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Happiness Study Says Library Trips Are As Good As A Pay Raise
From NPR: 

Going to the library gives people the same kick as getting a raise does — a £1,359 ($ 2,282) raise, to be exact — according to a study commissioned by the U.K.’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport. The study, which looks at the ways “cultural engagement” affects overall wellbeing, concluded that a significant association was found between frequent library use and reported wellbeing. The same was true of dancing, swimming and going to plays. The study notes that “causal direction needs to be considered further” — that is, it’s hard to tell whether happy people go to the library, or going to the library makes people happy. But either way, the immortal words of Arthur the Aardvark ring true: “Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card!”

Click here to read more about the happiness study!

chicagopubliclibrary:

Happiness Study Says Library Trips Are As Good As A Pay Raise

From NPR: 

Going to the library gives people the same kick as getting a raise does — a £1,359 ($ 2,282) raise, to be exact — according to a study commissioned by the U.K.’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport. The study, which looks at the ways “cultural engagement” affects overall wellbeing, concluded that a significant association was found between frequent library use and reported wellbeing. The same was true of dancing, swimming and going to plays. The study notes that “causal direction needs to be considered further” — that is, it’s hard to tell whether happy people go to the library, or going to the library makes people happy. But either way, the immortal words of Arthur the Aardvark ring true: “Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card!”

Click here to read more about the happiness study!

When you know who you are, you don’t look to the world to tell you. Similarly, you don’t fear other people since they cannot take anything from you. The Lazy Yogi (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
We are what we repeatedly do. Aristotle (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts off being excellent. Wendy Flynn (via kvtes)

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We know that our individual wellness, goodness, happiness, attractiveness, intelligence, and worth is not based on or dependent upon the mood of the other. So if a little something goes wrong or one of us is having a frustrating moment - the other person knows their identity or worth doesn’t need to be threatened by it. We’re pretty good at knowing FULL WELL that our worth & happiness is our OWN responsibility. It is not rested on the shoulders of the other. This makes such a huge difference, I can’t even tell you.

Mara Kofoed, on why she and her husband don’t fight while travelling 

http://www.ablogaboutlove.com/2014/04/what-its-like-traveling-with-danny.html

If you’re seeking wholeness from another person—looking to your child or spouse or job—then when you encounter challenges in that relationship, you’re going to feel threatened. Your worth and identity as a wife/mother/business owner will be sucked in to every bad mood, tone of voice, stressful moment, etc. That’s a huge pressure on the other person. There’s no getting away from it until you decide to cut the cord and say, my wholeness is intact. It’s the most loving thing you can offer someone, because it allows you to absolutely love others and to stay stable, no matter what the circumstances are.

I know—with every ounce of my being—that joy in life is possible regardless of your circumstances, regardless of whatever hand you’re dealt. Now I live my life by cultivating joy and happiness myself and not relying on anyone else for it. The most important thing is learning to live a life motivated by love, no matter what your circumstances. That is what makes good parents good parents. That is what makes good people good people.

Mara Kofoed

http://joannagoddard.blogspot.ca/2014/04/motherhood-mondays-what-if-you-cant.html#more

We are cruel when someone refuses to play the role in which we have cast him. We judge a person only according to his relationship towards us. anais nin (via mercyforthegreedy)

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When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits – anything that kept me small. My judgment called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving. Kim McMillen (via soundsdivine)

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If you don’t like where you are, move on. You are not a tree. Unknown (via a-m-b-e-d-o)

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