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Finding Happiness

Lost and Found: How Starting a Passion Project Changed My Life

Sara Radin | Posted 10.05.2015 | Women
Sara Radin

Three years out of college, working in the corporate fashion industry and living in New York City, I was frustrated and lost. I had great opportunities and creative freedom in my job, but I wasn't accomplishing everything I hoped. I wanted more for myself.

The Step-By-Step Guide for Turning Your Mundane Life Into One Full of Happy Moments

Kat Bern | Posted 09.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Kat Bern

Here are my tips on what YOU could do to create your happy moments... (And I promise, there is no need to go to the other end of the world for that, you can as easily re-create the same experience at home.)

Why I Don't Want My Children to Chase "Success"

Smita Malhotra, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Smita Malhotra, M.D.

I was 12 years old when I made my first vision board. Our assignment was to create a representation of what we hoped our life would look like in the future. Like most children, I scoured magazines and newspapers for magnificent houses, fancy cars and pictures of exotic lands that I would travel to.

Why Happy Is the New Skinny (And That's a Good Thing!)

Amanda Yuill | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Amanda Yuill

Whatever your current level of happiness, the key thing to take away is that, just like your physical fitness, it is completely within your control to improve. And so I guess that happy being the new skinny may not be such a bad thing after all.

Finding a Purpose

Lisa Messenger | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Messenger

Here are a few tools that might help you along the way in uncovering your own true calling in business or life, or perhaps in both...

Do I Matter?

Mary Holloway | Posted 07.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Holloway

View image | Do I Matter? It's something I think about all the time. I know I matter to those that love me, but in the overall big...

Invoking Camus to Live

Michael Shammas | Posted 07.15.2015 | Books
Michael Shammas

In just two words of five syllables, medieval man brewed a bitter antidote to all from melancholy and regret to hubris and ostentation: memento mori.

Stop Living in Someone Else's Narrative and Start Creating Your Own

Kali Hawlk | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Kali Hawlk

There are no generally right answers out there for us all to accept as the one way of creating ourselves and what we experience. There's only the realization that there's a right answer for you as an individual and you have the ability to find it better than anyone else -- because it's always located somewhere between your gut and your soul.

15 Simple Ways to Live a Happy Life

Tom Casano | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Casano

A big house or a new car won't actually make you happier; it's the simple joys in life that bring true happiness. Read on to learn 15 simple ways that you can start living a happier life today.

"7 life lessons from my little brother's death"

Tanya Hayre | Posted 07.08.2015 | Women
Tanya Hayre

The most profound lesson I have learned is that grief is the price of love; real, raw love from every ounce of your being. Sometimes I am overwhelmed with peace of mind and gratitude. Other times, my feelings get the best of me, and I crumble. It changes day to day.

Why You Should Focus on Happiness, Not Productivity

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

For the first 20 years of our lives, we were taught and trained productivity. If we could finish the work we're supposed to finish, then we could play. If we are productive, then we're more likely to do well at school and get applauded.

Two Pieces of Advice if You Are in Search of Your Calling

Carol Brailey | Posted 07.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Carol Brailey

In recent days I have encountered several people who declare their current job is not providing them with the feeling of fulfillment, yet when asked, ...

10 Ways To Stay Mentally Healthy And Happy In Your 50s

High50 | Posted 06.28.2015 | Fifty

We all know about looking after our physical health by eating well, being active and getting enough exercise. But when it comes to mental health we're less likely to think about the positive choices we can make when we're healthy in order to stay healthy. Yet mental wellbeing is just as important

Alone Doesn't Mean Lonely

Jessica Denis | Posted 06.25.2015 | Women
Jessica Denis

There is a difference. I live my life for the most part, alone. I go to movies, and dinner, car shows and sporting events and everything else I do for enjoyment. I do not have a partner or someone I share my life with.

When You Say, 'I Hate (Fill in the Blank),' You Declare What You Are

Greg Frucci | Posted 06.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Frucci

Admit it to yourself... you've done it in the past and maybe you're doing now to me. "I hate so and so because they blah, blah, blahed to me!" I...

The Art of Being Alive Series: Interview With the Founder of 'The Happiness Planner"

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 08.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Adedayo Fashanu

"The Happiness Planner is a stationery line designed to help people welcome more happiness, positivity, and joy into their lives by applying the p...

The Path of Now (and Now and Now and Now)

Bernadette Noll | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Bernadette Noll

I've been immersed in teen world as of late - mostly delightfully so. Because I have a junior, of course the subject of WHAT'S NEXT has been our main topic of discussion.

Shining a Light On Your Fears

Amanda Gore | Posted 06.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amanda Gore

I believe that many of us spend our lives running wildly through an endless pitch black corridor desperately searching for a light switch. The dark ...

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 06.27.2015 | 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 06.24.2015 | 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 06.23.2015 | 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 06.21.2015 | 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 06.14.2015 | 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.