Ways to be Happy
When I saw this article about 27 things we should know about happiness a few days ago I earmarked it for a post because I think it's something that resonates with most people. Without actually getting into the sub-conscious, or even the art of theosophy, it shows how we can make our own happiness in many ways just by following a few simple techniques. But you need to be aware of these things. That's really the secret. Just the same as you need to be aware of negative thoughts that might bring you down. We aren't taught these things, so it's not always easy to reach this awareness. But it can be done.
As much as 40 percent of our happiness levels are within our control, according to some happiness researchers. In order to turn happiness into something you create, adopt small habits -- such as lingering on positive moments and forcing yourself to smile -- and you'll start to feel joy on your own.
You can read more here.
It's a good article for beginners who just want to feel better. And, it's an excellent article for those interested in metaphysics and higher consciousness because it shows how so many are getting more interested this topic without even knowing they are doing it.
UK TV Star Scandal
A teenager in the UK studying at The Fashion Retail Academy committed suicide and he's been linked to an unnamed British TV star. The boy's mother knew it, and it was more than just a casual encounter. According to the mother, the teen had done some styling work for the TV personality...even though the TV personality had a paid stylist. Instead of paying the teen, the TV personality allegedly bought the teen gifts.
Other sources presented evidence about what happened between the teenager and the television star.
DC David Gadsby from the Metropolitan Police said: ‘One evening Ben went to a party at this man’s house.
There was a lot of drugs and alcohol there. ‘At about 4am, Ben wanted to leave but a cab was too expensive. The man offered a room and Ben went to sleep.
When he woke up this man was lying in bed next to him.’ David Taylor, a nurse, said Ben had told him about a sexual relationship he had with a TV comedian.
‘He thought he had been groomed. He felt embarrassed, ashamed and used but never said he was raped or abused. It was consensual’ he said.
You can read more about this unfortunate situation here.
Everyone has their own opinions on raising children. But if that kid had been my gay teenage son I would have gone after that TV star within an inch of his life and that would have been the LAST teenager he ever pursued.
Johnny Weir Divorce Gets Ugly
The divorce between Johnny Weir and Victor Voronov is getting uglier and now there are police involved, restraining orders because Weir through a doll at Voronov, and custody of the dog.
Meanwhile, two-time Olympian Weir obtained a judge's order allowing him into the couple's apartment for 30 minutes to collect his belongings.
He was accompanied by police officers.
TMZ reports that Voronov returned from court while Weir was there and sobbed as he took his belongings - including their dog, a Japanese Chin named Tema.
The pair are reportedly returning to court next week for a hearing about the dog and other matters.
My only comment is thank heaven there aren't any kids involved in this. Studies have proven that kids who go through an amicable divorce, even though at the time of the divorce they are traumatized, eventually learn how to cope. Last week we took my dad out to lunch for his birthday and my brother, his three kids, his ex-wife, and his new wife, all went along and it was very nice. It's even better for family members when it's amicable. I didn't want to lose my relationship with my ex-sister-in-law.
In this case, with Weir and Vornonov, I would really have felt very sorry if there had been kids involved. I won't even comment on the poor dog.
You can read more here. From what I gather, there isn't a third party...at least not yet.