How To Find Happiness At The Workplace

Last week I referred to the depressed at the workplace in my article, NSSF SUICIDE: What is your purpose in life?

A blogger sent me an email thanking me for the motivation to have a purposeful life.

In my response, I challenged him on why he allowed himself to be unhappy at the workplace to a point of near suicide yet he could do something about his depression. I then shared with him my story that I now share with you.

Our workplace is where we spend our most productive hours in a day. If we are depressed at the workplace, it will affect the quality of our lives.

A few years ago, I was a teacher in one of the Schools in Kampala. I was working so hard to get a promotion but the working condition was so hostile.

I got so frustrated and disgusted with my job. However, I noticed most of the teachers were happy with their jobs and never complained other than a few of my friends.

I then sought the advice of one of the oldest teachers. Mr Musisi (not real name) had been in the profession for more than 30 yrs and was not about to quit. He told me, “The science of being happy at the workplace are in five tasks; I will give you a task each day”. Read More


Talinism and Aliker’s Gold for the Day: Teach Your Children Well

December 1, 2011

Dr. Amos is one of my most favourite bloggers.In this article, Dr. Amos refers to my blog in his blog post in no better way I could have shared with you.Please enjoy his writing. Dr. Amos blogs on Mental Health, Psychiatry.

Talinism and Aliker’s Gold for the Day: Teach Your Children Well

Talinism and Aliker’s Gold for the day: “Teach your children the good qualities, teach your children to do good, teach your children to respect others.” Get the skinny straight from Talin Orfali at

Aliker’s Gold: “Just like in a kraal, the bull that is better fed wins its fights. In the mind are two bulls (thoughts), negative thoughts and positive thoughts. If you feed your mind with positive ideas, you reap joy and happiness and vice versa. In Africa, names have meaning. Those who name their children Komakech (I am unlucky), fortune elude them. Speak positively to yourself and to others and you will find joy. I learnt to tell myself how much I am loved and found happiness in this magic and I passed it on to my family.” Now visit the gold mine at

By the end of the month, I’ll have completed a year of blogging on PostADay 2011 at WordPress. I’ve talked too much, learned a lot, made good friends, and learned to shut up. And it cost me nearly nothing. The best gift to get is the one to give–kindness. Pass it on.

Aliker David Brown, Humanism in Medicine, postaday2011, Talin Orfali, Talinism

About Jim Amos
Dr. James J. Amos is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the UI Carver College of Medicine at The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Amos received a B. S. degree in Distributed Studies (Zoology, Chemistry, and Microbiology) in 1985 from Iowa State University and an M.D. from The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa in 1992. He completed his psychiatry residency, including a year as Chief Resident, in 1996 at the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Iowa. He has co-edited a practical book about consultation psychiatry with Dr. Robert G. Robinson entitled Psychosomatic Medicine: An Introduction to Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. As a clinician educator, among Dr. Amos’s most treasured achievements is the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.
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