The Happiness Diary by Barbara Kipfer book cover
Book reviews

Book Review: The Happiness Diary

The Happiness Diary: Practice Living Joyfully by Barbara A. Kipfer guides you through various self-reflection exercises and prompts to connect with the potential for happiness that already exists in your life.  It's designed to be used as a notebook and written in, and each page is beautifully illustrated. I'm always a tad wary of happiness-promoting books/articles,… Continue reading Book Review: The Happiness Diary

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Mental health

Decreased Positive Affect & Increased Negative Affect

Last week I was reading a post on Revenge of Eve about her weekly happy list challenge.  The challenge for the week was to identify routines that bring you joy.  I adore Candace and normally participate in her challenges and such things, but this one just wasn't doing it for me, and that got me thinking.… Continue reading Decreased Positive Affect & Increased Negative Affect

book cover: The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
Book reviews

Book review: The Book of Joy

The Book of Joy: Finding Happiness in a Changing World is the product of a week-long series of discussions between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, facilitated by author Douglas Abrams, who has frequently collaborated with Archbishop Tutu.  The meetings were held at the Dalai Lama’s residence-in-exile in Dharamsala, India. Much of… Continue reading Book review: The Book of Joy