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Try a little Happiness [ 2017-03-06 ]

| March 06, 2017
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HAPPINESS FACTOR AS A F(X) OF WEATHER: 5.75

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THIS WEEK'S SOUNDTRACK:  CLICK HERE for Otis Redding's Classic

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LOOKING FOR HAPPINESS IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES

Breathing and The Pursuit of Happiness

While stress, frustration, and other daily setbacks will always be there, the good news is, so will our breath.

Here is an article that introduces

6 Breathing Exercises to Relax in 10 Minutes or Less

CLICK HERE TO READ

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WILD CARD: Is dragonboating a source of Happiness?

The women that grace this week's post sure seem to be happy - so maybe some research is needed.

Somewhere in your travels, you might catch a race - likely spots: Philadelphia, Vancouver, and even Tempe later this month.

  Research begins here

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GET INVOLVED in your community, your city, your state and your country.

Neighborhood AssociationsNeighborhood associations help individuals band together to strengthen citizen participation efforts, hold institutions accountable for action, and communicate conditions that relate to other goals. Learn more by visiting neighborhood and homeowner association websites:CLICK HERE

Working at the Precinct and Ward level:  NM Democrats are holding Precinct chair trainings this weekend at Erna Ferguson Library (3700 San Mateo) at 1:00 on Saturday, 10:30 and 1:00 at the Central & Unser Library (8081 Central NW) prior to the 3/25 Ward and Precinct Chair elections. CLICK HERE if interested in learning more. For information regarding NM GOP - their website can be accessed by CLICKING HERE.

     

SATURDAY, APRIL 22ND -  EARTH DAY & MARCH FOR SCIENCE -   2:00-4:00

Details:CLICK HERE

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THE CONTRARIAN - This week's article

The only thing standing in your way towards happiness is you; no one else is allowed to set up limits for you but you, nor there should be. No matter what kind of problems you’re dealing with, how old you are or where you live, you deserve to be happy – it’s as simple as that.

We all are guilty of sabotaging our happiness - or looking for it in all the wrong places. This is a fairly light article, but it may help. There are lots of ways to look at happiness, and one of them is "what not to do."

READ THE ARTICLE

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A Buddhist teacher once gave this simple advice: If you're trying to be happy and aren't, do the opposite of how you're doing it. ( and early example of KIS - Keep it Simple)

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I AM THE HAPPY WANDERER - this film festival is for you

ADVANCE WARNING:    Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

October 28 – November 5

Banff, Alberta CA

Take a look at the 2016 BMFB festival trailer to get a sense of what awaits you:

CLICK HERE

BANFF CENTER WEBSITE  for further details about the Festival and World Tour schedule

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AND FOR SOME, HAPPINESS IS STILL JUST A WARM...

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INTERNATIONAL HAPPINESS DAY

Monday, March 20th

don't forget to breathe.

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