Oprah: Why is San Luis Obispo a Happy Place to Live?

San Luis Obispo Happy Fire DeptApr 23, 2011 – Well, Oprah Winfrey wanted us to know as part of her recent show on “What Makes Us Happy”. So she sent Jenny McCarthy, actress and advocate of the Autism Awareness movement to San Luis Obispo to find out. Oprah’s guest, National Geographic author, Dan Buettner named the city “The Happiest Place in America” in his recent book Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way.  Jenny not only visited San Luis Obispo’s Fire Department which is also one of the happiest jobs to have, but she found out a lot of what we might do to make our communites happier too.

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Oprah: Happiness is Genetic!

Born HappyOprah Winfrey did a show with Goldie Hawn, actress and founder of the Hawn Foundation and Dan Buettner, best-selling author whose new book ‘Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way’ has been recently released.

In answer to the question,
Do you think that happiness is genetic?
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, say that, Continue reading “Oprah: Happiness is Genetic!”

Oprah: Does Having Children Make You Happier?

Should we have children?Oprah Winfrey asked her studio audience this question on the recent show she had on the subject of Happiness and what makes us Happier.  Seems that there are a few factors that may effect the happiness quotient with this question.  Oprah’s guests, popular actress Goldie Hawn and founder of the Hawn Foundation and mother herself, and Dan Buettner, researcher and best-selling author, share insights and findings that may help you decide if this should be your route to happiness. Continue reading “Oprah: Does Having Children Make You Happier?”

Goldie Hawn: How can I change a negative self image?

Well, Goldie Hawn may have an answer. She appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show to help Oprah solve some of our happiness issues.

Light Bulb MomentGoldie Hawn has been actively concerned about happiness as the founder of The Hawn Foundation. With the increase of school violence and youth suicide, Goldie Hawn founded the organization with the goal of teaching children how to better manage their stress and develop social and emotional skills in order to help them be more successful and find happiness in school and life situations.

What impressed me was Goldie’s profound insight she showed on the subject through a suggestion she gave to an audience member. Continue reading “Goldie Hawn: How can I change a negative self image?”