I grew up with dancing. My mother danced all her life – with a big heart for different african dances. My father dived into modern dances such as contact dance and 5 rhythm dance. Not surprisingly from a very early age onward my parents took me to dancing events. I vividly remember the smiling, expressive, and lively faces of people moving their hips to the cheerful sounds. After telling my parents about the self-experiment and the first topic ‘dancing’, my mother pulled out a DVD which was called “Breath made visible” with Anna Halprin. It was the first time I
I am starting a 90 days happiness self-experiment. 12 happiness-related topics ranging from western science (e.g. mindfulness) to eastern Philosophy (e.g. Buddhism) will guide this journey. Each week, I will unravel a question, practice, or technique to engage with one of the 12 topics. My research will consist of interviews with experts, studying books, and other materials.
How to be happier in 2019? Switching jobs? Buying a new car? Following the advice of that self-help book you got for Christmas? What makes us truly happy? Some people see happiness as a momentary feeling after their favourite meal. Others see it as a state of mind. When talking about happiness people tend to deviate in their definition. Many of these public understandings about happiness contradict from science. This article debunks three widely spread misconceptions on happiness and what you can do about them. Happiness is not a choice trap We are not completely in control regarding our level