happy life quotes: what your body would say to you

I saw this quote on Olivine's blog and it hit me so strongly. I struggle to keep my mind and my body connected and this--well, this quote is what I imagine my body would say to me.

How to: keep a New Year's resolution

Have you ever watched a TED talk? I got hooked last summer when I needed some motivation and I've found that there is pretty much a TED talk for any subject I am interested in. If you haven't seen a TED talk before, they are monologues given by experts in their given fields on a subject they are passionate about.

If you are about to start a New Year's Resolution and you need some serious motivation, here are 12 TED talks that should inspire and motivate you!

Let's do this!

happy video: and the baby dances in the rain

A a non-native of Seattle I tend to complain about the rain. Not a great quality, I know. This morning I discovered this video of Kayden, a toddler thrilled by the feeling of the wet stuff falling from the sky. The next time I start complaining about the rain, I'm watching this.

It's all about perspective, isn't it?!

happy video: marcel the shell part III

If you haven't seen Marcel the Shell, it's kind of the sweetest, quirkiest video you've seen in a long time.

There's no way to describe it so just watch. I hope this makes you happy on this Monday.

If you're the kind of person who likes to watch videos sequentially, here are Marcel the Shell Part I and Marcel the Shell Part II.

Moment 2:32 just slays me. All the way through 3:15 ("Oh. God. I can smell his face.") Whenever I'm feeling less than happy I watch Marcel Part II. "Guess why I smile a lot? Because it's worth it." So simple. And brilliant.