What is happiness? Is it an emotion or a state of mind? Wikipedia defines it as a mental state of well-being, characterized by positive emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. Happiness, according to hedonists, are emotions obtained by feeding positive stimuli into one’s sensory system. Seligman remarks that one can only be momentarily happy, and . . . → Read More: Happiness and “Flow”
This week I wanted to quantify my breathing using a stretch sensor + Arduino.
I set up the sensor using some alligator clips, stringing the conductive elastic around my ribcage to get an analog read correlating to lung expansion. Once I had consistent serial reads, I used Processing to graph my breath, and watched contentedly as my . . . → Read More: The Obvious Unnoticed
Sometimes the hardest thing is making sense of it all… A few weeks ago we were asked to log data collected through a sensor… I was unfortunately unable to log or really understand the process of it. Eventually I just took the code from Mustafa’s Blog edited it with the createWriter function to output a . . . → Read More: Logging An Old Post
On happiness….I think that the definition of being happy is absolutely relative and appears in infinite colors and shapes.
It depends on your hole life events and on your future expectations, which I believe also come in infinite colors and shapes.Time is also very important, the time something lasts as a sensation of happiness is also very . . . → Read More: Happy moments…tranquility
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
- Mahatma Gandhi
In lieu of working on last weeks assignment which has been quite difficult for me and thus causing me some distress and possible unhappiness due to the fact that I don’t have the skills required to tackle the . . . → Read More: Flow Just Happens…
Csikszentmihalyi’s very scientific article Happiness in Everyday Life was totally eye-opening for me. Every parent should read this piece. Who knew the Experience Sampling Method (ESM) could be so inspiring and useful. Following his research and recommendations, it might just be possible for me to chase – and achieve – my teenage daughter’s happiness. How awesome!
I’ll . . . → Read More: Apparently I can chase my daughter’s happiness!