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‘Happiness is not something that happens to you. It’s something you have to choose, everyday’


by IMAGE
25th Jan 2023
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It's serious stuff, this happiness lark. It requires strength and bravery. So remind yourself that happiness isn't something that happens to you, it's something you initiate, writes Emer O'Reilly-Hyland 

I was reading an article about Oprah’s book, The Path Made Clear, in which she argues that having purpose is the key to happiness. Nothing to argue with there, I thought, from the Queen of Self-Help. My eye moved to the sidebar – Oprah’s celebrity pals were giving their purpose in life with a lot of wordy self-help speak: “honouring your own life” (Elizabeth Gilbert), and a particularly rambling, “if you’re full of love, if...

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