|Sustainable Happiness |
What makes us happy? It’s a question we could leave to philosophers and poets, except for this: the pursuit of happiness, as now defined, is running our world into the ground. So the question that may turn out to be key to our future is: How can we have happy people and a happy planet?
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A new American Dream.
If big spending, debt, and a soaring Dow didn’t make us happy, what will?
Scientists can tell us how to be happy. Really. Here are 10 ways, with the research to prove it.
This family had a merry Christmas without adding to anybody’s pile of stuff.
SAY THANK YOU
Gratitude and happiness are related. Think you’re thankful? Take the test.
SCIENCE OF BLISS
A scientist-turned-monk shares the Tibetan Buddhists’ secrets of happiness.
Frances Moore Lappé says power isn’t something to be afraid of. It’s an important part of the good life.
In the city, he drank and sold drugs. Then Jarid Manos moved to the prairie.
What Dee Williams learned about freedom when she “downsized” to a tiny house on wheels.
She dropped everything to be with her mother at the end of her life. Here’s what she learned about living, grieving, and joy.
WHAT'S YOUR GIFT?
A young man, written off as a looser, discovers his own unique gift.
THE GOOD LIFE DOESN'T HAVE TO COST THE PLANET
Here is what a day looks like in a perfect (aka post-consumerist) world.
Winter 09 Online
Videos, photo essays, music, and more around the happiness issue.
Conversation starters and article summaries for Sustainable Happiness.
Organizations, initiatives, and a library for happy people and a happy planet.