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The authentic happiness & some bakings

Posted Mar 15 2010 12:00am

This book is fascinating! I can’t put it down, already finished 1/3 of it in <24 hs just at lunch and bed time. Whoever wants to learn about Psychology, Happiness and Positive thinking should read this. But caution: this books is written by a Ph.D in psychology, therefore almost everything he says, he backed up with research evidence. I’m a researcher so I’m fascinated but I’m aware that not everyone wants to read research papers in their leisure time to learn how to be happy. But don’t worry, I’ll share with you the best of it. ;)

So what are the questions he wants to answer: (the most important part of any research project! Trust me, it’s the hardest part as well)

Why has evolution endowed us with positive feeling? What are the functions and consquences of these emotions, beyond mking us feel good?

Who has ositive emotion in abundance, and who does not? What enables these emotions, and what disbls them?

How can you build more and lasting positive emotion into your life?

What’s is the difference between positive psychology and hedonics? A hedonist wants as many good moments and as few bad moments as possible in his life, and simple hedonic theory says that the quality of his life is just the quantity of good moments minus the quantity of bad moments. But it is a delusion because the sum total of our momentary feelings turns out to be a very flawed measure of how good or bad we judge an episode to be.

The belief that we can rely on shortcuts to happiness, joy, comfort and ecstasy, rather than be entitled to these feelings by exercise of personal strengths and virtues, leads to legions of people who in the middle of great wealth are starving spiritually. And this book is about  how to exercise our strengths and virtues read the authentic happiness.

to be continued…


Another day of work with 2 computers running and me waiting. I’m cultivating my patience ;)

As you might have expected… more wraps! :lol:


guacamole made with onions, tomatoes, black bean and avocado


I learned to first divide the filling into the wraps so I don’t have a over flow on the second one


I even learned to wrap it a real wrap ;)



after a long day of work I felt urge to do some baking. So I made a quiche using spinach, tofu, brown rice and eggs.


roasted some almonds for snack


and baked some black sesame cookies


Ingredients for 20 mini cookies

  • 1/2 cup WW flour
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1/2 cup grounded black sesame seed with sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup silk

Combined everything, sit at the fridge for 20 min and bake for 30 min at 350F




It doesn’t look very pretty… but I really like it because I love black sesame seeds! :lol:

It’s Monday but I’m taking half day off today and tomorrow because I friend of mine from Argentina is visiting for 24 hs… so I’ll be giving him a tour ;)

DC, here I come!!!

It’s funny that when I was searching for itinerary, I was more interested on which restaurant to take him ;)

Q: Are you a pessimist or optimist? Do you think it’s an inherited or acquired character?

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