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Happiness, fulfillment and well-being for 2015, what does it mean?


"Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence." —Aristotle

"If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal. Not to people or things." - Albert Einstein

We have all asked the question ‘am I happy?’ but perhaps we are asking the wrong question...
...So what should we be asking instead of "am I happy ?"

Well let’s first look at lasting states of well - being and life fulfillment, as oppose to fleeting emotions, such as happy or sad, to assess our lives.
Well-being is all about your state of life and living. Well-being is a construct (construct meaning a complex concept, idea or notion) which has many measurable elements like, emotional/psychological, economic, social, physical, and environmental well-being. Well-being is also all about ‘flourishing’ and thriving in our lives. It has got to do with ‘self actualising’ and reaching our true potential. Well-being allows us t…

Well-being with Marie - Extraordinary living: Why people are judgmental - How to be vigilant in ...

Well-being with Marie - Extraordinary living: Why people are judgmental - How to be vigilant in ...:   Be vigilant in your judgments of others! ‘Those people are like this, these people are like that ... Sound familiar? O...

Why people are judgmental - How to be vigilant in your judgments of others!

Be vigilant in your judgments of others!
‘Those people are like this, these people are like that ...
Sound familiar? Our tendency to make unfair, biased and
un-informed negative judgments of others.
Dropping your judgment and expectation of others: What does this mean for your own personal growth towards extraordinary living?
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” ~Mother Theresa
Let me start off by saying, it is sometimesnecessary to make judgments based on our assessment of our environment for safety & life-preservation. This is not the context of this post.
What does it mean when we negatively and unfairly judge people?, or expect people to be a certain way, instead of just accepting and allowing people to be who they are, or what they aspire to be.
"Your perceptions and judgments of others reveal so much about your own personality," says Dustin Wood, assistant professor of psychology at Wake Forest.
In the study of psychology, we find that people who tend to …

How to get over LC (loser complex )

How to get over your LC (loser complex) Urban Dictionary: loser complex - LC

Abv: LC - To suffer from a LC is to feel consumed by guilt, stupidity, inadequacies and most importantly shame following a big night out of over-indulgences... "I woke up with the biggest Loser Complex (LC) this morning once I realised I..." ...OK so let's start by stating that some of us know about this affliction all too well! in fact I am surprised I didn't coin the phase myself! We all know what it is, and we all know how dreadful we feel during the LC phase.   Part of extraordinary living is about having a high level of awareness with regards to yourself, and accepting all the aspects of who you are, while being able to progress and strive for improvement. ...Yes even in - and through the LC moments.
 Let's take a closer look at what is actually happening during the LC phase; Physically:  your body is still probably saturated with alcohol. your body is probably fatigued  your body is dehyd…

Being true to yourself – having self-integrity. What does it mean and how do we achieve it?

Being true to yourself – having self-integrity.What does it mean and how do we achieve it?So this would be my first blog post as a married woman, yes I recently ‘got hitched’. I was inspired to write this blog given the life milestone my husband and I have reached together, both having individually overcome many of life’s traumatic challenges. We both acknowledge and understand that life needs to be lived in a fulfilling way that is meaningful, in order to experience extreme joy, well-being, happiness and fulfillment. One thing we both aspire to attain and keep in life is self-integrity and being true to our individual selves - for its own sake!
What does it mean?

To be true to yourself means to act in harmony and congruence with who you essentially are and what you believe to be your truth. You would have to have a higher level of self-awareness for this to take place. This can be built over time.
If you know and love yourself you will find it effortless to be true to yourself. This would …

How to begin living an extraordinary, happier & more fulfilled life?

How to begin living an extraordinary, happier & more fulfilled life?
"You have everything you need for complete peace and total happiness right now." - Wayne W. Dyer

"The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you." - Tom Bradley
"Just as light brightens darkness, discovering inner fulfillment can eliminate any disorder or discomfort. This is truly the key to creating balance and harmony in everything you do." - Deepak Chopra
An extraordinary life means excellence, fulfillment, and abundance in every important area.

·Your health is vibrant and energetic.
·Your relationships with family, friends and others are healthy, deep and full of love.
·Your financial life is secure and you live within means.
·Your career or job is fulfilling and inspiring.
·Your character is solid, dependable and true.
We need to take into consideration that some people are financially successful but lack deep meaningful relationships. Others have fulfilling relatio…

Find balance and restore the equilibrium

Find balance and restore the equilibrium
The term ‘life balance’ seems to be a bit of an oxymoron of late rather than a state of being. equilibrium  - Definition
npl-riums, -ria[-rɪə]
1. a stable condition in which forces cancel one another 2. a state or feeling of mental balance; composure 3. (Physics / General Physics) any unchanging condition or state of a body, system, etc., resulting from the balance or cancelling out of the influences or processes to which it is subjected See thermodynamic equilibrium 4. (Physics / General Physics) Physics a state of rest or uniform motion in which there is no resultant force on a body 5. (Chemistry) Chem the condition existing when a chemical reaction and its reverse reaction take place at equal rates 6. (Physics / General Physics) Physics the condition of a system that has its total energy distributed among its component parts in the statistically most probable manner 7. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Physiology) Physiol a state of…