Are You Happy Now?

I’ve given up on happiness.   No, this isn’t some dark manifesto on the virtue of cynicism in the modern world.    Choosing to no longer pursue happiness has been a gift, a blessing!   Many of us have erroneously been brought up to believe that the end goal is happiness.  “I just want you to be happy.”   Haven’t […]

hygge is Hibernation, human-Style

Two winters ago, I met my friend and colleague, Fran, for lunch. After we left the restaurant in our local village, we walked past some shops and chatted.    “I’m thinking of having a Hygge party,” she said. “Wanna come?”   “A hookah party?” My mouth dropped open at the thought of my retirement-age friend lounging around on gold-fringed velvet […]