Monthly Archives: April 2011

A Hundred Days to Happiness #90: The Incredible Hero in You

One of my favourite Disney movies is “The Incredibles.” It’s about a family – a mom and dad and their two school aged kids, living a typical suburban life. Each has superpowers but they live ordinary lives nonetheless. Ultimately, a … Continue reading

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A Hundred Days to Happiness #89: Answering the Call

In his classic book, “The Hero With a Thousand Faces”, Joseph Campbell poignantly described the common tragedy of the refusal of the call: “Often in actual life, and not infrequently in the myths and popular tales, we encounter the dull … Continue reading

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A Hundred Days to Happiness #88: The Joy in Giving

Giving is the 8th choice in Rick Foster and Greg Hicks’ book, “How We Choose To Be Happy: The 9 Choices of Extremely Happy People: Their Secrets, Their Stories”. They define giving as “the choice to share yourself with friends … Continue reading

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A Hundred Days To Happiness #87: Follow Your Bliss

Before I was born, my parents – both Canadian born – decided that they would not teach their children to speak Chinese. Times were different. They had grown up when Canadian society was less tolerant. There were few Chinese in … Continue reading

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A Hundred Days To Happiness #86: Being True To Your Self

Truthfulness is the 9th attitude cited by Rick Foster and Greg Hicks in their studies of extremely happy people and described in the book, “How We Choose To Be Happy: The 9 Choices Of Extremely Happy People: Their Secrets, Their … Continue reading

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A Hundred Days to Happiness #85: Appreciation – Enjoying What You Have Today

The seventh attitude in Rick Foster and Greg Hicks book, “How We Choose to Be Happy: the 9 Choices of Extremely Happy People: Their Secrets, Their Stories” is appreciation – “the choice to appreciate your life and the people in … Continue reading

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A Hundred Days to Happiness #84: Options for Happiness – Open Your Eyes to the Gifts in Life

We teach our kids to plan and work for their future but remind them that their journeys through life will not always go as planned. They will meet roadblocks in the form of unexpected challenges and detours that at first … Continue reading

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