All About Happiness

PHOTOGRAPH BY CORY RICHARDS

Photograph by Cory Richards

The cover story of National Geographic boasts the Happiest Places in the World. What a fascinating article! Kudos to National Geographic.

“What do Denmark, Costa Rica, and Singapore have in common? Their people feel secure, have a sense of purpose, and enjoy lives that minimize stress and maximize joy. Here’s how they do it.”

Also, two California locations scored in the top 5 happiest cities in the United States. Did your city make the list? What happened to Beverly Hills and LA? I know I’m happy!

In terms of happiness, I think there is a lot of merit to Ruth Whippman’s approach. I always count on my friends, relationships, and giving back as my greatest sources of pleasure. Ruth Whippman, author of “America the Anxious: How Our Pursuit of Happiness Is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks,”  wrote a great article in the New York Times explaining the idea that happiness is with other people.