Do you judge or criticize yourself? Does it sabotage your happiness, success, or well-being? Self-judgment is a learned habit. Thus, luckily it can be unlearned. We picked it up at some early age from family, advertising, religion, or a cultural lineage carried on sometimes for generations. After years of non-love for ourselves, that may not be so easy. The secret is letting go of our non-love, but how is this done?
In 2013, the United Nations’ World Happiness Report listed Denmark as the country with the highest levels of happiness. Now, a team from the UK has found that the closer a nation is to the genetic makeup of Denmark, the higher that country’s level of happiness is.
The body is a dancer’s instrument, but is it attuned to the mind? A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that professional ballet and modern dancers are not as emotionally in sync with their bodies as are people who regularly practice meditation.