Tag: happiness

How to find true joy

Filed in Spirituality by on December 21, 2014 1 Comment
How to find true joy

What is joy? Is it a feeling or an emotion? Is it an attitude or an outlook that you can choose to experience through an active decision? Is it a gift that’s beyond your own […]

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Loneliness, part 1: the human condition

Filed in Relationships by on October 19, 2014 4 Comments
Loneliness, part 1: the human condition

For many people, loneliness is that facet of human existence that they most dread and, from which, they tirelessly labour to escape. Yet, loneliness is one of the distinguishing hallmarks of our humanity. It is […]

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How to turn your inbox from a threat into a source of renewal

Filed in Science by on September 10, 2014 0 Comments
How to turn your inbox from a threat into a source of renewal

Sound psychological advice here from Eric Barker about how to use email to cultivate friendships and even to find a little bit of happiness each morning: On the subject of happiness: Every morning send a […]

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True happiness and the real meaning of the moral life

Filed in Ethics by on December 11, 2013 3 Comments
True happiness and the real meaning of the moral life

If you are looking for a wonderful introduction to Catholic moral theology, you need look no further than William C. Mattison III’s Introducing Moral Theology: True Happiness and the Virtues. I have been working through it […]

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Friendship and marriage

Filed in Relationships by on September 4, 2013 0 Comments
Friendship and marriage

Two friends got married recently. For the first reading, they chose this passage about friendship from Ecclesiasticus (6:14-17): Faithful friends are a sturdy shelter: whoever finds one has found a treasure. Faithful friends are beyond […]

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What children want. What children need. What children get.

Filed in Family by on June 10, 2013 0 Comments

You may not have seen the recent Unicef report about the way materialism has come to dominate family life in Britain. What children really want, says the report, is to spend time with family and friends, to […]

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