• Happiness
  • As I began to love myself…

    The following poem is attributed to Charlie Chaplin. Supposedly, he recited it on his 70th birthday but that has never been confirmed. In fact, it’s from a little book by Kim and Alison McMillen, a collection of wisdom that is startling in its simplicity. Anyway, beside the speculation about the author of this beautiful poem, […]

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  • Serenity and Avidyā

    Serenity is the word of the year. At least for my year 2015. Serenity is such a powerful and complex word. It describes the state or quality when your mind is still, perfectly calm and peaceful. But it doesn’t necessarily mean quietness, it’s also an expression of delight and joy. Serenity supports the function to […]

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  • Icelandic People = Happy People?

    Volcanic eruptions, frequent earthquakes, sandstorms, long and almost entirely dark winters, inclement weather conditions year round, a severe financial crisis with serious negative impact on the economy… just to name a few of the conditions and things Icelanders have to deal with. How come that – according to the Better Life Index (BLI) – despite […]

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  • 100 Happy Days

    A while ago I wrote about “One happy moment a day” and that I wanted to write down at least one happy moment every day on the cards of my calendar box. But it didn’t take long until I stopped doing it. No time, nothing special happened, … excuses are always easy to find. It seems […]

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  • The space between things

    Sometimes there are things in Yoga I don’t know what they are good for. As I’m a very analytical person, I need a reason for everything and  I am often questioning things. In one of the the Yoga classes a couple of weeks ago, the teacher mentioned to focus on the space between all things: […]

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  • Being thankful.

    The theme of the Anusara Yoga class I joined earlier today was thankfulness. Of course, as today is Thanksgiving. Anette, our teacher, reminded us of many things we should be thankful for. Moreover, she pointed out that being thankful does not only describe the moment of actually saying “Thank you” to someone. For example when […]