Tag Archives: happiness

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surviving the storm!

an Austrian-Italian wedding!

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FUN!

sunshine, beauty and friends!

when the Italians get dancing!

Traun Lake!

the Canadian Ice Cream Inspector hard at work!

what we happened to get as the last available hotel room in the whole area – the one guarded by ancient asian angels!

the romantic Spitz Villa in Traunkirchen

merry Christmas (again) from the Vienna Woods!

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the video 📽:

awe

ShriMataji in cherry-blossoms

A link has long been proven between negative moods and ill health. But how do positive moods affect us physiologically?

 Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, set out to discover exactly that when they tracked emotions such as compassion, joy, love, and so on versus the levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6)—a secretion which causes inflammation in the body—in the saliva of 119 university students. The researchers found that those who regularly have positive emotions have less IL-6—and they noticed the strongest correlation with one particular emotion.
Awe.

“There seems to be something about awe,” Dacher Keltner, a psychology professor and the senior author of the study, told the New York Times. “It seems to have a pronounced impact on markers related to inflammation.” Most of us think of awe as something felt rarely—but we may experience it more than we think. The students reported feeling awe three or more times a week. “How great is that?” Keltner said. “Some people feel awe listening to music, others watching a sunset or attending a political rally or seeing kids play.”

 But what is awe, exactly? Unusually for an academic, Keltner’s definition was less than rigorous but perfect nonetheless. Suggesting that you seek the feeling out as much as you can, he said that anything that inspires awe will pass “the goosebumps test.”
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Kabir Chibber

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never stop dreaming

Adventure-EdwardSaugstad Jan2015

ahhhh, life on Earth — wouldn’t want to miss it for anything!

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filling your inner cup

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Even as the world seems to be getting drained of peace and happiness, don’t forget to spend a few minutes today filling your inner cup (by first emptying it)

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http://www.onlinemeditation.org

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wishing you and yours a very corny Christmas!

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Oh boy, here we go again!

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(click on YouTube, then in the wheel —Quality, HD— to see it in high definition)

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(Ed’s version of the Christmas Song is available for free download here …)

http://edsaugstad.com/AUDIO-files/EdsChristmasSong-2014.mp3

(ctrl+click audio file)

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(and Mousie Marvin’s Rainbow Christmas …)

http://edsaugstad.com/AUDIO-files/MousieMarvins-RainbowChristmas.mp3

(ctrl+click audio file)

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one autumn evening in the Vienna Woods …

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A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS GREETING!

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Jesus-statue thoughtless awareness

“May the whole world soon enjoy the soothing state of  alert thoughtless awareness, when everything flows with equilibrium, and there is no pressure of ego and conditionings on the shining heart. When this time comes, and it will, unnatural corruption and suffering will fade away in the natural light of wisdom and benevolence. Let it come!”

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all you need is love!

😉

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Eddie Christmas 61-66

grooooving with Yoann Fréget!

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In a few days, The Voice Finals videos (with English translations) will be ready!

But, in the meantime, Ed’s getting restless

(waiting for the translators to finish)

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sometimes I wish I could just hug whoever made this wonderful world

natural working-holiday therapy in rural Italy – part 2

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Two Years Later …

~click the photo to see the progress~

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meditation: no longer just a fad-3

(more about the benefits of Sahaja Yoga Meditation)

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(and click the photo to see an article from New York City)

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Eddie’s Vancouver ~ 1958

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I arrived on this planet — in the wild West — when Elvis was King, and hamburgers, beer and cigarettes were the source of inner happiness.
It’s been a long, uphill struggle, sometimes fun, and sometimes miserably hopeless. But when I look inside myself right now, I feel peace and gratitude.

It’s not over yet.
Luckily, I believe in happy endings.

Thank you for being here now, on my birthday.
Not to sound cliché,
But as an Aquarian,
I’m allowed to say
I actually love you all!

Best wishes,
Eddie

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