The Happiness Puzzle

My mood almost invariably lifts when I arrive home to my Labrador Corky, as she jumps up and down, pushing off from alternating front legs. Whether she prances because she’s thrilled to see me, or because she’s hungry and needs to be let outside, seeing her makes me happy.

Such joy might seem elusive when life revolves around digital calendars, dinging message alerts, and ‘to do’ lists. In fact, one could get the impression from our material culture that life satisfaction is always beyond reach.

Fortunately, science has provided some answers to the happiness puzzle. In fact, certain practices listed in this Time article by Eric Barker can help us develop a greater sense of wellbeing. Click here to read it.


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