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Carnival of Life, Happiness, and Meaning - 24th Edition


This is the 24th edition of the Carnival of Life, Happiness, and Meaning. I hope you enjoy it.

The Best Article of the Week

FitBuff presents What Is Healthy? posted at FitBuff.com's Total Mind and Body Fitness Blog, saying, "What is healthy? At first, this may seem like an easy question to answer. However, when you actually stop and think about it, it's not easy at all..."


Happiness

Warren Wong presents How To Calm Down posted at Personal Development for INTJs, saying, "How To Calm Down teaches you various tips and tricks for calming yourself down."

The Career Counselor presents Why and How to Look for a Job You Love... Over and Over Again posted at ask the CareerCounselor, saying, "Encouragement and inspiration to continue looking for your dream job even after a few dead ends."

Matthew Spears presents Knowing Self and knowing others. posted at Loving Awareness, saying, "There is paradox in everything about the human experience. For instance, it is through giving we receive, and through receiving we give. It is the “unimportant” in our lives, such as stopping to breath under an unfolding oak tree, that gives importance to other activities. It is the “meaningless” connections in daily living, such as a hello at a checkout at the supermarket, that provides framework and meaning for the more intimate connections we have. These apparent paradoxes are not part of any cosmic game played on us, but rather a daily reminder of the wholeness and perfection of life. Each moment offers glimpses into this, often via these connections with others."

Ruchir presents What to Do When You’re Feeling Hopeless and Thinking to Quit posted at TechnoMoney.


Life

Peter S C presents 10 Ways to Give Your Morning a Makeover posted at I will change your life . com, saying, "Here are 10 great ways to improve your morning routine."

Meredith Mathews presents Anonyfriends can be kindred spirits. « Lemonade Stand posted at Lemonade Stand, saying, "One can find solace in revealing everything about themselves, yet never exposing who they really are."

Mike Remer presents Is STRESS Real? | My Path To Fitness Blog posted at My Path To Fitness Blog.

Jeremy Neal presents Confucius says To Change the World First Get Your Heart Right posted at Thoughts on Quotes, saying, "In order to change the world, you have to start by examining your own life first. Once you figure out how to get your own heart right, then you will begin to influence others."

Chris presents Snack Idea: Apples and Cinnamon posted at The Healthy Snacks Blog.

Lucynda Riley presents Hold me Accountable posted at A Public Diet.

David Balderston presents UCSC Students Act Out | Life In... posted at Life In....

Alex Blackwell presents A Time for Thanksgiving posted at The Next 45 Years.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Are You Ready To Be A Parent? Know The Cost Of Having Kids posted at The Digerati Life, saying, "This post explores the financial costs of being a parent, while realizing that the experience of being a parent is priceless."

Todd Goldfarb presents 50 Ways You Can Be The Change posted at We The Change, saying, "Hi there-- Here is a wonderful article which describes 50 Ways we can "be the change". Enjoy!"


Meaning

The Baglady presents How Asian Parents Influence Their Children’s Success posted at xynny.

Luke Houghton presents Why you should never lose hope posted at Luke Houghton, saying, "In this post I raise the point the without hope you can't believe for anything better and therefore your life will lack any real meaning. Read this to learn why hope is an important part of life."

Stephen Miracle presents The Secret To True Personal Development posted at AltNoise.net.

Tupelo Kenyon presents Inspire Yourself on Purpose – Inspiration from Inside Out posted at Tupelo Kenyon, saying, "Here are twelve common sense reminders on how to inspire yourself. The word “inspire” derives from root words that mean “in spirit” or “spirit within.” Although there’s always another step to take, these points are a natural result of recognizing and identifying with this realization of who we really are. (Enjoy soothing instrumental music as you read plus songs with lyrics related to each article – all free.)"

Tezza presents Are You Willing To Pay The Price To Fulfill Your Dream posted at 4 Eva Young, saying, "There is a growing obsession towards the mindless accumulation of riches, fame and power. It’s a travesty that there are people who know more about the lives of celebrities then they do about those who are truly making a difference in the world. If your highlight of the week is reading about another celebrity self imploding then it’s time to get a real life. It’s time to revitalize that childish wonder that is in all of us, that need to find meaning in our lives and have a purpose for our existence. Here are some ways to get your life positioned to enable you fulfill your dreams."

The Baglady presents Veterans Deserve Our Respect — Reflections on Veterans’ Day posted at xynny, saying, "my reflections on Veteran's day."

David B. Bohl presents Being Who You Are and Who You Want to Be posted at Slow Down Fast Today!, saying, "You can do both!"



Others

Charles H. Green presents Americans, Travel and Rushing to Judgment posted at Trust Matters, saying, "My personal road to growth has been exposure to others. For me as an American, the benefit of international travel is enormous. Yet only something like 20% of us have a passport. Absurdly few of us speak another language—usually poorly at that."

Alex Marlin presents Stress Is Rampant In Our Community posted at Life Improvement Tips For Thin and Small People, saying, "Nice article that deals with stress related issues, like ho to deal and prevent stress."

Carole Fogarty presents The Tao of a happy full wallet: posted at THE HEALTHY LIVING LOUNGE, saying, "Today is the day you improve your relationship with your wallet. Today is the day you clean out the cob webs, cleanse away the negative vibes and create the energetic space to welcome abundance back into your wallet."

Tina presents Take this challenge: bring good karma into your life with these 20 acts of kindness posted at Life Balanced, saying, "This post is about bringing good karma into your life with these 20 acts of kindness that are easy to do."

Dan-O presents Here is a Quick Way to Make Your Own Social Network Like Myspace, Facebook and Bebo posted at Danogo.com - Discover. Inspiring . Media, saying, "How to create a social community to support any kind of personal development group without using myspace."

Stanimir Sotirov presents Best ways to suppress your appetite posted at All About Your Body And Spirit, saying, "A couple of the best appetite suppressants that will help you reach your goal-weight loss!From motivation to supplements find the way that best suits you and use it!"

Alfa King presents Information Sheet on Diabetes posted at Alfa King Memories, saying, "On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, I’m reproducing an information sheet on diabetes from the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life in Mauritius. It gives an insight of the types of diabetes, the situation in the world and at the local level, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and management and prevention of diabetes. I hope you find it useful as it’s becoming one of the most common ailments of the century."

Stanimir Sotirov presents 50 first date ideas posted at All About Your Body And Spirit, saying, "Ever struggled to think of an exciting place for a first date?Yes? Than read this post!"


That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of Carnival of Life, Happiness and Meaning using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.



by Phil B.

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