“Life’s too short” is repeated often enough to be a cliche, but this time it’s true. You don’t have enough time to be both unhappy and mediocre. It’s not just pointless, it’s painful. Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.”
― Seth Godin,
Where you live has a bigger impact on happiness and health than you might imagine — an interesting article by Jenny Rough for the Washington Post.
Ms. Rough discusses the concepts of GEOmedicine (where you live influences your health), friendships (the importance of friends to our health) and moving (the negative impact moving has on our health because it’s a disruption of patterns).
Remember your childhood phone number? Remember special smells from your childhood? Readers of the New York Times recently shared smells that transported them back to their childhoods — “to muffins baking in the oven, to their own parents’ cigarette smoke, to freshly cut grass, to the aroma of the big city”. Cinnamon Toast, Fresh Cut Grass and Other Smells From Your Childhood