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  • 01:03

    The Art of Play: Gateway to Happiness

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    Welcome to Happiness Index!  Our discussion today is to explore the role of “play” in creating happiness in our life.  The truth is that play seems to be one of the most advanced methods nature has invented to allow a complex brain to create itself. ? Stuart Brown, author of PLAY: HOW IT SHAPES THE BRAIN, OPENS THE IMAGINATION, AND INVIGORATES THE SOUL. Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul.  Of all animal species, humans are the biggest players of all. We are built to play and built through play. When we play, we are engaged in the purest expression of our humanity, the truest expression of our individuality. Is it any wonder that often the times we feel most alive, those that make up our best memories, are moments of play? Write Stuart Brown. Join the conversation, call (347) 539-5818 and share your wisdom on how play opens the gate of happiness. 

  • 01:02

    Hope & Service: A Path to Happiness

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    Welcome to Happiness Index.  Today we will continue to explore with you the concept of Hope & Service as a path to happiness.  Hope is an optimistic attitude of mind based on an expectation of positive outcomes related to events and circumstances in one's life or the world at large. Service is a valuable action, deed, or effort performed to satisfy a need or to fulfill a demand.  When we have hope and we are in service.  We are in a positive state of mine that the action or deed that we are performing for another will have a positive outcome. We believe that what we are doing will make a difference and as a result we are happy. Joseph Addison said, Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.  Join the conversation and share your wisdom on Hope & Service: A Path to Happiness by calling (347) 539-5818.


     

  • 01:01

    Hope & Service: Path to Happiness

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    Thank you for listening to Happiness Index and we are continuing our conversation on hope and service.   Hope is an optimistic attitude of mind based on an expectation of positive outcomes related to events and circumstances in one's life or the world at large. Vaclav Havel, former President of the Czech Rebubic said, Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism.  It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out. We are convinced that everyone who gives of their time to serve others are deeply rooted in hope.  Hope is an optimistic state of confidence and an anticipation that service is hope.  It encourages to believe that your giving of yourself will make a difference.  Hope is a cornerstone of volunteerism. Our focus today will be on the value of hope to inspire us to serve and how hope and service is a path to happiness.  Thank you for listening to Happiness Index on Blog Talk Radio.  Join us in this conversation and make the world better for all, call (347) 539-5818.

  • 01:02

    Selfless Service: A Path to Happiness

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    Welcome to Happiness Index.  Today our conversation will be on the selfless service that mothers all over the world do daily without thinking of what they will receive in return.  From Sunrise and into long evenings, mothers serve.  We are all increased by their selfless service that improve humanity.  From Mother Theresa to Lady Diane to Maya Angelou, they represent all the attributes of Mother/Father God.  They are kind, caring, loving, compassionate and much more.  We wish all Mothers’ happiness that surpassed understanding.  Join in the conversation, share a story about what mother means to you.  Tune in to Happiness Index on www.blogtalkradion.com and call (347) 539-5818 and share your wisdom on this very special day dedicated to our mothers.  

  • 01:01

    Kindness: A Path to Happiness

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    Welcome to Happiness Index.  Today we will focus on kindness and its impact on our personal happiness.  Kindness is a behavior characterized by a state or quality of being friendly, having a pleasant disposition and concern for others.  It is the art of being helpful towards others without looking for payment.  We are talking about kindness today because it is the cornerstone of service and it is a true virtue.  Kindness can heal because, it is love in action.  Kindness is, affection, goodness, tenderness, understanding and a core value that is essential to service.  If you are kind, you are happy.  Practice kindness and you will be on the path to happiness.  Please join us in this conversation today and tune in to Happiness Index on www.blogtalkradio.com and call (347) 539-5818 and share your wisdom on this important topic.  

  • 01:02

    Responsibility: Path to Happiness

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    You are listening to Happiness Index and we continue to deepen our conversation on Responsibility: Path to Happiness.  We continue to focus on the role we play each moment each day to effect and ignite happiness. Buddha said, No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. It is telling that this wisdom was eloquently communicated over two thousand years ago and is still relevant today. We ourselves must walk the path. But what is this path that could lead us to our inner joy and happiness?  Thank you for listening to Happiness Index on Blog Talk Radio.  Join us in this conversation and make the world better for all, call (347) 539-5818.

  • 01:04

    The Art of Play: Gateway to Happiness, Part 3

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    Welcome to Happiness Index?  We continue to explore the role of “play” in creating happiness in our life. We have two wonderful guests, Zef Amen and Mukund Subramanian. Laughter is punctuation for play, Mukund said.  Of all animal species, humans are the biggest players of all. We are built to play and built through play. When we play, we are engaged in the purest expression of our humanity, the truest expression of our individuality. Is it any wonder that often the times we feel most alive, those that make up our best memories, are moments of play? Write Stuart Brown. Join the conversation, call (347) 539-5818 and share your wisdom on how play opens the gate of happiness. 


     

  • 01:01

    Heart Service: A Path to Happiness

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    Thank you for listening to Happiness Index and we are continuing our conversation on service.  Today we deepen the conversation with the theme "Heart Service: A Path to Happiness."  We have many leaders that have been servant leaders.  However, we view Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as one of our greatest servant leaders.  Dr. King was clear about service and its power our heart work.  He said, “Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”  He was equally clear about his path.  He said, “Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.” He deepen his resolve when he said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”   We are encouraging you to take the high road as you are dealing with difficult issues as you serve humanity.   Thank you for listening to Happiness Index on Blog Talk Radio.  Join us in this conversation on service and make the world better for all, call (347) 539-5818.

  • 01:01

    Hope & Service: A Path to Happiness

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    Thank you for listening to Happiness Index and we are continuing our conversation on service.  Today we deepen the conversation with the theme Hope & Service: A Path to Happiness."  Our current President, Barack Obama said, “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” Today is Easter Sunday. It is a time of forgiveness, a time for us to look upon each other with different eyes, a time for the gift of lilies. Let us look with fresh eyes this coming Easter; let us let forgiveness be the way we walk with each.  This is a time of renewal and a time to start anew and let our past go.  Our focus today will be on the value of hope to inspire us to serve and how forgiveness can be our fuel for service.  Thank you for listening to Happiness Index on Blog Talk Radio.  Join us in this conversation and make the world better for all, call (347) 539-5818.

  • 01:02

    Play: A Path to Happiness, featuring Kokomon Clottey

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    Welcome to Happiness Index.  Our discussion today is to explore the role of PLAY in creating happiness in our life.  Play is art. Play is the universal language of childhood.  Play is a gateway to happiness. It is through play that we can begin to get to know each other.  Jesus, a great way shower said, Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 


    Play energizes us and enlivens us. It eases our burdens. It renews our natural sense of optimism and opens us up to new possibilities –  Write Stuart Brown, MD, Contemporary American psychiatrist. And, Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play – Write Henri Matisse, French painter.  Join the conversation, and share your wisdom on how play opens the gate of happiness call (347) 539-5818. 

  • 01:01

    Music: A Path to Happiness & Joy

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    Thank you for tuning in to Happiness Index.  Our conversation is on the joy and happiness that come from listening to or playing music.   Does the explicit attempt to be happier facilitate or obstruct the actual experience of happiness? We will be sharing with you the results of two experiments that explored the positive impact of music as a happiness-inducing activity.  We will also share how these studies demonstrated that listening to positive music might be an effective way to improve happiness, particularly when it is combined with an intention to become happier.  Thank you in advance for tuning in and turning on to happiness by listening to Happiness Index.  You can share your wisdom on this topic by calling (347) 539-5818.