—R. Murali Krishna, Vibrant: To Heal and Be Whole (2012)
Happy people like themselves.
They feel they have something to offer and
they like to know they are contributing.
Being a productive citizen of the world gives
us a sense of accomplishment.
Dr. Krishna is president and chief operating officer of INTEGRIS
Mental Health, that provides adult and child/adolescent
mental health services in inpatient, residential, outpatient &
clinical settings; an employee assistance program; and crisis
He is also co-founder and president of the
James L. Hall, Jr. Center for Mind, Body and
Spirit, an educational organization devoted
to improving health through raising
awareness of the healing power of the
connection between mind, body, and spirit.
In DR. R. Murali Krishna's new book,
"VIBRANT: To Heal and Be Whole From
India to Oklahoma City," he shows us
how to take ownership of our own
One of the most common themes associated with
happiness is money. But money is vitally important to
happiness only when it is being spent on the most basic life
necessities: food, shelter and health care. Once these basic
needs are met, money loses much of its power. Happiness
is not necessarily having what you want; happiness is
wanting what you have.
Here are some keys to happiness
Happiness is only 50% determined by our genes
and 10% by what happens to us.
A whopping 40% of happiness is determined by our
volition and activities! Something we have control over!.
Optimism is a characteristic of happy people.
They look for positives in people, places and things.
Happy people are close to others.
The most important aspect is to have a close, trusting
relationship with others.
Spirituality is one of the keys to being happy.
We need to believe in the intangibles that add meaning
and value to our lives.
Happy people tend to have balance in their lives.
Work, play and spirituality are all components we need in
our lives to be happy.
Creativity can play an important role in our
It is within us all to be happy.
Being happy is a fundamental right of all humans.
Not only is it a right, it is essential to our overall health and
The relationship between mind, body and spirit is central
to our health.
Author of VIBRANT: To Heal and Be Whole - From India to
Oklahoma City, Dr. Krishna reveals the secrets to living a
vibrant life while overcoming:
• Sleep dysfunction
• Emotional dysfunction
• Substance abuse
• Unresolved issues
• Relationship stress
• Mental illness
R. Murali Krishna, MD, DLFAPA
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Univ. of OK Health Sciences Center
Co-Founder & President, James L. Hall, Jr Center for Mind, Body and Spirit
President, Oklahoma State Board of Health
Founding President, Health Alliance for the Uninsured
President & COO, INTEGRIS Mental Health