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Weekend Story- Discovering Meaning

Discovering meaning

In a big city, a wealthy heiress once struggled with a sense of emptiness despite all her wealth. She felt like she was leading a life with no meaning. So, one day, she went across to a Counselor to figure Read more…


Be Happy With Yourself First

happy relationships

Your relationships with others will be happy and positive only when your relationship with yourself is happy and positive. Many of us suffer from a lot of emotional insecurities and traumas that we then try to cover up through the Read more…


Prioritize The Big Rocks

Big Rocks

I am sure many of you would have seen this video doing the rounds on WhatsApp about a professor coming to a class and doing an exercise of filling a container with rocks, pebbles, and sand. The video presents an Read more…


Your Smile Is Contagious

Smile Is Contagious

Have you ever caught yourself having a long tiring day and being in an indifferent mood, but then randomly feeling joy when someone cracks a joke or does something funny, putting a smile on your face? This happened to me Read more…


Happiness Is The Common Currency

Happiness Is The Common Currency

I did a small mental exercise with myself as an idea for this blog post.  I picked a few typical desires anyone would have, and I asked myself a series of “why” questions to see where the chain of my Read more…


The Hamburger Theory And The Happiness Archetype

Happiness Archetype

Tal ben-Shahar is a professor at the Harvard University Teaching a top-rated course on Happiness. He has postulated the Hamburger Theory to metaphorically represent four different archetypes of people who approach life differently. The model looks like this. Type 1- Read more…


Three Ways You Can Spend Your Money

spend money

How can we spend our money in ways that improve our well-being? During my weekend reading, I came across this interesting study titled Pro-social Spending and Buying Time: Money as a Tool for Increasing Subjective Well-Being. Researchers from Harvard and other Read more…


Don’t Join The 99 Club

99 club

Somewhere in India, centuries ago, there was once a very spiritual king who was yearning for true happiness despite a life of luxury. He felt something missing in his life. The King enjoyed traveling his kingdom incognito, and during one Read more…


Happiness Is A Pre-Decision

Why do we do things in our life hoping they will make us feel good and happy? Why can’t we start by feeling happy and pleasant, and we take all actions out of that feeling? Happiness is a pre-decision.  We Read more…


Five Keys To Happiness

Last week I came across an interview that Jeff Weiner, the founder of Linkedin, gave to New York Times in which he mentions five keys of happiness that one of his mentors Ray Chambers shared with him.  The 5 points Read more…