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Discover your Natural
and dance by the Sensual Melodies
For better or worse,
we believe that
happiness is a natural born right,
and maybe even an obligation
- if you aren't happy,
you have an obligation to
and yourself to make it happen.
But as a recent program on NPR's "TED Radio Hour" pointed out, happiness isn't a final destination, nor is there a secret to attain it permanently...
Yes, We Zap
The cats of Greece ....
The cats of Greece ...."Time spent with cats is never wasted." (Sigmund Freud )Posted by Greece - Hellas, the country of light. Ελλάδα, χώρα του φωτός. on Monday, February 8, 2016
Catch Happiness in Greece, fold it in your Greek2m Photo Album
and unfold it back on your sunscreen, cellphone, or projector, CREATING A MISS YOU GREECE N0STALGIA
Keep Happy Memories Alive
Happiness comes with memories right back to you .
What a weather now in Greece! Walk on the traditional Streets of the picturisque islands, on the Beach, around the Port early in the morinig , or on sunset, enjoy . That;s what Greece is for
If not married, don;t feel sad, looser or lonely.
First, you will never feel lonely in Greece, especially on vacation.
Even during the misetrable age of Greek austerity, Greece in summer is
like an open party. Besides, feel romantic! You never know if a great
passion is waitng you around the corner. Greek gods still bless romance
in this place...
Temperature may be over 35 C during August , but the sea is often frozen. Enjoy the splash of diving in the Aegean or Ionian waters
Serotonin intake , by
In Greece, Find your Purpose In Life
Get inspired the way
It makes you count your Happiness and check yourself on delivering it
We all need the "sunshine vitamin."
Time spent outdoors comes with a slew of bonuses, including vitamin D intake.
Boston University Medical Center professor Dr. Michael F. Holick, M.D., Ph.D., previously explains that the "sunshine vitamin" can be one of the toughest to get from foods, and many of us actually take in over 80 percent of it from those golden rays.
Kayaking is a way to log what Holick calls some "sensible sun exposure" time.
That means if you are likely to mildly sunburn after a half-hour of sun exposure, get 10 to 15 minutes of sun before applying some waterproof sunscreento protect your skin from the sun's ultraviolet rays... More
The very Greek Blue Zone
Find friends, Socialize, the way Greeks do
HAPPIEST PEOPLE SOCIALIZE 6 HOURS DAILY-which is hard to do in our increasingly disconnected world. The average American watches 4.3 hours of TV daily and that's not including computer screen time. We shop online or at the mall, anonymously.
In Okinawa, people still visit the neighborhoods and socialize any chance they get. In Ikaria, Greece's Blue Zone,people socialize at most....enjoy!
How do you socialize with your friends?
Context is key. "You really need to get in tune with the mind-set you're in at the moment," says Galina Mindlin, an assistant clinical professor in psychiatry at Columbia University in New York and one of the book's three authors. "Sometimes one song will energize you at one moment, but in another moment it would make you more anxious, kind of over-energized."
Study your material. To heighten a song's effect, try linking images in your mind to your songs. Look for meaning in the lyrics, and listen critically: Pick out instruments from the harmony to see how they contribute to the sound, or attend to the rhythm to figure out how a staccato drum segment in the song amps you up.
Like sex, drugs or really good food, music causes the brain to release dopamine, a brain chemical key to addiction and motivation. That's one reason why people like it so much. The effects extend beyond the merely pleasurable: Music (often in tandem with dance) is used in rehabilitation for stroke and Parkinson's disease.
The authors of "Playlist" go further. They argue that music's benefits hold for everyone and that if we queue up our tunes with care they'll lift our mood, reduce anxiety, raise motivation, help us work out better and even fight off depression and insomnia.
The trick, they say, is to find what songs relax you, say, or make you more alert -- and then hone your playlist to fit the moment. The speed of a song is one key audio feature: Norah Jones' "Turn Me On," at a leisurely 56 beats per minute, may be the perfect musical nightcap after work. The driving 139 bpm of Michael Jackson's "Beat It" can push you into high alert, just what you need before that presentation you're hoping will impress the suits.
listening to the rhythmic sounds of the ocean, at the beach or through
earphones, can relax you and allow you to reach what the authors call a
state of "flow," a somewhat hard-to-define state of mind that's akin to
"being in the zone" -- focused on the task but still at ease, able to
perform at your best., more by LAT
Nostalgia is a funny thing. It rises without warning, creeping up on us through pictures, music, movies and even smells.
It’s much more than simply reminiscing; it’s a convoluted wave of emotions and memories.
The term “nostalgia” was first introduced in the 17th century by Swiss physicians attempting to describe homesickness among soldiers.
It comes from the Greek words “nostos,” meaning homesick
Such is the paradoxical nature of nostalgia. It’s a bittersweet sentiment, leaving us feeling simultaneously joyous, yet hollow.
For these reasons nostalgia has often been characterized as something that’s negative or somewhat self-indulgent. In actuality, it’s quite beneficial if channeled in the right way.
Research has shown that when we’re lonely, nostalgia can help restore a sense of worth, belonging and community.
There’s even evidence nostalgia makes us more altruistic and charitable.
This is likely do to the fact it helps cultivate feelings of connectedness.. Its definitely sure that you become nostalgik just after visiting Greece.
Detox your thoughts
Write Down Why you are
Grateful to Happiness
Consider it a fundamental part of your gratitude practice. When's the last time you counted out everything you have to be thankful for in life?
Keeping a gratitude journal could help you feel happier, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California, Davis and the University of Miami.
The New York Times reported that people in the study who kept a gratitude journal that they wrote in once a week for two months were more optimistic about life (and, interestingly, exercised more), compared with people who did not keep such a journal.
And writing down what you're thankful for could help you sleep better, too.
Spending just 15 minutes a night writing down what you're thankful for could do wonders for your sleep, according to an Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being study. Researchers found that study participants who wrote down a list of things they were grateful for before bed experienced longer -- and better -- sleep, Psychology Today reported.
It makes your mind -- and body -- better.
According to a 2005 article in the journal Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, the benefits of expressive writing aren't just experienced short-term -- they can also pay off in the long run. Expressive writing has been linked with improved mood, well-being, stress levels and depressive symptoms, as well as more physical benefits of lower blood pressure, improved lung and liver functioning and decreased time spent in the hospital. Some research has also suggested that expressive writing could help people with post-traumatic stress disorder, though TIME notes that some of the research on writing's effects on psychological health are a little more conflicting.
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