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As I sat in the park after my morning walk, My Friend came and slumped next to me. 

He had completed his 30-minute jog. We chatted for a while. He said he is not happy in life. 

I looked up at him sheer disbelief since he seemed to have the best of everything in life

“Why do you think so I asked my friend?” 

“I don’t know. Everyone tells I have everything needed, but I am not happy.”

Then I questioned myself, am I happy?  “No,” was my inner voice reply. Now, that was an eye-opener for me. 

I began my quest to understand the real cause of my unhappiness, I couldn’t find one. I dug deeper, read articles, spoke to life coaches but nothing made sense. At last my doctor friend gave me the answer which put all my questions and doubts to rest. 

I implemented those and will say I am a lot happier person.  

Doctor 👨‍⚕ said there are four hormones which determine a human’s happiness – Endorphins, Dopamine, Serotonin, and Oxytocin. 

It is important we understand these hormones, as we need all four of them to stay happy.

Let’s look at the first hormone the Endorphins. When we exercise, the body releases Endorphins. This hormone helps the body cope with the pain of exercising. We then enjoy exercising because these Endorphins will make us happy. Laughter is another good way of generating Endorphins. We need to spend 30 minutes exercising every day, read or watch funny stuff to get our day’s dose of Endorphins.

The second hormone is Dopamine. In our journey of life, we accomplish many little and big tasks, it releases various levels of Dopamine. When we get appreciated for our work at the office or at home, we feel accomplished and good, that is because it releases Dopamine. This also explains why most housewives are unhappy since they rarely get acknowledged or appreciated for their work. Once, we join work, we buy a car, a house, the latest gadgets, a new house so forth. In each instance, it releases Dopamine and we become happy. Now, do we realize why we become happy when we shop?

The third hormone Serotonin is released when we act in a way that benefits others. When we transcend ourselves and give back to others or to nature or to the society, it releases Serotonin. Even, providing useful information on the internet like writing information blogs, answering people’s questions on Quora or Facebook groups will generate Serotonin. That is because we will use our precious time to help other people via our answers or articles.

The final hormone is Oxytocin, is released when we become close to other human beings. When we hug our friends or family Oxytocin is released. The “Jhadhoo Ki Jhappi” (Cuddle) from Munnabhai (Indian Movie) does really work. Similarly, when we shake hands or put our arms around someone’s shoulders, various amounts of Oxytocin is released. Now, we can understand why we need to hug a child who has a bad mood.

*So, it is simple, we have to exercise every day to get Endorphins, we have to accomplish little goals and get Dopamine, we need to be nice to others to get Serotonin and finally hug our kids, friends, and families to get Oxytocin and we will be happy.*

*When we are happy, we can deal with our challenges and problems better*

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A 78-Year-old man fell apart and was transported to the hospital. They gave him an oxygen to support him for 24 hours. After a while, he was better. So, the doctor gave him his $5000,00 note, and when he saw the bill, he started crying. The doctor told him not to cry because of the bill. But the man said, I don’t cry because of money, I can pay all the money. I’m crying because for only 24 hours of using oxygen, I have to pay $5000,00 … But I’ve been breathing the free air of God for 78 years. I never paid anything, do you know how much I owe him? The doctor lowered his head and fell tears.Now, to you who reads this, you breathe the free air of God without any price to pay for years.please just take 2 seconds of your time and Shout ..Thank you lord for the breath of life.

Source – https://www.startwhereyouarebook.com/

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Did I finish reading this book? It is really hard to believe that I was when am breathing every word of this author journal. Firstly, existing with an illness is not a joke and notice my own reflection at many battling places. Secondly, Having the right and enlightening doctor is pure luck considering the conditions and gruesome functionary of the medical world. When Dr Najar diagnoses Susannah from her drawings of the clock moved me so much that can’t express in words. A big applause and standing ovation for the entire medical community who have involved to diagnose this rare illness and saved many like Susannah’s.

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This would be my first book on autistic theme and can understand how demanding can it get to the respective family members. The title of this book inspired the South Indian movie makers to film a movie and that’s how it led me to check this original sourced book. Let me be honest, this book offers more than the movie counterparts because of its theme alone. The start of the story has kept the suspense elements intact and that is the selling point in this whole novel. I like the description of the Christopher character in detail and happy to see less of theatrics. I thoroughly admire this tale and feel so delighted.

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This book is a travelogue of an old man journeying on a bicycle from New Hampshire to San Francisco. After Haruki Murakami’s “What I talk about when I talk about running”, I admire this author’s courage to define the perks and odds of succeeding in his pursuits. Having perseverance and determined mindset was showered throughout which is the driving force to his outpourings. It brought a new perspective on being pointless to judge the potentiality of the amassed old populace. When a normal cyclist battles its limitations than, imagine the valiant effort that the author has embarked. I can proudly say that I have traveled along with the author and will throw the names of the places as described in this book while am with travelers to have a complying talk.

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This book gives hope to think mindful when anxious and depressed. It offers plenty of positive views in the form of animal illustrations encapsulated with quotes which apparently was authors coping mechanism as well. It pulls a courage to feed the right support and happy to see the authors inputs from her own experiences which could make the readers to incorporate with ease. Overall, this book is poised and certainly ‘we all can do all the things’ as highlighted in the book.

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What is it like to have a group therapy concentrating on psychological aspects and bringing the famous philosopher “Arthur Schopenhauer” thoughts for a comprehension? Well, this is the theme discussed in here with different human concerns and the fundamentals of life. The psychotherapist Julius is facing a terminal illness, then accompanies his previous patient Philip, who is currently working as a counselor and a few other people to re-examine his trivialities. If you have never been to any group therapy than you can get an experience by reading this book. The group debates, discuss and raise concerns about their issues in sessions and correlates with Schopenhauer philosophies. Personally I admire these statement on the book:-

1. Nabokov described life as a spark between two identical pools of darkness, the darkness before we were born and the darkness after we die. And how odd it is that we have so much concern about the latter and so little about the former.

2. Life is forever a torment and desire is unquenchable. What a difference there is between our beginning and our end! The former in the frenzy of desire and the ecstasy of sensual pleasures; the latter in the destruction of all the organs and the musty odor of corpses.

A Brilliant book with intellectual properties.

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On multiple occasions, I was breathing the metaphors used in this book. As a chronic illness sufferer, I could reflect on Paul’s battle with illness and his quest to find out different books on the subjects gives a hope that, I am not alone. It really made me to realize all of the hard work that goes into being a neurosurgeon. I recommend this book for anyone looking for intimate, meaningful and thought provoking read. I am sharing an excerpt from it that stole my heart – “I had spent so much time studying literature at Stanford and the history of medicine at Cambridge, in an attempt to better understand the particularities of death, only to come away feeling like they were still unknowable to me”.

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This book is about Randy Pausch, a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University and was diagnosed with a terminal illness – pancreatic cancer. It offers many wisdoms into his approach as an academician and his morality is echoed throughout. Well, I thought its contents to be a memoir sorts containing battling details but turned out different and quite preaching in my honest opinion. This thought provoking statement in the book “Luck is indeed where preparation meets opportunity” has absorbed me and will remain to stay forever. A very heart wrenching tale and had made a strong impact on me.

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As a fiction aficionado wanted to explore the nonfictional counterpart and gave this book a try. I could not believe that, I have completed this book in a single sitting. It is about originating the reservoirs of the bats in lieu of Ebola outbreak. Starting from collecting data from the affected areas to performing various tests is explained to the points. Varied researchers and scientists opinions are shared to present their point of views on their findings. The following statement from the book is still echoing in my head and indeed an intriguing excerpt – “Don’t imagine that these viruses have a deliberate strategy, Don’t think that they bear some malign onus against humans. “it’s all about opportunity”. They don’t come after us. In one way or another we go to them. We offer them opportunity to infect us when we mess with their reservoir hosts, whatever those creatures may be.” Highly informative and engaging read.

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