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Finding Happiness

5 Ways to Overcome Overachievement Disorder

Amanda Smear Baudier | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Smear Baudier

We all have a unique purpose to unfold in this lifetime and the sooner we stop trying to one up one another, the sooner we'll find the path to that which will truly bring us joy.

Alanis Morissette: The Search For Happiness Is Doomed To Fail

OWN | Posted 09.23.2014 | OWN

If you ask most people what they want most in life, their answers will often center on the idea of finding happiness. If you ask Alanis Morissette, he...

10 Things That Rob Your Happiness

Thai Nguyen | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Thai Nguyen

Hindsight always haunts us: I could've, should've, would've. Indeed, when our loss of joy and happiness is preventable, the wounds take that little bit longer to heal. Here's to prevention being better than cure, and uncovering 10 culprits robbing your happiness.

8 Scientifically-Backed Ways To Feel Happier Right Now

Real Simple/Time | Lindsey Murray | Posted 09.22.2014 | World

The key to happiness is obviously a whole lot more complicated than simple addition (x+y=joy). But maybe a “happiness equation” isn’t such a far...

8 Reasons I'm Probably A Lot Happier Than You

Jacqueline Wolven | Posted 09.22.2014 | Fifty
Jacqueline Wolven

It's true. I am happier than most people I meet. Most people seem a bit dazed by life. Going through the motions. Worse they are caught up in some pattern or cycle that they can't get out of. Even worse they are stuck in the groove of complaining and whining.

Why You Don't Need To Travel To Find Yourself

Olga Mecking | Posted 09.19.2014 | Travel
Olga Mecking

This world is so full of awesomeness like great food, music, beautiful arts and gorgeous buildings. I wouldn't want to swap these things for some elusive, intangible goal of finding myself.

3 Questions to Ask Yourself to Find Your Life Purpose

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

We often stay in unhealthy situations because we are unclear of our future. The path is blurry or we don't know what we want. To combat this fear, and discover your purpose, ask yourself these three questions.

Friends Are (Really) Important

Alex Madda | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex Madda

For me, making new friends has been of the utmost importance. I've learned that if you don't have family around, you can always, and probably should, make a new one! (But not literally... ) We may not have steady careers right now. But for me, having steady friends feels just as rewarding.

Is Dale Chihuly in the Right Line of Work?

Leni Miller | Posted 09.03.2014 | Arts
Leni Miller

How did he do it? How did Dale find the right line of work and develop it over so many years and through so much adversity?

What I Learned From Five Months Of Travel

Cliff Hsia | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

These are the lessons about life that I have learned after five months of travel around the world...

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 09.21.2014 | 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 09.21.2014 | 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 09.16.2014 | 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 09.14.2014 | 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 09.12.2014 | 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 08.31.2014 | 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 08.30.2014 | 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.