The Present: A Touching Short Film

In this animated short film created and directed by German animator Jacob Frey, alongside with Markus Kranzle, a young boy receives an unexpected gift from his mother. The boy resists the present. Soon he realizes, as taught by the present he receives, that happiness or contentment is not dependent on our circumstances but rather on […]

25 Happiness Quotes to Inspire a New Outlook

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy,” said the Dalai Lama XIV. Most of us would not think this way. Instead, we may think that the purpose of our lives is to achieve our life goals for respect, fulfillment, money and/or fame, which will then make us happy. However, we can choose to […]

The Science of Happiness – An Experiment in Gratitude

What makes you happy? According to this video by SoulPancake, “Psychologists have scientifically proven that one of the greatest contributing factors to overall happiness in your life is how much gratitude you show.” SoulPancake thought they would test this idea out for themselves by selecting some willing participants to express their gratitude to loved ones, […]

5 Quotes by the Dalai Lama to Increase Your Happiness

The Dalai Lama XIV, spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, can often be seen laughing, smiling and expressing his compassion to the world. He has three main commitments in life. One of which is to promote values (or virtues) such as compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, contentment and self-discipline and their impact on personal happiness. As he […]