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A Free Online Course On The Science Of Happiness Is About To Begin

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living

Countless books, articles, workshops and retreats try to sell us the secrets to happiness -- usually charging a lot of money, and often, for very litt...

10 Habits for a Happier Life

Hannah Sentenac | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Hannah Sentenac

Live your moments. The now is all that matters, and it's all you're guaranteed.

5 Effective Remedies for the Post-Summer Blues

Karena Virginia | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Karena Virginia

Are you ready for the transition to a new season? A melancholy sadness can creep into our spirit as summer closes.

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...

Stressed? How to Lean Back Not In

Tamara Star | Posted 08.28.2014 | Women
Tamara Star

Volatility and overwhelming emotions like sadness are flooding into everyone's consciousness, but that's our key to freedom right there: realizing we're tapping into everyone's consciousness -- as in the collective consciousness of the planet.

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?

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

Fast Company | Jane Porter | Posted 08.28.2014 | World

Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier? Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomen...

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...

The Secret To Being Happy All The Time

Jessica Larsen | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica Larsen

In the middle of that five-year journey through my own private hell, crappy weather provided a sense of relief. When it was gloomy outside -- as it always was within -- it was such a relief. I didn't have to pretend. I could finally exhale.

8 Happiness Lessons I Learned From Writing About Happiness

Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Holmes

When all else fails, dance it out. Or sing it out, craft it out or run it out. Just do something healthy and constructive to boost your mood when you're down. Letting out bad energy opens up space for good vibes to come in. And who doesn't want to dance around to the boy bands of yesteryear every so often, anyway?

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...

It's Not Always About You (and 4 Other Revelations For A Happier Life)

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Abby Rodman, LICSW

We were enjoying a gorgeous, New England day at the beach recently when the wind suddenly picked up. In the blink of an eye, our umbrella decided to h...

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.

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.

50 Simple Ways To Transform Your Life For The Better

Lexi Herrick | Posted 08.18.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Everything isn't always as complicated and messy as we have come to believe. Sometimes, life is simply about happiness and the small ways we choose to engage in the beauty of being alive.

7 Ways To Lighten Up (Even When You Don't Feel Like It)

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Next time tough times come your way, know that this too shall pass. Life is so much bigger than the crappy experiences that come our way. Learn to let go of the trying moments and create space to tap into the beauty and power of your free and loving spirit within.

4 Ways to Make Your Child Love to Write Thank-You Notes

Matt Richardson | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Richardson

If you've ever tried to learn a second language in your 20s or beyond then there is a good chance you've added your two cents to the common complain...

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...

The Best Time of Your Life Is... Now

Matt Richardson | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Richardson

We look forward toward possibility and freedom and then backwards towards opportunities mishandled. Only in those rare blissful instances where we are totally present and grateful, when everything comes perfectly together, do we acknowledge that now is the best time of our lives.

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...

6 Things I've Decided To Stop Stressing About

Kitty Appel | Posted 07.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Kitty Appel

To us high school students, everything feels like the absolute be-all and end-all. And I'll be the first to admit that I stress about the smallest things. But, after interning for Healthy Living I've realized I haven't taken any measures to try to alleviate that stress. So I'm starting now with a few things I've decided are just not worth my anxiety.

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.

Finding Our Way: Making Our Own Sense Out of the Time We Have Left

Martha Nelson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

For what may be the first time in our lives, we can decide how the day goes. The simple question is: Where do we begin?

Wedding Season: Tying Your Own Emotional Knots

Rupa Mehta | Posted 07.22.2014 | Weddings
Rupa Mehta

Enjoy going to a wedding or two this summer. Have fun, drink champagne and eat cake, but don't consume yourself with what someone else's wedding vows mean about your own life. Your life is wonderful, and it is wholly yours.

What A Family Vacation Taught Me About Death And Happiness

Ali Smith | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Ali Smith

Some of life's most profound changes start as existential crises. In 2013, my husband and I were having a whopper of one.