10 Habits Of Super Happy People

1. Think of yourself less. To be interesting you need to be interested in others. C.S. Lewis said “Don’t think less of yourself as a person, but think of yourself less, focusing more on the betterment of yourself for the sake of those around you, rather than for your own ego. 2. Move beyond the small talk. Eleanor Roosevelt’s said “Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people”. 3. What you appreciate, appreciates. People who live with an attitude of gratitude are happy because their self talk creates positive thoughts and habits. Active appreciation fuels you with positive energy. 4. Exercise. Happy people exercise, reduce stress and gain en

Benefits of Training in Aikido: The Way of Harmony

Someone asked me the other day why I practice Aikido. My answer nearly always now is "because I can't imagine my life without it". But it got me thinking and after a bit of surfing I found a very nice outline of many of the key benefits of our wonderful art, on the Fujinami Dojo Sydney website. Everyone has their own personal motivation when they decide to take up a martial art, and I believe a good Instructor provides a framework whereby each student can follow their own true path on what can often be a journey that lasts a lifetime. Managing Conflict and Stress / Relaxation Participants experience a new paradigm around stress and conflict where they will be able to: improv

Raising Fit Kids

If your child is overweight, chances are you want to help him get healthy. But sometimes that means ignoring popular diet advice. Often, what works for adults may not be best for kids. “Children have their own set of nutritional needs for healthy growth and development,” says Tamara Melton, a dietitian and instructor at Georgia State University. The best way to help a child lose weight? Work with his pediatrician to make sure that he slims down in a safe way. But you can also think about these simple steps to help your child -- and the whole family -- live a healthier, fitter lifestyle. 1. Find the right weight goal. Many younger children shouldn’t actually shed pounds. “Since they’re still

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