Happy . . . The Movie November 4, 2012Posted by nrhatch in Books & Movies, Gratitude, Happiness, Meditation.
Denmark consistently ranks as one of the happiest places in the world. Why? Community.
The island of Okinawa Japan produces more happy and healthy 100-year-olds per capita than anywhere else on Earth. Citizens in other areas of Japan are working themselves to death and keeling over at their desks. Literally. One difference . . . a spirit of cooperation rather than the stress of economic competition.
Studies show that cooperation, not competition, produces happiness.
Intrinsic self-worth, not extrinsic status, produces happiness.
Happy, a documentary filmed by award-winning director Roko Belic, takes viewers on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy.
Combining real-life stories and scientific interviews, the film explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.
Can’t wait? Want a few ideas to make yourself Happy right NOW?
* Perform random acts of kindness
* Exercise . . . in a gorilla suit
* Get into the flow by painting, playing music, dancing, surfing, etc.
* Develop an attitude of gratitude
Changing our daily habits changes our brain’s neurotransmitters in positive ways . . . firing up more dopamine and producing, you guessed it, more happiness.
Aah . . . that’s better!
Quote to Ponder: He who laughs, lasts. ~ Mary Pettibone Poole