


This week:
If there is only one article you read this week, this is it!

Turdulent Times: A Hero’s Journey:

A friend once counseled me that any truly transformative experience is preceded by dread. We’re living in dreadful times indeed. The big wheels are turning. An old order is dying — a new one is being born. This moment of cataclysmic breakdown is shattering open a space for transformational breakthrough. Although the outcome is deeply uncertain, there’s as much cause for hope as for horror. We’re taking a collective hero’s journey — a descent through the crucible of the underworld to transform human civilization and ourselves. As cultural historian Richard Tarnas puts it, “We’re in a race between initiation and catastrophe.”


Happiness is Other People:

Neglecting our social relationships is actually shockingly dangerous to our health. Research shows that a lack of social connection carries with it a risk of premature death comparable to that of smoking, and is roughly twice as dangerous to our health as obesity. The most significant thing we can do for our well-being is not to “find ourselves” or “go within.” It’s to invest as much time and effort as we can into nurturing the relationships we have with the people in our lives.


11 Habits of Supremely Happy People:

We’re always chasing something—be it a promotion, a new car, or a significant other. This leads to the belief that, “When (blank) happens, I’ll finally be happy. ”While these major events do make us happy at first, research shows this happiness doesn’t last.


These are the Happiest Cities in the US:

National Geographic Explorer and best-selling author Dan Buettner searched for the happiest Americans. Where he found them will surprise you. The study established 15 metrics from eating healthy and learning something new every day to civic engagement, financial security, vacation time and even dental checkups. Happiness doesn’t just happen. There is a genesis to it…


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“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future;
it is something you design for the present.”
— Jim Rohn

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