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Tips for Raising a Happy Child

The focus of the month was on Santosha (translated as “contentment” or “happiness”), one of the five personal disciplines of the yoga philosophy. When I taught for years in international schools, I was particularly curious about what makes children happy around the world.  Now, as a mom to a two-year-old, I have been thinking a lot about […]

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Happiness Around the World

What makes you happy? Our Multicultural Kid Blogs Carnival this month is celebrating Happiness Around the World.  We are exploring what happiness means to different people around the world.  What makes families happy?  How is happiness defined in different cultures?  What activities, rituals, or experiences make us happy? As you journey across the world reading […]

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Happiness Around the World: Call for Posts

What is happiness? One of the yoga principles is Santosha, which could be translated as “contentment”.  Patanjali wrote The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (translated by Alistair Shearer), and says that “From contentment results unparalleled happiness”.  My teacher, Katie Manitsas, writes in her book Spiritual Survival in the City: Santosha – contentment Accepting. Working against the […]

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