Category Archives: Bhutan

Bhutan: the Dragon Kingdom in the Himalayas

I’ll never forget the day a colleague of mine from electrical engineering came bursting to my office unexpectedly. I had never seen this mild-mannered, middle-aged engineering prof so excited. “Jane,” he said, “I’ve just come back from a trip to … Continue reading

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Elections, happiness, and Bhutan

The nastiness of election campaigns pervades the news these days and dissatisfaction runs high towards most politicians in most developed countries.  The words “happy”, “satisfied”, and “trusting” don’t immediately come to mind where political processes are concerned right now, even … Continue reading

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Bhutan and Disney World, two places where happiness matters

What do two disparate entities like the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan and the eminently accessible Floridian kingdom of Disney World have in common?  They both measure their success in terms of happiness. Yesterday I met a woman who had … Continue reading

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Mindfulness, Chi Running, and Bhutan

Mindfulness.  Meditation.  Chi Running.  Tai Chi.  Yoga.  How are these different philosophies and activities related?  I have practiced Chi Running for nearly 2 years now, and it has allowed me to continue running, uninjured and happy.  Knock on wood, I … Continue reading

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