David Brooks suggests in this short TED talk that within each of us are two selves, the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love — the values that make for a great eulogy. Can we balance these two selves? Perhaps, once we know them both. We would probably all agree that the things we want to be remembered for, our eulogy virtues are probably not the things we spend the most time thinking about. If we focus more on why we think we are here on this earth and less about what we want to achieve maybe it will be easier to tap in to the virtues which matter most in order to live a good life. If we make each action we take or each thought we think a legacy question it is easier to focus on what matters. I often ask myself before I take action: “Is this really what I want to be remembered for?” If the answer is no, perhaps it is better to make a different choice. Watch this inspiring TED talk… Read the rest...
As Valentine’s Day approaches here are 3 different views on what love is. I have always thought that Valentine’s Day shouldn’t just be about celebrating romantic love but should also be about the love we share with many people (and pets) in our lives. What do you think? How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?
What does love look like to you?
LOVE 2.0 by Dr. Barbara Fredrickson
The School of Life: the right person.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Posted by Shona Lockhart on 13th February 2015
Today’s Happiness Experiment is a timely Valentine’s Day reminder to remember the first time you met the person you love most. What were the characteristics that attracted you to them? What would your life be like if you hadn’t met this person? How have they contributed to your happiness?
“Do what you did in the beginning of a relationship and there won’t be an end” Tony Robbins
Matt Cardle sings First Time Ever I Saw Your Face for X Factor judges
Posted 12th February 2015 by Shona Lockhart