Interesting article from GOOD about how happiness and health are closely related.
“emerging research has begun to validate what many wisdom traditions have intuitively known—that having a sense of peace, fulfillment, and purpose leads to a healthier, more balanced, and longer life.”
Social Scientist Martin Seligman has proposed a “happiness formula”—
Happiness = Set Point + Conditions in Life + Voluntary Action
which indicates that happiness is partly genetic, partly a result of circumstance, and partly an outcome of conscious decision-making.
In a time of such immediate gratification, something about this simple project really feels radical. Artist Jonathan Keats asks others to create a kind of slow motion documentary of your own life. I find this project quite intriguing; Keats artwork challenges us to think about ones own personal physical history over the next hundred years and engages us to make something which you yourself will never see the product of.