happiness

Happiness in times of crises

2019-07-05T14:59:22+02:00March 16th, 2012|

How many of us are happy – or claim to be happy? The counterintuitive conclusion of a poll of 19000 adults in 24 countries, recently reported in the Economist, reveals that some 77 % residents report that they are happy, up 3 points on 2007, the last year before the crisis. Despite global economic gloom, […]

Happy vegetarians

2019-07-05T14:59:30+02:00March 14th, 2012|

vegetarian moodWhat you eat influences your mind, and, some people think, your meditation. According to a recent pilot study, your diet also influences your mood. Two weeks on a lacto-vegetarian diet made participants in the study happier. Those who continued to eat meat and those who avoided meat but ate fish did not experience this change of mood.