Category Archives: Gross National Happiness

Hygge & Happiness

In the darkest of times, with cold winds and raging storms all around, the Danish have devised a weapon of first resort.  A weapon that can eliminate, or at least diminish, the feelings of stress, sadness, and hopelessness that often arise in their long, dark, cold winters. That weapon is “hygge.” Pronounced “hue-guh,” the concept is not easily translated into

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Time for Happiness?

Here’s another idea whose time has come: a national Happiness Index. We all know that money doesn’t buy happiness, and with the current state of the economy, that message has hit home, hard, for many of us. So if happiness doesn’t come from financial prosperity then where does it come from? The little country of Bhutan seems to think it

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