To be mindful of one's happiness, one must know if they are truly happy or not.

Often times I find myself trying to determine ways to measure my own happiness. As a graduate student studying epidemiology, I am intrigued by the possible health benefits of being a "happier person". As an individual who realizes that happiness is tied to most everything that is good about this world, I am also intrigued.

Happiness is something that I love to discuss and a feeling I try to base my life around. However, I think happiness is something that cannot be forced. It must be introduced to someone by a way of doing, saying or thinking something. But how important is being mindful of one's own happiness when happiness is being experienced? How much does happiness depend on one's mindset when going into a situation that could produce happiness? ...[Continue reading on Earthpsyche]