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The 31 Practices by Alan Williams, Dr. Alison Whybrow

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CHAPTER 12 HAPPINESS

“There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do”.

Freya Stark1

Happiness is a state of being.2

Studied for decades, the question “What makes us happy?” has been posed all around the world, over time, and in different ways. Happiness is an important emotion, and has a role in the survival of the species.3

Feeling good is an overall motivational state that keeps us alive. The avoidance of loss and pain and the search for good feelings is the mechanism that has preserved and multiplied the human race.4 The impact of happiness has been demonstrated in different studies to improve ...

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