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Four Habits of People Who Are Truly Happy

Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living

In this busy, self-involved world, a simple “thank you” has the ability to stop us dead in our tracks. Whether we’ve helped a co-worker with a p...

The Art of Being Alive Series: A Millennial Female Shares Her Struggle With a Solution

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 03.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Adedayo Fashanu

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." --Confucius "Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase; jus...

It's Enough to Begin

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 03.18.2015 | Books
Gretchen Rubin

Some habit-formation strategies are familiar and obvious--like Monitoring or Scheduling--but others took me more time to understand. As I studied habits, I slowly began to recognize the tremendous importance of the time of beginning.

8 Habits Of Incredibly Happy Women

Galit Breen | Posted 03.12.2015 | Women
Galit Breen

The happiest women I know realize that there are habits they're in control of that lead to joy. Here are eight of them.

I Have a Love-Hate Relationship With Selfies

Ms. Canyon Girl | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Ms. Canyon Girl

Not only do selfies encourage us to engage with others, but ultimately they afford us an opportunity to connect deeply with ourselves. Who knows me better than me? What I most love about my selfies is that they chronicle my journey.

5 Ways Spending Money Will Make You Happy

PureWow | Posted 03.04.2015 | Money
PureWow

Good news: Science just proved that money can buy you happiness. In Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending, researchers Elizabeth Dunn and Micha...

A Simple Exercise That Can Help You Be Happier In 4 Days

OWN | Posted 03.03.2015 | OWN

If you were to ask a random group of people about their goals in life, many -- if not all -- would likely rank "find happiness" among their top ambiti...

How I Found My Heart (Again) After Hearing 'It's Over'

Ms. Canyon Girl | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Ms. Canyon Girl

The Canyon represents a microcosm that exists for all of us, regardless of where we live. You will know it when you find it. It is the place where you can navigate the stages of grief. It will come to be the place where you can savor the beautiful moments and distractions of this thing called life. It is the place where you, too, can find your heart again.

The Secret Way Memory Could Be Sabotaging Your Happiness

Ryan Greenhalgh | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Ryan Greenhalgh

Memory is not security camera footage of every moment of your life. There's just no need to store 5,000 identical memories of you doing your typical morning routine.

How To Intentionally Design A Happier Life

Fast Company | Elizabeth Segran | Posted 02.13.2015 | World

Most people assume that they know whether they are happy or not, but in reality, judging our own happiness can be very difficult. There is often a dis...

The Moon Really Could Not Be More Obvious About This

Bethany Pearson O'Connor | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Bethany Pearson O'Connor

Sometimes you lay awake thinking about all of the things. It's 1 a.m. and your eyes snap open because your brain simply could not wait one more sec...

6 Things You Can Learn From The Reigning Happiest Place On Earth

Posted 02.25.2015 | Travel

We all know that the U.S. guarantees the pursuit of happiness, but if you’re interested in seeing what it looks like after the pursuit, you might wa...

A Modern Manual For Happiness

Emily Ballard | Posted 03.30.2015 | 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 03.25.2015 | 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 03.23.2015 | 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 03.07.2015 | 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 03.06.2015 | 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 02.28.2015 | 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 02.17.2015 | 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 02.16.2015 | 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 02.14.2015 | 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 02.13.2015 | 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 02.02.2015 | 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