12 Ways to Happiness~

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Kauai RoseDo you know why Aristotle left happiness out of his writing about emotions? Aristotle concluded that happiness is not an emotion, but the result of living with virtue.  When we live our values, happiness automatically increases!  This is a big part of what you will remember from the Mindful Parenting Workshop that is coming up on Saturday, May 21st at Pu’ukumu School in Kilauea.

As Sonja Lyubomirsky suggests in her book on happiness, there are 12 “values” to focus on to be happy.  The first 7 are big topics of “mindful parenting”.

In this short article, we will jump into the 9th topic called: practicing spirituality.

Here are all 12:

  • nurture relationships
  • do activities that truly engage you
  • savor life’s joys
  • count your blessings
  • practice kindness
  • cultivate optimism
  • take care of your body
  • develop coping strategies
  • practice spirituality
  • avoid over-thinking and comparison
  • forgive
  • commit to your goals

Every person has…

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