Stop “Trying” to Be Happy (Hint: Just Get Rid of Your Angst)

September 14th, 2012

By Dr. Jim Taylor It sure has been a good few decades for happiness. Before, say, the ‘70s, happiness just wasn’t on the radar screens of most people nor had it been a part of the cultural vocabulary in America. Of course, happiness did merit a mention in our Constitution (“life, liberty and the pursuit […]


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Align Your Values and Your Life

May 15th, 2012

By Dr. Jim Taylor In my last post [on this topic], I described the essential role that values play in the life you lead. I also showed how you can deconstruct values so you can really understand what values are driving your life. But it is one thing to recognize what values you possess and […]


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North Korea and Occupy Wall Street

November 8th, 2011

By Dan Miller North Korea is a beautiful country with a few minor problems. Due to governmental repression and bad weather, there is insufficient food for the people and North Korea has been begging many other countries for food and other relief. She can, however, grow lots of poppies at her political prison farms to […]


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Life Is Really Rotten in the United States

June 2nd, 2011

By Dan Miller Or maybe it’s all a conspiracy. According to a global happiness index allegedly from North Korea, …the country and its allies are the most cheerful countries in the world…. Shanghaiist reports that North Korea’s Chosun Central Television recently came out with a happiness index compiled by local researchers. Their findings? China is […]


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Be Focused, Be Happy

December 13th, 2010

By Dr. Jim Taylor Recent research that has been making the media rounds lately has reported that when people are focused on a task they indicate that they are happier than when their mind wanders. This research is obviously not breaking news for the tens of millions of Buddhists and uncounted others who have experienced […]


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