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Finding Happiness

Chasing Perfection

The QUESTion Project | Posted 06.27.2016 | Education
The QUESTion Project

Ever since I can remember, I have strived to be the perfect man. A destructive penchant, it has often made me feel simply unworthy and left me unfulfilled, as I felt ingenuine and hollow. Oddly, only recently have I given the concept of perfection its deserved reflection.

How To Find Your New Normal After Divorce

Melissa L. Smith | Posted 06.30.2016 | Divorce
Melissa L. Smith

If you are going through divorce, you've got enough on your plate. Use this plan to step into it with the support you need, and out of it standing on your own two feet in your personally- and intentionally-created new normal.

The Age of Honesty

Sophia Husbands | Posted 06.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Sophia Husbands

Going back to the previous point on fear of failure. You can get inspired sometimes by others who have gone on similar paths. These days you can reach out to people even on the Internet. You may find it surprising but some people get a buzz out of helping or inspiring others.

Finding Selflessness

The QUESTion Project | Posted 06.02.2016 | Education
The QUESTion Project

By Courtney Ross Student, Florida State University This was the moment I had been waiting for all night. It was three in the morning and I was finall...

Purpose in the One Place We Sometimes Forget to Look

Amy Crumpton | Posted 06.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

I know as grown-ups we have weary miles on us, many responsibilities too. But maybe like fog, these things aren't the composite of us. But simply covering what has undeniably been there all along.

What I Learned During My Post-College Gap Year

Elizabeth C. Fericy | Posted 05.24.2016 | College
Elizabeth C. Fericy

The biggest unexpected benefit from my gap year is that it gave me the time to figure out what I did not want my career to be. During college, I had my whole life planed out. My gap year helped me understand that my ultimate fulfilling career will probably not be so black and white.

5 Reasons Why You're Unhappy -- and How You Can Start Being Happy Today

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

So allow yourself to really truly feel -- both the good and the bad, because it is all a part of you, and by loving and accepting it, you can start to tap into your own true authentic happiness.

Are You On the Right Path? Just Ask the Universe!

Dan Mason | Posted 05.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dan Mason

The Universe is always listening. You will get your answer. And oftentimes, the non-answers can be the most powerful.

Surprised By Joy

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sherman Yellen

Weekends demand that we enjoy ourselves by some special activity. Forget that if you can. Rest, read, listen to music, contact a friend, but most of all -- enjoy the marvelous in the ordinary.

I Thought Parenting Was My Life's Purpose: I Was Wrong.

Tracy Otsuka | Posted 04.29.2016 | Women
Tracy Otsuka

My ambition is restless and my drive is relentless. There's this need I've always had--a constant calling to do things differently than they've always...

My Marriage Doesn't Make Me Happy

Michelle Dempsey | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Michelle Dempsey

Happiness comes from within? Over the course of my adult life, I have read this statement more times than I can count. Coffee mugs, magnets, bumper s...

The Jumping Man

The QUESTion Project | Posted 04.26.2016 | Education
The QUESTion Project

By Karla Perez Student, Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics There are people in this world who live with a jumping man inside of them. No, the j...

92-Year-Old WWII Veteran Entrepreneur Shares Insights with Daughter and Next Generation | #TalkToMe

Jack Nadel | Posted 05.02.2016 | Fifty
Jack Nadel

In this seven-part contribution to the #TalkToMe conversations happening, I reflect on life lessons which go all the way back to my early childhood in New York City during the Great Depression.

7 Secret Truths About Happiness

Tom Casano | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Tom Casano

Peace releases us from stress, worries, and sadness. When we feel free of anxiety, even if things aren't as great as they could be, we have already found happiness and are on the road to even greater happiness.

You Live...There?

The QUESTion Project | Posted 04.25.2016 | Education
The QUESTion Project

By Natalia Inoa Student, Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics "You live there?" my friend says, pointing at the small gray building across the s...

Finding Starlight Amid Darkness

The QUESTion Project | Posted 04.22.2016 | Impact
The QUESTion Project

It's hard to watch someone you love destroy themselves and fall apart. Especially when that someone is yourself.

If You're Happy and You Know It

Pia de Jong | Posted 04.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Pia de Jong

How do you define success? My daughter's history teacher at Princeton High School poses that question to his class. Then he tells each student to draw a poster illustrating their answer.

Thank You for Ending it Before We Even Started

Sara Radin | Posted 04.21.2016 | Women
Sara Radin

On one hand I was grateful he took the time to be honest and tell me in person. But on the other, I was completely caught off guard. I could barely say anything and started off on a rant about what I consider the difference between men and women.

11 Pieces of Tough Love Hidden in Adele's '25'

Alyssa Piperis | Posted 04.11.2016 | Women
Alyssa Piperis

The more I've listened to 25, the more I've uncovered gems. Hidden in these 11 new songs are crucial, no BS life lessons, or pieces of tough love, I believe everyone needs to hear and have reinforced from time to time.

Happiness: A Choice We Make

Peter Field | Posted 04.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Peter Field

Just like every other emotion, happiness is not an all-or-nothing proposition. Even happy people can get the blues, and even the most morose of us laugh from time to time. Often, those who have faced seemingly insurmountable, crushing circumstances are able to find happiness.

The Three Powerful Words My Daughter Said That Made Me Stop In My Tracks

Maria Wen Adcock | Posted 04.07.2016 | Parents
Maria Wen Adcock

Sometimes it takes an innocent comment from a child to make us recognize our own behavior. As parents, we’re juggling so much that it’s easy to get stressed out and lose perspective.

Relief for Depression: The Key May Be Individualized Help

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 04.04.2016 | Women
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

With increasing demands at work, family responsibilities, and the expectation of what having it all should look like, statistics show depression affec...

Creating Pockets of Joy

Susan R. Meyer | Posted 04.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susan R. Meyer

As I work my way through starting over at 70, there are moments where I'd like nothing better than to curl up in a ball clutching a pint of Ben & Jerry's. And every so often I do. But most of the time, I work to shift back to a positive place. Here are three things that I do that I've picked up by watching happy, fulfilled women:

Daddy Issues: It Isn't Who You Are, It's What You've Been Through

Michelle Dempsey | Posted 03.31.2016 | Divorce
Michelle Dempsey

On a first date with the last guy I dated before meeting my husband, he casually asked, in between sake shots, "So your parents are divorced, huh? You don't have all sorts of crazy daddy issues, do you?" Why yes, unkind sir. Yes, I do.

Relight The Fire: How to Find Your Passion Again At Work

Shawn Doyle | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business
Shawn Doyle

As a coach, I meet many people who are in a profession, and it was profession they were excited about originally back in the early days, and somehow a...