The Happiness Advantage and The Orange Frog – Dick Ruhe at ATD2015

Following on the accidental theme of happiness in Orlando today, I wonder if The Universe is trying to tell me something.. Time to get happy? As a fan of Tal Ben-Shahar’s “Happier” and the unpronounceable Hungarian-American’s “Flow” I am intrigued to see what session SU31XD has to offer.  Dick Ruhe has taken the stage to tell us what […]

Time doesn’t only fly when you are having fun – focus on what brings you energy

There is an idea that “time flies when you are having fun”.  * (see below post for disclaimer)But time flies for other reasons too: When you are stressed or under time-pressure, when you are doing addictive chores, when you are asleep…So don’t think that just because time flies, you are having fun.I have spent a […]

Gardening for happiness

A young woman was dissatisfied with her garden. She didn’t find it pretty. One day, she stumbled upon the local garden centre and went inside. Hearing her unhappiness, the garden centre employee proposed: “Why don’t you add some flowers?” So the young lady bought roses and begonias, daffodils to plant and many other varieties of colourful […]

Boldness, Decision and Action

Look at this picture. What’s wrong with it? Looks tidy, right? Nice Paul McCartney poster? Nobody died.. This is the small room at the bottom of the stairs in my house. Opposite the sofa you can find my guitars. Sometimes I sit and play there. The door goes through to the entrance of the house […]

Happiness and Gamification according to Michel Schwarz

Over the last few years, I have occasionally bumped into a very happy looking man during French-speaking learning conferences like the Epsilon Forum+ 2012. I also saw him once at a well-being conference I attended with my wife in Namur. His name: Michel Schwarz. His mission: Help make people happy. His company: Happiness (Inside Me). […]