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Happiness Advice

A Modern Manual For Happiness

Emily Ballard | Posted 01.28.2015 | Parents
Emily Ballard

Feeling uncomfortable doesn't mean you're doing life wrong, and investigating your discomfort won't kill you. It'll do quite the opposite, actually -- it'll let you fully live.

Psychologists Say Doing These 7 Activities Will Make You Happier

Business Insider | Drake Baer | Posted 01.27.2015 | World

Happiness is good for you. Psychology research shows that happy people make more money, perform better at work, live longer, and have better marri...

The New Meaning Of Success For Professional Women

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 01.24.2015 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The old saying, "Success is getting what you want and happiness is wanting what you get" might well sum up the dilemma of many professional women.

Here's How To Tell If You're Really A Happy Person

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

In reality, no one can be happy 24/7. The key is to not let circumstances and other people get you down for more than a moment. It's fine to have an unhappy moment, but don't let that lead into unhappy weeks or months. Take time to count your blessings.

Drop Your Resolutions and Seek Out a Happier New Year

Laurel Moll | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Laurel Moll

My New Year's resolution lists used to be huge. Packed with big aspirations to wear a smaller size dress, exercise more, try new beauty tricks, and wo...

How to Make it a Happy New Year

Nancy Lang | Posted 01.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nancy Lang

Waking up on a couch on New Year's Day (not because I drank and crashed there, but because I chose to stay with family instead of sharing the freeway ...

I Will Not Wish You a Happy New Year

Karl Wilder | Posted 12.29.2014 | Impact
Karl Wilder

I will not wish you a happy New Year, because in truth you will not have an entire year of happiness. Things will happen that make you sad -- a breakup, a death, the loss of a job or worse. That's okay, because it is the sad times that allow us to appreciate the happy ones.

5 Tricks to Snap Yourself Out of a Bad Mood

Sheila Viers | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Sheila Viers

By stopping and becoming aware of our thoughts, we allow ourselves to take a step outside of the picture long enough to observe what's going on so that we can make a conscious decision about how we want to feel.

A Pale Blue Christmas

Brent A. Strawn | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion
Brent A. Strawn

The presence of sorrow doesn't mean that Christmastime, even with sadness mixed in, can't be truly joyous and happy. It just means we have to redefine our understanding of "happy" and "joyful."

Practicing Presence at the Holidays

Stephan Bodian | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephan Bodian

As the old adage goes, if you think you're enlightened, go home to mom and dad and the rest of the family and see what happens. If you haven't completely released the grip of the past, it will surely come back to haunt you now.

How Do You Know When Something Is Right?

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

When you've found something that's right for you, you want to be better without force. You get this instant internal drive and motivation to become a better person, to do better work, and to achieve greater things. You feel inspired.

How A 2-Minute Exercise Can Redirect Your Brain Toward Happiness

OWN | Posted 12.12.2014 | OWN

Feeling down? A bad mood can be tough enough to break, but when you feel as if your entire life has hit a rough patch, it can be impossible to see the...

Year in Review

Phu Nguyen | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Phu Nguyen

I met a wonderful woman this week who has been married for 58 years and her advice to me in life and love was, "Make the most of the good things and the least of the bad things." This is now my plan for 30 and beyond. Cheers

How The Story You Tell Yourself Can Make You Happier

Quartz | Sonali Kohli | Posted 11.18.2014 | World

Harnessing happiness has become something of a cultural obsession. Countless studies have linked our happiness to money, age, location, and timing of ...

How to Get Emotionally Fit

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.10.2015 | Books
MeiMei Fox

In her new book Emotional Obesity, Laura Coe argues that our culture teaches us from a young age to "get over" our feelings. The result is that we end up carrying their excess weight around with us throughout our lives.

Let's Go Nowhere

Medium | Pico Iyer | Posted 11.07.2014 | World

The idea of going nowhere is as universal as the law of gravity; that’s why wise souls from every tradition have spoken of it. “All the unhappines...

Happiness: It's Not About Having Kids or Not

Darah Zeledon | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Darah Zeledon

But, really, above all else, happiness is in the knowing that no matter what life throws our way, we can handle it and move forward stronger, more confident and more resilient.

How the #100HappyDays Challenge Helped Me Thrive

Laurel Moll | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurel Moll

You can only take care of someone else as much as you take care of YOU. You can't serve others until you serve yourself, you can't love anyone else until you love yourself, and you certainly can't give what you don't have. It's just one of those universal truths.

The Connection Between Entrepreneurship And Happiness

Inc. | AJ Agrawal | Posted 10.21.2014 | World

We've all had those moments where time is frozen. Athletes describe it as being in the "zone." Some people describe it as perfect euphoria. In his boo...

Are We Trying Too Hard to Be Happy?

Psychology Today | Krystine I. Batcho | Posted 10.20.2014 | World

Are we trying too hard to be happy? Social science has given mixed messages about how happy Americans are today. On the one hand, data from the Genera...

The Real Secret To Success

Chelsea Berler | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Chelsea Berler

I spent many years doing a job I didn't love. I was good at it. I was successful at it. But, it didn't fulfill me and it consumed my life and my time. What I did learn from that job were many skills and knowledge that carried me into my true purpose.

Make Happiness Your Default Setting in 3 Easy Steps

Naomi Goodlet | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Naomi Goodlet

When you notice a positive feeling, try consciously inviting it to stay a while longer. Imagine the feeling growing and expanding. Don't force it, just allow it to stay for as long as possible.

How I Finally Became Happy All of the Time

Kerry O'Brien | Posted 12.07.2014 | Comedy
Kerry O'Brien

After doing a lot of research, I learned the only way to experience pleasant emotions one hundred percent of the time was to have my brain removed and replaced with a robot brain that is wired for complete happiness.

Recovering From Your Expectation Hangover

MeiMei Fox | Posted 12.07.2014 | Books
MeiMei Fox

Labeled yourself an over-achiever? Defined yourself according to your accomplishments? And then been disappointed when life didn't go exactly according to plan?

10 Things That Rob Your Happiness

Thai Nguyen | Posted 11.23.2014 | 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.