Gross National Happiness Index

Bhutan measures success in terms of ‘Happiness’, not GDP

Gross national happiness in Bhutan: the big idea from a tiny state that could change the world Bhutan measures prosperity by gauging its citizens’ happiness levels, not the GDP. Now its ideas are attracting interest at the UN climate change conference in Doha. A series of hand-painted signs dot the side of the winding mountain…

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“In the Beginner’s Mind …

… there are many possibilities but in the expert’s there are a few” ~ Shunryu Suzuki SHOSHIN Shoshin (初心) is a concept in Zen Buddhism meaning “beginner’s mind”. Shoshin requires an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when perceiving or studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level. Approaching the subject…

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Beat or Beet-root ~ for a Healthy Happy Heart

Another beautiful health jewel from the Doctrine of Signatures The Jewel in the Crown of the Vegetable Kingdom Beetroot or Beta Vulgaris cicla is a beautiful shade of deep ruby red when you cut her heart open. Betaine is the carotenoid responsible for the beet’s ruby red heart, but the outside of the beet is…

Self

Self Care & NOT Hitting the Panic Button!

So the reason – as you know all quality blog posts begin with a confession and a desperate appeal to the condemning eye of ‘The Other’ to HAVE MERCY! – this is happening late today is because I was practicing self care during the wee hours of Thursday Night – and was sleeping. I have…