Arthur’s Happiness Project Continues

Happiness is a state of being. Pleasure is a feeling. In his book, “Happiness” , Mathew Ricard , the scientist turned Buddhist monk encourages us to embrace the tenets of the Buddhist philosophy to ensure our happiness state. One of the main tenets of...

Arthur’s Happiness Project Continues

Most people aspire to be,”Happy” most of the time. It seems to be an inborn soul need-reaching out for that quality of life that as a culture we define as happiness. As a global traveller I have met many people from various cultures. If you ask a farmer...

Not in Chiang Mai this year . First time in 23 years

After enduring a five month renovation project that ended before Christmas, I decided to stay in Toronto for the winter. It isn’t that I like Toronto more than Chiang Mai, it is that it seems to suit my purpose more to be here in Toronto at this time. I wanted...

Arthur’s Happiness Project Continues

This summer I began a major renovation project in the apartment I live in Toronto. The result is a cozy beautiful warm nest to spend the winter if I choose. For the past 23 winters I have flown to Asia ,primarily ,Chiang Mai ,Thailand in the Fall or early In the new...

Living by Design or by Default-

I recently came across two quotes that I had found in the past and jotted down on a piece of paper. The first quote was ,”You are either affecting people or infecting people. The second quote was ,” You are either living by design or living by...