Happy Science with Matthieu Ricard

Can we train ourselves to be happy? Can we simply turn on a happy switch in our brain? Can we make ourselves better simply by thought?      Matthieu Ricard, known to many as the happiest man in the world, tells us that we can. He presents scientific proof that we can. He, in fact,…

A Morning Stroll down Easy Street with Jon Jandai

Living a simple life can bring you to your happiness. Jon Jandai has found his happiness, found his happy life, found it by living a simple life on his farm in northern Thailand. He is living the 4 Hour Work Week in a way that Tim Ferris never mentioned in his book. I bet he…

Happiness, The Meaning of Life, and White Wine | A Harvard man on happiness

Tim Ferris tells us that happiness isn’t everything, “You can get happiness with a bottle of wine” he says in his book the “Four Hour Work Week” And after many bottles of testing I have to agree.      But seriously happiness can be had with our without wine.      Happiness is a decision. We get to decide whether or not we are happy. We get to…

With My Faith I Will Rule the World | Bulletproof Coffee with Yuval Noah Harari

I learned something this morning. I learned something that  I’ve known all my life. I learned that humans (Homo Sapiens) are not like other animals. Beyond that I learned that a primary difference between we homo sapiens and the rest of the animal kingdom is our ability to have faith, our ability to imagine, our ability to believe in things we…

“Do you want your kids to get sex education or sex training?” – Scott Geller

Can you educate without training? To educate is to draw out knowledge and empower your students to learn. To train is to display knowledge and allow your students to copy it.      Scott Geller’s TED X talk is titled “The psychology of self motivation” and in it he talks about how to empower people to be self motivated or to feel empowered. To feel…

get off your ass with Mel Robbins

Simple – not easy! This is the simple premises of Mel Robbins TED Talk this morning. For the most part we know what to do or we can find out what to do. If you want to start a nonprofit foundation and don’t know how you can get 60 million examples in under a second and you don’t…