The Weekly Stripe – 22.03.19
At a time of political turmoil over Brexit, the fact it was ‘International Day of Happiness’ this week may not resonate with all of us. As a light hearted antidote to prevailing uncertainties’, here are some refreshing examples of optimism from the fields of health, medicine and the environment.
But which are the top ten countries for happiness?
In contrast to institutional organisations like the UN aiming to create a better society for all, there are individuals like Greta Thunberg. Greta demonstrates the positive impact of social media and technology today – inspiring her young followers to strike for climate change across the world.
In Bangalore, researchers have been investigating how meditation and yoga affects the forebrain and it’s benefits for our mental health. ‘’Yoga practice was at least as good as medicine’’.
As well as Yoga, it’s often said that laughter is the best medicine. But now this phrase has a new, scientific confirmation.
Of course the environment we live in, plays a pivotal role in our happiness. However, previously this has been a challenge to research due to the difficulties of measuring happiness levels and how beautiful the environment is. A recent study has provided quantitative evidence for this.