What’s the key to happiness?

THE RESULTS ARE IN! The key to happiness is kindness. https://www.facebook.com/slay/videos/295465257899712/   A recent study published in April of this year has shown that doing acts of random of kindness (or ARKs, if you forgive me quoting from the movie Evan Almighty) has amazing results on personal, subjective feelings of happiness. And it didn't seem [...]

It’s time to celebrate!

Today LinkedIn has told the world (okay, maybe just my connections) that four years ago on this date, Plateful of Soul was born. It's hard to believe. Thank goodness for the Internet. If it wasn't for Facebook reminding me of people's birthdays, I would probably never remember their special days on time. If it wasn't [...]

The paradox of positive thinking

It's everywhere, isn't it? The power of positive thinking. It will solve all of our problems, it seems to say. We are told to, "Look on the bright side," "Think positively," "Cultivate gratitude,"... While these can be helpful to help us correct gross imbalances of negativity, it isn't actually the whole answer to a life [...]

Fork Or Fiction: The fault in pairing your plate with technology

I was eating breakfast and settling down for a little light reading this past month when I came across this article in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics that grabbed my attention. I actually had to do a double take at the headline. It read: Evaluation of a Smart Fork to Decelerate Eating [...]

Proactively creating a happy 2017

Well, I went ahead and did it: I made a "Goodie Jar" for 2017. You see all these great ideas floating around the internet around the New Year in order to inspire gratitude and positivity for the next 12 months. Most reshare these ideas on Facebook and they recirculate a few times around your social [...]