The Big Bad Blog of Happy Happy Joy Joy

Lou's riffs and tips on happiness and Pilates.

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  • Beatle-sania

    Even though it buys diamond ring, the Beatles famously said, "I don't care don't too much for money." And you know why? Money can't buy happiness. (I also heard it can't but love,…
  • Cloudy with a chance of gain

    Tend to air every irritation as soon as possible? In a rush to share all those bad feelings before heading off to bed? Studies show such behaviour do more harm than good.…
  • I can. I will. End of story.

    It's often the last key that opens a lock. So when something goes wrong, try coming up with a fix instead of kicking yourself. Don’t give up! Be stubborn with a purpose…
  • the happy bug

    Spend a few minutes each day thinking about the stuff that makes you happy. Better still. Surround yourself with happy people. Because happiness is infectious.
  • I don’t want no grudge

    Doesn’t life feel fantastic when you’re smiling? The heaviest thing to carry is a grudge. It wears you down and makes you miserable.  Choose happy. 
  • Anything worth doing is worth doing badly

    Find the fun in failing. When we do new things — learn a game, travel to unfamiliar places, practice Pilates — we're happier than someone who sticks to the same routine. Hard…
  • 2 Hands, 1 Person

    Multitasking: Your boss loves it. Women are apparently great at it. And overall, it's seen as a plus.  But if your plate is so full that you feel like your running on…
  • People love you–not success

    Let’s be honest. People who love you don’t care about who made your clothes or the size of your house or how expensive your car is.  That’s not to say they don’t…
  • True grit

    Want to launch a startup? Be a chef? Get healthier? No matter your life goals, it's best to be committed. Day in, day out. Not just for a week, not just for…
  • It’s a trap! (of experience)

    The month of May might summon up irresistible Star Wars puns and mean winter's coming. But it's still warm enough for even old John Snow to slip on comfy shoes and pound…
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