HAPPINESS FACTOR AS A F(X) OF WEATHER: 4.25
THE HAPPY CAMPER
* For a printable ballot, CLICK HERE.
Caveat exemptor: This is going to be a tough year!
PATHS TO HAPPINESS
THIS WEEK'S ROUTE: READING
For all avid readers who have been self-medicating with great books their entire lives, it comes as no surprise that reading books can be good for you. I thought we might dig little deeper into reading as a potential source of happiness and feed a lot of birds with one seed.
For example, who among you have ever heard the term "bibliotherapy?" There are times when a good book is the best medicine of all. Whether to support good mental health, treat depression or anxiety, or simply provide respite from "what's happening out there," bibliotherapy is the use of reading materials for help in solving personal problems or for psychiatric therapy.
Here are two articles you may find interesting:
CLICK HERE to listen to this podcast from All Things Considered (9/4/2015)
or to simply read the transcript.
I find I can always rely on the The New Yorker for an interesting read and remembered this article, also from a few years back [click here for link]. Actually, it was where I was introduced to The School of Life in London, an organization now with several global locations, that describes itself as follows:
"We address such issues as how to find fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand one’s past, how to achieve calm and how better to understand, and where necessary change, the world."
For my money, this week's "suggested route to Happiness" has all the makings of a great trip. Some may consider reading therapy as old news - I like to think of it as good news.
SOME BOOKS TO CONSIDER:
FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
Next Board Meeting TOMORROW — February 21, 2017, 5:30pm
La Montañita Co-op Board of Directors Meeting
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Chaco III Room (enter from south side of building)
2401 12th Street NW
(Southwest of the intersection of 12th and Menaul)
Good food leads to good health leads to.... a happier outlook? Or maybe you've been unhappy with what has been going on at the Coop this last year. Well, times have changed! Some major structural changes have occurred that may be of interest. Community input is important to a well-oiled La Montanita. Please consider attending the monthly meetings. But it is sort of a "pay-to-play" situation - you need to be a Member.
The first hour (5:30-6:30 pm) is our Community Education Series, during which co-op Board, staff, and member-owners explore a topic that relates to our role in the community. Questions? Contact us at TalkWithTheBoard@lamontanita.coop.
Add this to your FAVORITES so you don't need to re-invent the wheel when you're on the road and are looking for where to find some good grub. HAPPY TRAILS, click here. [The 2017 winners should be announced soon].
IS BEER A SOURCE OF HAPPINESS? GO TO THE SOURCE!
Let's face it, the Duke City is a great beer town. A case can be made for learning more about zymurgy if we are aspiring to be 'Burgue 'Bassadors or simply informed citizens. Fast Track:
Don't Worry, Be Happy outtake:
[Some of you may have seen this before - I've seen it 100 times and it still cracks me up!]
Note to Diary: