Live Happily Ever After!

Written by Kenia Morales

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In order to be content people must not search for happiness. Huh? I will explain. Happiness does not come as a package with money, beauty fame, etc. and should definitely not be sought after. Happiness is already there waiting for you to shift your focus and just feelrepparttar joy. It is a momentary thing andrepparttar 141195 only way to lead a happy life is by increasingrepparttar 141196 situations that make you feel blissful such as hobbies, accomplishments, being with friends, family, traveling, changing your thoughts etc. Although, you must keep in mind that leading a happy life does not mean that you will never ever feel grouchy, sad, etc. Life is never going to be perfect but, as long as you can rememberrepparttar 141197 true principle of happiness you will be okay.

If you do not believe me observerepparttar 141198 true masters of happiness “children” they are happy despite any circumstances. See how excited they get when they see their loved ones, when they get a present regardless ofrepparttar 141199 price, for activities they choose to “play”. Of course, as adults our world is more complex but, it does not mean we can not lead a happy life.

Be Happy Now,

Kenia Morales

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Mindfulness and Music: Things That Go "Hmmm"

Written by Maya Talisman Frost

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You might hear someone say “Hmmm” when they are trying to remember something or trying to make a decision. They might use it to show skepticism or wonder, inspiration or frustration. It might be low and long, or high and short. It could be very soft or quite loud. Is it ascending or descending? Is it aspirated? Is it musical?

Using “Hmmm” as a mindfulness cue allows you to: 1) Notice a selected trigger 2) Take a moment to noterepparttar intention, emotion, and sound quality of that particular “Hmmm” 3) Notice that you noticed

You are catching yourself inrepparttar 141104 act of being mindful while you are right smack inrepparttar 141105 middle ofrepparttar 141106 Real World. This isrepparttar 141107 essence of playing with mindfulness!

By paying attention to this soft exclamation, you can heighten your awareness of sound while also picking up onrepparttar 141108 subtleties of emotion and expression. It’s a great way to use your ears to learn more about interpersonal communication. You will be amazed at what you can learn about others—and their state of mind—by becoming more aware ofrepparttar 141109 way they use this sound.

Start noticing “Hmmm” in conversations around you as well as your own. Then, branch out and notice “Hmmm” in movies, television shows, or theater presentations.

Finally, tap into your musical intelligence even further by recognizingrepparttar 141110 sounds that resemble “Hmmm” in machinery or nature. Doesrepparttar 141111 copier sound like “Hmmm”? Does your printer make that sound? How about your dog when you scratch its ears, or your partner sleeping beside you?

Start hearing “Hmmm” all around you. It’s a fun way to create a few “Hmmm” moments of your own!

Maya Talisman Frost is a mind masseuse in Portland, Oregon. Through her company, Real-World Mindfulness Training, she teaches fun and effective eyes-wide-open alternatives to meditation. To subscribe to her free weekly ezine, the Friday Mind Massage, please visit

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