The Pursuit of Happiness Video

By Dr. Roger Landry, MD, MPH We all want to be happy. But are we going about it the wrong way? There is a difference between temporary experiences that bring us pleasure (e.g. food, drink, relationships, material goods, etc.) and true inner joy. Inner joy is that place of peace and sense of wholeness that is lasting. View the video  […]

Lessons in Happiness: An Interview with Barbara Herrera

By: Danielle Palli “We are here to learn certain lessons, and to teach certain lessons,” Barbara Herrera, resident engagement team leader at Westminster Woods of Huntingdon, told me. When I asked her to share one a lesson that she’s learned over the years, she said, “It’s important to take time to get to know yourself and to like yourself, and […]

The Science Behind Happiness

Did you know that 50 percent of your happiness is predetermined by your genetic make-up? That means the other half of the formula is influenced largely by you! A research study conducted by the University of Minnesota found that human beings are born with a “happiness set-point”, or in other words, a default happiness level that we return to after […]