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#Contentment

Discontented Chaos: The Search For Belonging

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 07.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

The greatest of human contentment is found not in the world around us but within ourselves - in a deep self-peace that is reflected within the beauty of truly knowing that we are enough just as we are. Knowing that we truly belong. Knowing that it is the very uniqueness of our journey that gives meaning to every breath we are given.

Create Your Own Story

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 07.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Samie Al-Achrafi

We are all living a personal story. If you don't love your story, it's likely that the next chapter will repeat more of the same. The story you can l...

How To Survive: Living A Lifestyle Of Contentment

Honey Good | Posted 07.07.2016 | Fifty
Honey Good

By: Susan "Honey" Good "If you have a garden and a library you have everything you need" ~Cicero Yesterday, my ultimate concierge, who is a city boy...

6 Strategies To Finding Contentment In The Present

Melissa Wilder Joyce | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Wilder Joyce

There are times in all of our lives when we undoubtedly expend our energy and light towards hoping or wishing for something else, something different than what we currently already have in our possession.

Choose Happiness

Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd | Posted 06.13.2016 | Women
Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd

For years I have been dependent on other people or things to make me happy. I have waited in the wings for flowers, words of affirmation, the next shopping spree. I wanted the fairytale, but I expected someone else to create it for me.

Peeking Over the Fence

Leona deVinne | Posted 04.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Leona deVinne

Your 'grass' is yours and yours alone and it as unique as you are. Lean into that lushness.

5 Essentials to Achieving Something More Than Happiness

Tor Constantino | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Tor Constantino

But contentment does require intentional choice and directed effort. Here are five steps that anyone can take toward that goal.

My Goal for 2016: Celebrate Enoughness

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Dean Dauphinais

We're into the first week of 2016, and my youngest son just turned 20. How can that even be possible? Damn. The older I get the faster time seems to g...

Cultivating Contentment in the New Year

Paula Vital | Posted 12.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paula Vital

"We don't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." ...

Do You Have Enough?

Kali Hawlk | Posted 11.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kali Hawlk

If you find yourself wishing to feel that you have enough of whatever it is you think is lacking in your life, I have bad news for you. There is no such thing as enough.

Contentment Is Your Choice

Doyeon Park | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Doyeon Park

I do not consider myself a type of person who is always looking for more to do, more to possess, more to achieve and more to desire; not believing tha...

Redefining Success in 7 Simple Steps

Reina Pomeroy | Posted 07.02.2016 | Women
Reina Pomeroy

It's my experience and the collective experience of many of my clients that money is not the only indicator of success. There are infinite measurements of success: impact one makes in the world, the amount of quality time one is able to spend with her loved ones, and overall contentment.

Stop Trying So Hard To Be Happy

The Washington Post | Sidney Bloch | Posted 07.01.2015 | World

I want to share a personal view of what it is to be happy and how it differs from feeling content. Let me begin with a clinical story. They met at ...

Ramadan Reflection Day 3: On Surat al'Adiyat -- Qu'ranic Advice on Gaining Contentment Through Gratitude

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 06.20.2016 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

I had read this verse over and over throughout my life, but when I read it that day, it felt like I was reading it for the first time. I didn't know how to be appreciative, and the impact it was having on me was quite severe.

How to Accept and Release Your Failures and Successes

Rachael Yahne | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

There are good days and bad days. Big days and little days. And it's not always easy to "stay the course" as my father always said.

Why Do We Still Get Confused Between Fake and Real?

Abi Fedorovsky | Posted 06.11.2016 | College
Abi Fedorovsky

I can probably say that I speak for many my age when I say that I am friends with people with whom I have absolutely zero interaction, apart from online.

Why I'm Not Rushing to Have a Baby (Even Though I Really Want One)

Kira Wyatt | Posted 05.22.2016 | Women
Kira Wyatt

My life is far from perfect and I haven't yet accomplished all that I hope to. Even so, I'm starting to realize that I don't have to be miserable about that... even when life challenges me in unimaginable ways.

You Won't Find Happiness at the Finish Line

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Of course, love isn't the only way to find this feeling we all seek. Happiness can come, for example, from expressing your passions or giving to others. But the first step in this journey is realizing that you won't find what you're looking for at the finish line.

5 Empowering New Ways to See Your Unique Beauty

Rachael Yahne | Posted 05.11.2016 | Style
Rachael Yahne

I'm a cancer survivor, and during chemotherapy, I lost every strand of hair on my head. When chemo starts, it's not as if every hair on your head falls out simultaneously.

I Am Not Blonde, Bendy and Tiny (And That Is OK)

Paula Vital | Posted 06.17.2015 | Women
Paula Vital

Feeling that I am good as I am. With my body, my practice, my life. I breathe in deep love for myself, and I release years and years of wanting to be different. I am enough.

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...

Top 10 Things Never to Say

Noelle Newby | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Noelle Newby

OK, I lied. This is not one of those helpful lists of what not to say to stay-at-home-working-nursing-formula-feeding-single-married-moms, blondes, br...

Things Aren't Always Glittery

Emily Ballard | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Emily Ballard

It's that I need to do all of these things and -- because they're the things I need to do -- I keep waiting for one of them to fill me up all the way. Sometimes some of them fill me up a little bit and then I find myself depleted by something else.

Privilege, Price, Illusion and Choice

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.04.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I am, and have always been, privileged. And yet I manage in certain moments to be other than happy.

What Will Ever Be Enough?

Jon Horford | Posted 03.09.2015 | College
Jon Horford

You find yourself making comparisons between your life and the life of someone you assume has it all figured out, and all of your accomplishments are never enough to satisfy you.