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Finding Happiness

How to Appreciate Everyday Moments by Creating a Personal Ritual

Sharon Glassman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sharon Glassman

Lisa Hunter creates custom ceremonies in Boulder, Colorado. Her goal: help folks acknowledge life's Big Milestones - weddings, baby namings, housew...

7 Steps To Start Tapping Into Your True Happiness

Rosa Medina-Fassett | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Rosa Medina-Fassett

True happiness exists within and does not waver, regardless of the circumstances you find yourself in. It does not come from a promotion or a vacation, it comes from being healed and moving forward as life does.

Enough Is Enough (And a Mindfulness Approach With 5 Self-Mantras)

Sarina Tomel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Focusing on what's not happening or what's wrong is a sure way to keep manifesting the same. And indeed it will only bring you more of what you don't ...

Are We Finding Happiness In What We Have?

Psychology Today | Robert Puff, Ph.D. | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

Our minds create many thoughts that can lead to our being unhappy. But, the key phrase here is, “our minds create.” The thoughts and beliefs tha...

Forgiving Myself

Sarina Tomel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Forgiving yourself is another way of giving yourself permission to get out of your own way. To see the truth for what it is, rather than hide behind it. If we take self-forgiveness moments, it changes our perspective, and therefore our approach to life. Our mood lifts, and we return to feeling happy and having that inner calm again.

The Quest for Joy: It Isn't As Elusive As You Think

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ritu_Sharma

Whether you're someone transitioning into a new phase of your life or someone just starting out on the career path after graduation day, "What would bring me joy?" is a question worth asking. And if down the road that joy starts to wane, be ready to ask again.

Hacking the Mind Through Meditation

Craig Hunter | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Craig Hunter

One way to promote healthy change is by engaging in regular brain-healthy habits. Using meditative processes to correct negative beliefs, bringing a sense of presence to your body and mind, and practicing mindfulness are all great examples of brain-healthy exercise.

Why Being Happy Is Harder Than You Think

Sarah Convissar | Posted 07.15.2014 | Teen
Sarah Convissar

When asked where I see myself in ten years, I will say point blankly I don't know; but, what I do know is that I want to be happy. I think a lot of young adults would say this. However, sometimes achieving happiness is harder than you may think.

It's Your Life You Get to Choose: 7 Tools to Help You Get What You Want

Marilyn Tam | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

Waiting for something or someone to give you what you want in your life is abdication of your free will and choice. Yet we've all had occasions when w...

Secrets About Life on Earth

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

I was waiting to hear where I was going next. When the being in charge of revealing my destination said "EARTH," the other beings all around me oohed and ahhed at my good fortune. I recall feeling a deep sense of elation.

Wishing for You, Wishing for Me

Heather Travis | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Heather Travis

I wished to see my husband become the amazing father I know he would be. I wished to watch him with you, to see him reflected in you. I wished to see you grow, to see you become you. I wished for all the good, the bad and the ugly that comes with becoming a parent.

We Need To Think About Happiness Differently -- Here's How To Do It

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Rudell Beach

Though we're obsessed with pursuing happiness, many experts would tell us that our very pursuit is what sabotages our efforts to find it.

The Happiness Manifesto: Simple Steps to a Fulfilling Life

MeiMei Fox | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

When you put love first, when you make it your priority and purpose, your mission on this planet, you naturally find yourself exploding with compassion, generosity, joy, and forgiveness. And the more you offer these gifts to others, the more you will find them coming back to you.

The Happiness Advice I'd Give To My Younger Self

Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Do It Anyway!!

Tony A. Gaskins Jr. | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony A. Gaskins Jr.

It doesn't matter how long the road may seem. It doesn't matter how lonely the road may seem. If you have the ability to do it, then do it! Doing what comes natural eliminates the possibility of failure.

How to Conquer Disappointment and Show It Who's Boss!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

You can turn disappointment into a positive, life-changing experience with the potential to catapult you into a place in life you never even imagined.

7 Unexpected Things That Can Make You Happy

Hervé Larren | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Hervé Larren

"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" are so fundamental to our well-being that our forefathers included these values in the Declaration of Independence. So, shouldn't it be obvious how to achieve that third value, happiness? Not in my experience.

Staying Positive With Dementia: 'There's Still A Lot Of Good Life Out There'

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.10.2014 | Fifty

Ron Grant is adamant that his dementia won't define his life. “There’s still a lot of good life out there,” said Grant, who was diagnosed wit...

One Life Has 30,000 Days, So Enjoy The Greater Moments

HuffPost Live | Alison Zaslav | Posted 04.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

You don't have to be an extreme adventurer to live life to the fullest. That's the message world renowned explorer Mike Horn shared with HuffPost ...

The Key to Being Happy, No Matter What Happens

Ray Dodd | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Ray Dodd

The key to being happy is realizing that you decide what everything means kindling emotions that are in line with the story you have been telling yourself. With that awareness you have a choice -- the choice to be happy, no matter what.

27 Things You Need To Know About Happiness

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.20.2014 | Healthy Living

We all have different ideas of how to achieve total bliss. For some it's in the company of loved ones, for others it's following their passions -- but...

How I Journaled My Way Out of My Job

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 05.17.2014 | Business
M. Shannon Hernandez

Hurricane Sandy Gave Me A Gift When Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast in October of 2012, I was granted a gift -- the gift of a bonus week off of wor...

Is Rhett Butler Now in 'Right Work'?

Leni Miller | Posted 05.04.2014 | Impact
Leni Miller

Right Work At Any Age: "Youth is not always... wasted on the young!" Who doesn't remember the steamy scene in the 1939 film rendition of Margaret Mit...

Why We Have the Time to Actually Live Our Lives

Madeline Wahl | Posted 04.30.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

I emerged from the subway to a crisp Sunday afternoon with clear skies and snowflakes on the sidewalk and as I was thinking about what chores I had to do that evening I heard a woman say, "Excuse me, do you have the time?"

Want to Succeed, Optimize, Actualize? Love More, Love Deeper

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

We all know that love is important, yet we often don't spend time thinking about why we should and how we can bring more love into our lives. In fact, it is love -- and all of its inherent qualities -- that can help us lead even more extraordinary, meaningful, and successful lives.