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Happiness Advice

Anything Is Possible

Medium | Kevan Lee | Posted 08.29.2014 | World

You are capable of anything, amazing things, inspiring things, absolutely wondrous things. Life awaits for you. You are capable of anything, you...

How To Get Unstuck In An Unhappy Marriage In 10 Steps (Or: A Guide To Happiness)

Wendy Atterberry | Posted 09.03.2014 | Women
Wendy Atterberry

Can you pinpoint a time that you started feeling unhappy? What else was going on in your life? Can you think of a time that you WERE happy?

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...

7 Tips for a Happy Home

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

Peace starts from home. There are a few things you can do to improve the happiness level of your house. And while doing these keep in mind that jus...

Is the Pursuit of Happiness the Wrong Goal?

Donna Steinhorn | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Steinhorn

Certainly perspective itself contributes to happiness. When we are confronted with someone else's tragedy we are often grateful for what we have in comparison. Or when we ourselves come through a crisis, even the worse for wear, we can be happy in our current improved state.

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 ...

The Randomest, Awesomest Things That Make College Students Happy

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 08.11.2014 | College

What makes you happy in college? We reached out to college students across the country asking this very question, and here's what we got in respon...

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...

Becoming a Better Man Through Meditation

Mark Radcliffe | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Radcliffe

Every once in a while in life, you realize you're stuck. You're not evolving. You're caught in a bad pattern. And you know you'd better do something about it quick or your life is going to be on replay for the next 30 years.

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 No. 1 Song This Summer

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

There is one way to ensure the music of the summer reverberates into the fall and beyond. It is by discovering the song of the soul. The No. 1 hit will not be found on Billboard's charts or iTunes but inside of you and is waiting to be sung. It is music that will last forever.

Smart Ways to Control Your Level of Happiness

Beth Kuhel | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Beth Kuhel

Though many write and sing about it (most recently Pharrell Williams blockbuster "Happy"), happiness doesn't come naturally to most people - yet it's ...

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...

Happiness Is Overrated

Business Insider | Tony Schwartz | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

Some years ago, I spent time with a guy who I typically greeted in the most ordinary way: "How are you?" I'd ask. "I'm WON-DER-FUL," he'd respond, ...

Finding Your Purpose in Life

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

In order to feel more fulfilled and find the path to sustainable happiness, we follow our passions and purpose. But what is your purpose in life? I believe this is the question we ask over and over within ourselves.

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 Meaning of Happiness Changes Over Your Lifetime

Troy Campbell | Posted 08.17.2014 | Science
Troy Campbell

So if happiness is as important a goal in life as American culture makes it seem, we need to understand how age affects it. Only then can we know how to better treat our families, communities, and citizens of all ages.

A Simple Exercise That Can Double Your Happiness

OWN | Posted 05.30.2014 | OWN

Have you ever noticed that sometimes the anticipation of an event -- a weeklong vacation to the beach, a long-overdue visit from a dear friend, a wedd...

7 Reasons To Embrace Rejection

Susie Moore | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

The problem with rejection is not the rejection itself, just the fact we cannot understand the greater plan behind it in that moment. Nor do we want to as we are too busy licking our wounds and cursing the world. Rejection only makes sense with hindsight.

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...

Happiness: 6 Ways to Make You Happier

Marilyn Tam | Posted 07.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

Altruistic behavior helps others and yourself, too. Helping others enhances our self-esteem and sense of life purpose, both of which are key factors in increasing our happiness. Make a habit of being considerate and giving to others. It will reward you with an increased happiness set point.

The REAL Reason Success Can't Make You Happy

OWN | Posted 05.27.2014 | OWN

Work hard, achieve your goals, become happy -- that's the happiness formula many believe to be universally true. But happiness researcher Shawn Achor ...

20 Things You Need To Accept About Your 20s

Lexi Herrick | Posted 07.26.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

You will undeniably grow apart from your friends in some ways. You're going to move and get into relationships and careers that take up a lot of your time and rather than resent each other for that, cherish the time that you do have to spend together

10 Realizations That Changed My Life

Jay Miranda | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
Jay Miranda

I want to share a set of realizations that have quite literally changed my life in the last few months. I learned some of these from others, but each one resulted in a pivotal aha moment that changed the way I see myself as a woman, wife, and mother.