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Finding Happiness

What My Dog Taught Me About Irrational Fear, Taking Risks and Finding Joy

Lee Gaitan | Posted 05.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lee Gaitan

I was frustrated with Jif, but the parallels to my own life were too stark to ignore. How many times had I allowed my irrational fears or limited vision to keep me from a new and wonderful experience?

6 Ways To Overcome A Life Challenge

Mary Holloway | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Holloway

Whether you're still in the midst of the storm or idling in the aftermath, the truth is that you have to reach down and make the decision that although you may have had no control over what happened to you, you do have control over how you respond and move forward. These six tips will help start you on that journey...

How Unexpected Reminders Can Change Your Life

Nancy Lang | Posted 04.30.2015 | Divorce
Nancy Lang

Reality bites sometimes, yes. It can derail our dreams and aspirations, but whatever it is that drives us will not and cannot be ignored. We cannot lose faith that it is possible to get back on track with love and with life.

10 Things You Need to Let Go of to Find Peace

Dina Strada | Posted 04.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dina Strada

I'm surrounded by 20-somethings in my everyday life. I look at their energy, enthusiasm, and youth... overhear them talk about their hopes and dreams ...

5 Questions to Help You Discover Your Purpose

Melissa J. Nixon | Posted 04.23.2015 | Women
Melissa J. Nixon

Before you heart constricts at the thought of figuring out what it is you want to do for the rest of your "life," let's first start by focusing on this moment, right here and right now!

5 Lessons From My 40th Birthday in Paris

Michele Corvi | Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel
Michele Corvi

First, let me say, I loved everything there was to love about this romantic city. The people, the energy, the architecture, the fashion, the coffee and croissants, the feel of the air, the sounds in the streets.

7 Pieces of Advice I'd Like to Give to My Younger Self

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

Looking back to my younger years, I am sometimes amazed at how life has turned. Nothing is exactly what I had originally planned for. The only thing that stays the same is who I am, my values, and my interests.

Making It to the Other Side of Divorce

Jennifer Iacovelli | Posted 04.07.2015 | Divorce
Jennifer Iacovelli

Divorce is not a fun process. And anyone who says his divorce is amicable is lying. There is far too much emotion involved in a divorce for it to be easy. I made it to the other side. On the other side, I felt a happiness I hadn't felt before.

How to Turn Your Struggle Into Your Gift

Erin DiAngelis | Posted 04.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin DiAngelis

I now know that we all have the capacity to turn our shadows and struggles into our greatest light. In fact, I believe that's what we're meant to do. It's my hope that we can ALL turn our struggles into our gift back to the world, because if each of us did that.

How I Found Gratitude In Unexpected Places

Hailey Bartholomew | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Hailey Bartholomew

I found that when life didn't go quite right and I just couldn't fix things that if I leaned into gratitude I could find something beautiful even in the mess, the pain and the awkwardness.

Four Habits of People Who Are Truly Happy

Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living

In this busy, self-involved world, a simple “thank you” has the ability to stop us dead in our tracks. Whether we’ve helped a co-worker with a p...

This Is How To Roast Your Own Coffee At Home

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 05.19.2015 | Fifty
Carolyn Bucior

This year, my husband and I slashed our annual coffee budget from a shocking $1,350 (we purchased whole beans from local roasters) to about $320. (I'll save you the math: That's $10,300 of savings over the next decade.)

Guilty of Self-Sabotage? Find Your 'Happy' Again By Ditching the Drama and Spreading the Love

Cy Wakeman | Posted 05.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Cy Wakeman

We all have extenuating circumstances when it comes to work, life and family. While these situations may not be changeable, our reaction to them is. Redirect your energy to innovate and help rather than wasting it on drama. Be a lover of reality and inner peace, success and happiness will follow.

8 Habits Of Incredibly Happy Women

Galit Breen | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Galit Breen

The happiest women I know realize that there are habits they're in control of that lead to joy. Here are eight of them.

Why Love's Not a Three Way Street

Caitlynne Leary | Posted 05.10.2015 | College
Caitlynne Leary

After my soul searching, I was blessed to meet a pretty great guy. However, at the same time, I am still soul-searching, and it's crucial to note that we are consistently changing as human beings.

7 Ways To Boost Your Happiness In Under A Minute

Margaret Manning | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Happiness and positivity are essential to every aspect of getting the most from life. When we feel happy, we are more likely to engage with the world -- and the more we do, the happier we become. Unfortunately, many of the things that can make us happier require a long-term commitment.

A Simple Exercise That Can Help You Be Happier In 4 Days

OWN | Posted 03.03.2015 | OWN

If you were to ask a random group of people about their goals in life, many -- if not all -- would likely rank "find happiness" among their top ambiti...

How to Rescue Yourself From the Ice Cold Claws of Perfectionism

Esther de Charon de Saint Germain | Posted 02.25.2015 | Arts
Esther de Charon de Saint Germain

In the late spring of 1987, I stood in the art book section of a large bookstore in Arnhem, the Netherlands. I was 23 years old, my hair was dyed...

Here's Proof You Don't Need A 6-Figure Salary To Be Happy

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Money won't necessarily make you happier -- but a new study suggests your chosen profession might. Using data collected for the Cabinet Office's 20...

The Art of Being Alive Series: Letter to My Old Apologetic Self

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Adedayo Fashanu

Dear Self, You are one plus year now: A beautiful vibrant woman who has evolved and is emerging in the world as a soul, a body, a feminine to be reck...

When Life Changes, Create a Fun Calendar

Mike Bushman | Posted 04.14.2015 | Fifty
Mike Bushman

A sense of mortality, long fought to a mental corner, moved to the center of Mike's thoughts. It would hurt, he knew, if he didn't do something about it. So he did. Mike created the Fun Calendar.

What Makes Your Heart Happy?

Jaclyn Mullen | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Jaclyn Mullen

We've all heard the term, "When your heart leads you in a different direction." But for most, the term isn't literal...unless you are Heidi Burns. From the moment she made her debut in this world, Heidi, the Founder of Project Happy Hearts, had to listen to her heart.

Here's How To Tell If You're Really A Happy Person

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

In reality, no one can be happy 24/7. The key is to not let circumstances and other people get you down for more than a moment. It's fine to have an unhappy moment, but don't let that lead into unhappy weeks or months. Take time to count your blessings.

Former Charles Schwab CEO David Pottruck's Breakthrough Change Into Right Work

Leni Miller | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Leni Miller

He practiced brutal self-reflection and took responsibility for his mistakes. He learned from his experience and grew beyond his pain. Now he is rapidly becoming a significant thought leader and expert in the area of change itself. Today, Dave is contributing to business and life at a level far bigger than that of being CEO of one company.

Why Your Happiness Has Little to Do With Positive Thinking

Natasha Che | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Natasha Che

That's why believing in "change your thoughts, change your life" is just like believing that you can put out a fire by dispelling the smoke. Not that it will never work. It's just a lot of work for not a lot of results.