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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.

Support Your Immune System in 6 Easy Steps

Melissa Nordin | Posted 06.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

The summer months are filled with warm days and plenty of sunshine. However, even in the warmer climate, we are prone to infections and fatigue. Kick start your summer today with simple tips to improve your life and well-being.

Fall in Love With Someone Who Inspires You

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

We need to be influenced to feel happiness and love, influenced to deeply care for someone other than ourselves, influenced to better ourselves while we better those around us.

A Letter to My In-Transition Self

Liana Gergely | Posted 06.23.2014 | Women
Liana Gergely

Sometimes you believe that the space between things is not life, but it is life. If you look closely enough, you will see that absolutely everything is comprised of the in-between, and that nothing is ever really final -- it is always shifting and transforming.

How to Be Happy in Your Current Situation

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

Is it wrong to just be happy in your current situation, even if it's not ideal? You are in charge of your own happiness. Let that sink in for a moment. Your happiness is not contingent on your job, your current boyfriend/girlfriend or the material things you own

The Happiness Manifesto: Simple Steps to a Fulfilling Life

MeiMei Fox | Posted 06.17.2014 | 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 07.16.2014 | 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.

7 Simple Tweaks To Boost Your Happiness At Work

Liz Wilkes | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Liz Wilkes

Stop being a passive victim of your workspace! Here are some simple tips for making your desk a sanctuary of calm, productivity and happiness.

5 Excuses We Should Stop Making In Order To Be Happier

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living

If life were a game of Monopoly, excuses would be our trademark "get out of jail" cards. We put off the things we wish we could do for one reason or a...

5 Keys to Unlock Your Inner Happy

Cindy Griffith-Bennett | Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Griffith-Bennett

Emotions are fleeting. Express your emotions when they come, be willing to let them go, and add a dose of gratitude. You will feel much happier.

25 Signs That You're on the Right Track in Life

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

14. You know what you want and you go for it. You're never afraid to ask for what you want and go to where/whom you can get it from.

Age Is a State of Mind: I Choose Happiness

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 06.10.2014 | Women
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

How can we choose happiness when society has programmed us to fear the aging process? Age is a state of mind. If we are always chasing youth, we are stuck in the past. But being stuck in the past only fuels the negative thought patterns in our minds.