How to be happy? Do you smile when you feel happy? Try the reverse psychology. Smile and stretch your facial muscles. As the lips stretch, the brain is reminded of prior instances when the being feels happiness which is the precursor of the smile. The mind recognizes the association of a smile and the emotional feeling of happiness. Hence, when the facial muscles are exercised, the neurone fires impulses that are sent to the brain as feedback to say, hey, the lips are smiling. The brain is tricked into thinking, yep, that must be because we’re happy. Listening to music is the input of auditory stimuli to the brain. A happy song may activate the neural circuit that makes the brain think it is happy.
The Roman Catholic Church’s Pope Francis has shared his manifesto on How To Be Happy.
How to be happy by Pope Francis:
1) Use a principle in life
2) Practice the alternative philosophy of generosity
3) Stay calm
4) Relax to distress
5) Respect Sunday as a day of rest
6) Take care of young people
7) Conserve the environment
9) Respect all religions
10) Feel the Peace
How to reduce stress? Stress could have been the major factor a 12 years old boy mortally wounded a nine year old stranger at the playground. One of the safest places in the outside of the house becomes the killing ground.
This real life drama is reminiscent of the poem Back In The Playground Blues, by poet Adrian Mitchell. The poet said the playground like The Killing Ground.
Jamarion Lawhorn called police to admit he fatally stabbed a boy named Michael Verkerke (ala Connor Verkerke). Lawhorn, 12, stabbed Verkerke, 9, at a playground of a trailer park in Kentwood, Michigan. Verkerke was wounded in his back by a kitchen knife. Lawhorn and Verkerke did not know each other but the former suddenly pulled out a knife to stab the younger boy. The defence lawyer asked the judge to order a psychological evaluation of his client. A witness heard Lawhorn say he had taken many pills and wanted to die because nobody loved him. However, his mother was in court to comfort him when charges were read out. It seemed he experienced a disturbing episode in his life and tried to get attention to resolve his conflicts. He committed an offence to call police to take him away from his home. The prosecutor told he wanted to try Lawhorn in a juvenile court, as an adult. If convicted, he could be sent to a juvenile remand center until he reaches 21 years old. Thereafter a judge will decide if he can be released or remain incarcerated in the adult prison.
I’m sorry Scrump was late with his latest shrink rap. Due to a temporary anxiety psychosis on the part of the writer, there was a debate on what should be suggested to accompany this post. Amazon recommends wearing an onyx stone to reduce stress.
What I did July 4 2014.
Take time to think about what you have today. Stop, look, listen, smell, taste, savor. Engage your senses. Your mind processes stimuli to generate a perception. If you stop and smell the flower, you will appreciate the beauty of nature. You feel happy in spite of other thoughts at the back of your mind. Be mindful of the present moment. Be grateful of your blessings in hand. Mindfulness – your independence day comes when you feel truly liberated of your shackles.
Do you know why this love story book, The Fault In Our Stars, does not have a happy ending? John Green says it is due to the fault in our stars, as in our astrology. Hazel Lancaster and Augustus “Gus” Waters are star crossed lovers who are ill fated not to have their fairy tale ending. Mr Green is not the first author to blame the horoscope, zodiac, divinity, universe or any other reason, for faults in life. Many famous writers have created works of fiction blaming the fault in our stars for adversity.
Who needs marriage counseling and when should a couple attend therapy? Marriage counseling can be used for couples in partnerships, be they celebrities or civilians on the street.
Celebrities are more vulnerable to relationship woes as their lives are closely scrutinized by the media. Their professional careers are made or destroyed by publicity. When a couple’s partnership troubles are in the limelight, they scramble for damage control. Marriage counseling for celebrities and civilians is similar essentially.
What is the truth on young people volunteering to give back? I was doing some research on citizen volunteering to give back to society. I discovered that although many websites provide the online forms for volunteering, the reality could not be more different. Many voluntary welfare organizations did not contact the volunteer to acknowledge receipt of application. Volunteering has no value when the occasion has not yet risen to use an extra pair of hands. This small town is constantly crying aloud for more manpower, but when someone volunteers, it is all quiet on the front end.
Lauren Oliver has jumped on the bandwagon for contest themed plots in Panic. This Panic book review is blunt. Ms Oliver called her game contest Panic, to describe how the extreme sports made her book characters panic before participating for the cash pot worth $67,000. The female contestants are entangled in love triangles and the guys are horribly crushed with girls who wreck havoc with their hormones.