HAPPY (the movie) seeks to share the wisdom of traditional cultures and the cutting edge science that is now, for the first time, exploring human happiness. Through powerful interviews, the film explores what makes people happy across the world.
1) Family support
2) Community support
3) Gratitude- counting your blessings at least once a week!
4) Cooperation -rather than.-competition
6) Compassion and loving kindness Meditation
7) Acts of kindness
9) New experiences
10) Doing things that are meaningful
11) Think of more than yourself, things larger than yourself, i.e., the well-being of the world!
By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives.
In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.