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Life Satisfaction

Study: Older Adults Decide It's Never Too Late to Switch Spiritual Homes

David Briggs | Posted 08.13.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Research in the emerging field of religion and aging suggests significant relations between an active religious life and positive health outcomes, from lower rates of depression to reduced death anxiety. The upshot for congregations: Do not take older worshippers for granted.

How to Live 2 Years Longer Without Changing Your Diet or Exercise Regimen

Amy Morin | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

A new study published in The Lancet reports that having a sense of meaning and purpose may increase your lifespan.

This Is The Age At Which Science Says You'll Know True Happiness

Your Tango | Nicole Weaver | Posted 04.09.2015 | Fifty

Can you guess? When you ask people when they were the happiest, chances are they get nostalgic and reflect back to their childhood. After all, that's...

Why Happiness Is the Wrong Pursuit

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 02.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

In the end, the way to lead a joyful life is not to pursue happiness for ourselves, but to pursue it for others. The good life is not about getting what we want. It's about having what it takes to give to others.

Gratitude in Satisfaction

Stephanie Harper | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harper

I'm not saying that trying to "do you" isn't an incredibly rewarding and positive process. What I'm saying is that we... I... all of us can't really grasp the innate beauty of life if we are unable to find ourselves satisfied with the one we're currently living.

Burning the Candle at Both Ends? Take Time to Recharge This Fall

Mary Pritchard | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

My blood work showed that my cortisol level was too low. That only happens for one of two reasons: 1) You are the most relaxed person on earth -- clearly not me. 2) You've burned the candle at both ends for so long that you blew through your stress hormones -- bingo!

Survey Reveals Big Happiness Gap Between Liberals, Conservatives

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.11.2014 | Science

Are your political beliefs making you miserable? And when it comes to being happy, who has it better--conservatives or liberals? It's complicated, ...

How To Create The Exact Life You Want

Forbes | Alyson Krueger | Posted 06.16.2014 | World

As a 20-something I spend time imaging the life I want. One day I’ll be able to afford a spacious loft in the city with outdoor space and huge windo...

How Rethinking Happiness Can Help Cure The 'Stress Pandemic'

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Generations after generations have been raised to believe that academic achievement and career success will bring them the happiness they seek in life...

Giving the Children What They Want

Bernadette Noll | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

The other day, I took my high schooler out for breakfast after all the others were tucked into their respective classrooms. As we sat at the table, I took out a notepad and asked if she was up for a little game called "What I really want is..."

What Your Emotional Health Has in Common With Cinderella

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

You can prioritize your emotional health as much as you do your physical and dental health. You can monitor your mood and self-esteem and take actions to boost them when they are low. And by doing these things, you can significantly boost your emotional wellness, your happiness and your overall life satisfaction.

Living With Purpose: The Key Ingredient to Meaningful Work

Marion Chamberlain | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Marion Chamberlain

With autumn in the midst of causing the beautiful trees to shed its leaves, the temperature dropping and darkness settling in earlier at night, I find that people tend to go more inward and reflect upon where they are in life.

The True Cost Of A Financial Crisis

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

* Study sees falling life satisfaction in crisis-hit countries * Trust in government also in decline in wake of crisis ...

5 Surprising Habits Of Happy People

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Acquiring new habits isn't easy. But isn't it time we gave our emotional health the same tender loving care we typically afford our physical bodies?

5 Rules For A Happier Life

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living

What if there was a study dedicated to unearthing the secrets to a happy and purposeful life? It would have to be conducted over the course of many de...

We're Most Satisfied With Life At These Two Ages

Posted 07.25.2013 | Healthy Living

Our happiness in life goes in waves throughout the years, peaking when we're age 23, dipping down in the mid-50s, and peaking again when we're 69, acc...

Dr. Bob Deutsch: Unplug Your Auto-Pilot to Reduce Your Job Dissatisfaction

Bob Deutsch | Posted 08.27.2013 | Women
Bob Deutsch

In a flash, days turn into years, and years into half an expected life span. Too easily, we become separated from our own true nature. Overly-vigilant and responsive to the rapidity of external demands coming at us 24/7, we lose track of who we are internally. Our lives shrink.

Does Early Retirement Lead To Early Death?

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2013 | Fifty
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Many times throughout the years, I have observed anecdotally that people have a higher risk of mortality shortly after retirement. And there's even some empirical evidence of this.

The International Pessimist Club Has Surprisingly Few Members

Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D. | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D.

Most people on the planet see the glass as half full, rather than half empty. That's according to a new analysis that my colleagues, Matt Gallagher an...

How Are Boomers Doing As Parents?

Jane Adams Ph.D. | Posted 07.26.2013 | Fifty
Jane Adams Ph.D.

'What have you been doing since graduation?' It's the kind of question you hear from former classmates who still look vaguely familiar, even if you haven't seen them in decades and have no idea who they are.

Do Sunny Days Make You Feel Good About Life?

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

There are a few studies out there that also examine the relationship between weather and measures of well-being, including mood and overall life satisfaction.

What Should You Look For In Your Perfect Match?

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Do opposites attract, as Paula Abdul once assured us in a pop song, or do you need to be similar on 19 dimensions of personality -- as eHarmony suggests -- to find the perfect match?

The Soul's Calling for a Place of Peace

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 12.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

Peace is not a new pursuit. Whether it's personal peace of mind or a more global peace between nations, we are a species with a long history of wishing for it.

Satisfaction Guaranteed: The 4 Best Ways to Find -- and Keep -- Happiness

Gaia | Posted 10.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Gaia

Happiness, or the lack thereof, lies at the root of what makes life meaningful. But figuring out what exactly constitutes happiness, especially in a culture like the Unites States that tends to conflate money with meaning, proves to be elusive.

Permission to Dream About Your Job

Laurie Gerber | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

The average American lifetime includes 90,000+ hours of work time. If you are not using those hours to live out a dream, you might be feeling a little disappointed, numb or fearful right now. I understand.