Archives for the month of: August, 2010

Everyone would like to make their dreams come true, but we can’t always do it all alone. I am asking for 5 minutes of your time right now to check out my friend Sophis’¬†CD production project. You can click here to check it out.

Photo credit Ian Heimlich

Why, you might ask, would I care about someone else’s dream? Because if everyone helped each other out with little things, that do not have to cost much effort or money, the world would be a better place. And, because you would be making someone happy and research suggests happiness is contagious, so then if everyone helped to make someone happy, the happiness of that person will spread and then….. well, you get the idea…

To keep it short, I would like you to consider pledging $5 or more¬†AND most importantly, forward this message to your friends to do the same, please! I’m not asking you to donate anything. A $5 pledge you will actually get access to video and photo updates on the progress of the record production as well as a digital copy of the final work!

So if you like the music, why not consider supporting grassroots production rather than having the big producers decide for us what we would like to hear? You can check out more about Sophis and listen to some of his tracks on his website. His music moves people in more than one sense…. it moves your heart and some songs will inevitable make your body move and get up and dance!

He is a fabulous performer, but most important of all he strikes me as someone honest and sincere, two traits I value most in people. His message comes from the heart, it’s not fake… Anyway, listen for yourself and please consider pledging or at least forwarding the message.

“All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.” – Orison Swett Marden.

By the way, my promotion of this project solely stems from my wish to help make a dream come true. The artist has nothing to do with this post, he created a lovely video for you, which you hopefully have checked out already. I encourage everyone to help friends or others in achieving their dream.

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Hello Everyone… I know I am waaay overdue to submit another post.. I am working on it and it will be out soon. I am writing about attachment theory and what it has to do with compassion, so stay tuned….!

However, in the meantime I would like to let you know, that Stanford is offering its Choosing Happiness class again next semester! It is a great class for everyone who is interested in happiness and positive psychology. It is being taught by Laura Delizonna, who worked as a staff psychologist and was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford’s School of Medicine. She received a PhD from Boston University.

I took this class a few years ago and my blog is in part inspired by it. It is largely based on Dr. Martin Seligman’s book Authentic Happiness, but Laura has developed her own “toolkit” of happiness habits. This coming semester it will be conducted on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:50 p.m. Take charge of your own happiness! I will also post about why I think pursuing ones happiness is not selfish or narcissistic… stay tuned!!!