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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.

How Are You Spending Your 'Dash'?

Andrea Wachter | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

If you haven't yet read this insightful poem, it basically highlights the fact that when we die, our tombstone will have the date of our birth and the date of our death. And in between those two dates is a simple dash. This small punctuation mark represents our entire life.

The No. 1 Song This Summer

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 07.17.2014 | 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.

11 Toxic Behaviors That Steal Your Joy (And How To Move Past Them)

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Our thoughts, actions and behaviors play a powerful role in what type of energy we attract into our lives. That's the good news. It's also the bad news. Oftentimes, we find ourselves participating in negative behavior patterns, even if at a subconscious level.

It's Your Life You Get to Choose: 7 Tools to Help You Get What You Want

Marilyn Tam | Posted 07.14.2014 | 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, ...

9 Simple Things You Can Do To Be A Happier, Healthier Person

Amanda L. Chan | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda L. Chan

At HuffPost, we're lucky to talk to experts on a daily basis about how to live our best lives, both mentally and physically. Over time, you start to pick up on some things. Themes begin to emerge loudly and clearly. It becomes obvious what is considered a universal "good."

Finding Your Purpose in Life

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 07.10.2014 | 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.

Why Your Happiest Day At Work Was 5 Years Ago

Fast Company | Laura Vanderkam | Posted 07.08.2014 | World

Here's a quick, two-question quiz: When was your happiest time at work? And when will you hit the pinnacle of your career? If you’re like most pe...

My Porn Detox: 10 Ways My Life Changed Without Porn

Jesse Brune | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Jesse Brune

My intention here is not to present a case against porn, nor am I trying to change your mind. However, I will share what I've experienced since making the conscious decision to let porn go. The results have been noteworthy, which is why I feel compelled to share.

Should Happiness, More Than GDP, Define A Nation's Success?

CNN Money | Jeanne Sahadi | Posted 07.01.2014 | World

The drafters of the Declaration of Independence didn't really define "Happiness" when they cited the pursuit of it as an inalienable right. But in ...

12 Habits Of Happy And Calm People

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Remember that life is a journey, not a destination. Once you think you have it all figured out, you cut off your capacity to make mistakes, discover new horizons and become an even better version of your already awesome self. Be the student. Be the beginner. And reap the rewards of a calm and happy life.