Hello from Happiest Mama

Hello Bloggers! This is my first Blogher post so I thought I would start off by just saying hello and introducing my blog! Happiest Mama is a blog devoted to "seeing the sippy cup as half full." I wrote all about happiness, well-being, and staying positive throughout the challenging days of parenting. I would love you to come check out my page at www.happiestmama.com   ...more

We All Work To Be Happy, But Are We Happier Being Content?

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.Great. 52 percent of us just clapped.But how many of us are telling the truth? ...more

When It Comes To Happiness, Worry About Your Own

"Comparison is the thief of joy." When friends (especially women) get together, they talk about people.  It’s not always in a gossipy way – although, yes, that happens – but sometimes in just a casual or factual style.“Did you see Jessica got engaged?”“Looks like the Smiths are having a busy summer; they’ve been traveling like crazy.”...more

What Chimpanzees Can Teach Us About Personal Peace and Training Our 'Monkey Mind'

Bonobos isn’t just a men’s clothing store in LA. It’s also an endangered great ape and a species of chimpanzee, though not the type that most people refer when they say ‘chimpanzee’. Both the common chimpanzee and the bonobos are the closest extant relative of us humans. Here’s the interesting part: though related and strikingly similar in features: bonobos and chimps couldn’t be more different.  ...more

5 ways you can bring joy to your life

If I could tell you guys how stressed out I used to be ALL the time, you probably wouldn’t want to talk to me anymore (or read these posts…by the way, thank you for being here). I spent a lot of my time growing more anxious by the minute, taking in everyone else’s actions and words and all of the things I didn’t want or didn’t love to do and internalizing them. I imagine inside my head often looked like lava was erupting....more

Victim to Victor: An Amazing “Steam Punk” Shift in Focus

The other day, a good friend of mine gave a talk in which he described how he overcame his addiction to alcohol, and it basically came down to this: he decided he had a choice. To ease the pain of life by drinking, or to choose happiness. To stop looking at everything that didn’t work in his life, and deliberately look at what was working....more

Why you should say hello to a stranger

I used to live in a unit near the hustle and bustle of the city's CBD. Almost every day I would go for a walk along the pedestrian footpath by the river where I would pass by all sorts of people. People going for a stroll, others exercising, business men on their way to work and uni students heading to class....more

The One Hour Challenge

What gets you out of bed in the morning?No, I don't mean the sun shining through your bedroom blinds, the obnoxiously loud buzz coming from the alarm on your phone, or the whine from your four legged child that needs to be taken outside. But what truly drives you to wake up and live?Some days I wake up because the daunting list of things I have to get done that have been hanging over my head before I even caught some shut eye the night before. Some days it's the early morning shifts at work. But everyday it's for me....more
Thank you so much for the reminder and the encouragement! We get so used to believing that ...more

How do you stay healthy and happy?

Are you confused by all of the seemingly conflicted nutritional advice out there? I know I am, and I'm a doctor. I actively seek out nutritional information and for the most part feel like I am well informed. Yet I still question my food choices. Both what I chose to eat for myself and my family but also what I recommend to patients....more

My Secret to Happiness

I'd say I'm a pretty happy person.A glass half-full type of person....more