Monday, February 13, 2012

Go with the Flow and be Happy

I saw a private screening of the film, "Happy" (2012) and in it a pyschologist by the name of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi talked about the concept of "Flow".

There is a video on YouTube in which the psychologist describes the concept.

Click on the arrow above, or go to this YouTube link at:

A great description of FLOW is described 1:26-3:32.  Flow is "being completely carried away almost like being in a river and the flow of the river takes them on".  Flow happens in Arts, Sports, Music and every time a person is really involved in what they are doing.  They have very focused, and very clear goals.

I know I feel "flow" when I am writing.  It's a creative outlet for me.

When do you feel flow?

Special thanks to Lululemon and Peg City Yoga in Winnipeg for putting on such a great show.  It was fun to be in a room full of happy people, lying on blankets and pillows, eating popcorn and all kinds of candy. Couldn't help but be happy!

The Happy Movie is available online or at Lululemon stores (for about $28).  See the trailer here.

Have a happy day!

Angela Gentile

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