Yoga – It Isn’t Just for Female Hipsters

Have you heard of yoga before? Have you heard of its super-awesomeness?

By this point, we’ve all been informed; I’ve been informed, many times.  But the idea of doing something so hipster and female has been so ridiculous to my subconscious mind that I had never actually consciously considered doing it.

I’m a man. I like sports & beer . Yoga? Not unless it’s to pick up chicks. (Actually I like dancing and piano… but I am a man!).

Forward to three weeks ago, and I was contorting my body to the words of  Esther Ekhart on YouTube.

It was inevitable. I blog about happiness; every tenth article I read or person I talked to mentioned yoga.

 

And then I stopped.

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Ditch Porn? Does Watching Porn Negatively Effect Your Happiness

Is porn evil? It might be…. I am not saying this because I’m deeply religious, or think that porn warps morals or because I have a jealous girlfriend. It’s because the facts and research prove that porn is addictive and harmful. Read on to discover these facts and research about how watching porn can effect … Read more

A Month of Happiness: Psychostimulants, Laughter, Gratitude, Fake Smiles & Happy Friends

Last week, I declared June the Month of Happiness. I decided to post one article every weekday, each containing a practical idea that you can apply to become happier, immediately. We talked about psychostimulants, laughter, gratitude, fake smiles, and making happy friends. I’m sure you’ll find at least one article that fits your interests, personality, and situation. Day 1: … Read more

The Power of Emotional Contagion: 5 Ways to Get Your Environment to Work for You

Emotions are contagious. Scientists are still debating the how and why, but we all know this intuitively. When we talk to someone sad, we tend to get depressed ourselves. When we talk to someone filled with joy, we just can’t help but feel a little better. A long-term network study of 4,739 connected individuals put numbers … Read more

How to Harness the Power of Laughter for a Better Life

Laughter is the best medicine. I am sure you have heard that one. Laughter can make you feel better. It can actually help you heal. Laughter reduces stress. A lot of laughter will help improve your immune system. And it certinaly works to improve your mood by increasing your happiness. It probably seems obbvious to … Read more

The Power of Positivity, In Moderation: The Losada Ratio

The Losada ratio is the sum of the positivity in a system divided by the sum of its negativity. A ratio of 3.0 to 6.0 has been found to be highly correlated with high performance. The Losada ratio is also known as the positivity ratio, Gottman ratio, and Losada line. The first suspicion of a positivity ratio … Read more

Book Review: The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

Happiness Hypothesis is good! I read, a lot. At least one book a week, often more. My list of non-fiction books I’ve read but need to review is currently 43 and of that list the Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom is in my top five. Also, of that list, this is one … Read more

The Value of Positive Psychology for Health Psychology

Did you know that how you think affects your health? That is one of the larger findings from the field of positive psychology. For example, those with a more optimistic perspective live longer, can recover from illness faster, and are more likely to engage in positive health behaviors (exercising, not smoking, etc…). This research article is a … Read more