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Happiness Tips

Are You Experiencing The Right Kind Of Happy?

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 10.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

Achieving healthy happiness involves shifting our effort away from self-gratification to "other-gratification" -- doing something in the service of others.

6 Childhood Habits That Never Get Old

Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living

They say with age comes wisdom. In some regards, we are wiser now: Instead of refusing to eat our vegetables, we write love letters to and rap par...

3 Insights From The Frontiers Of Positive Psychology

Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living

By Elise Proulx, Greater Good Science Center Fifteen years after emerging as a major scientific movement, it’s clear that positive psychology --...

Three Sure Signs That a Person Is Not Happy

Valerie Alexander | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Valerie Alexander

Is someone in your life truly excited about something, and you find yourself on the verge of being disparaging? Picture me punching you in the nose when that negative comment comes out of your mouth.

How to Find the Happy Magic in the Bubbles of Life

Kristen Brown | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Kristen Brown

When was the last time you noticed and appreciated a bird building a nest, the color yellow, palm trees swaying in the wind, an extra 15 minutes when a meeting gets done early, sleeping in, stories from a senior citizen or hitting every green light?

The Secret To Loving Your Beautiful, Imperfect Life

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living

We all strive for this thing called happiness. But according to Sean Meshorer, author of "The Bliss Experiment," we should instead work to unearth bli...

The Challenge of Happiness

Maura Sweeney | Posted 10.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Maura Sweeney

Listening to someone else's story helps us revisit and reassess those of our own. Inspiring tales often ignite hope for what's languishing in our souls, hidden from our own awareness.

What To Do When You're Stuck In A Rut

Erin Cox | Posted 10.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

Sometimes we get really stuck in our lives or businesses. That just might be when it's time to call in outside reinforcements. There is no shame in this!

7 Great Tips For Parents Sending Their Kids Off To College

Katerina Rosen | Posted 10.10.2013 | Fifty
Katerina Rosen

A year ago, I was getting ready to go to college 900 miles away from home. When the day finally came, I wasn't one of those girls who teared up about leaving home for the first time. Instead, I unleashed an entire waterfall of salty tears from my eyes at the airport.

The 3 Essential Tools for Building a Life You Love (Part 2)

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

The first step to shift towards a more positive mindset is becoming aware of your vocabulary and the effect it has on your life, what you attract into it and how joyful you feel.

Carolyn Gregoire

6 Things Hawaii Can Teach The Rest Of America About Living Better | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living

Hawaii’s tropical island paradise isn’t the fountain of youth, but it’s close. Hawaii locals not only live longer -- they’re less stressed an...

The Top 5 Regrets Of The Dying

Collective Evolution | Joe Martino | Posted 08.03.2013 | Fifty

This post originally appeared in Collective Evolution. A palliative nurse recorded the most common regrets of the dying and put her findings into a...

'Happy' the Documentary: Happy, the Life

Leslie Hendry | Posted 10.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Hendry

Isn't it time we updated our values on a national level, in a national conversation? Because when we're happy, we know we're doing the right thing. I have a feeling it's as easy as that.

The Secret To Having Happy, Hard-Working Employees

Marilyn Tam | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

People want contentment, love and happiness derived from meaningful work. But with only 24 hours in a day, is it even possible? How can you as a manager, facilitate your employees' happiness and consequently increase your company's success as well as your own?

Why You Should Pursue Happiness

Britt Reints | Posted 09.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Britt Reints

There are lots and lots of people who are actually unhappy. Their lives don't line up with their values, they feel like they don't fit, or they're stuffing down all of their "bad" feelings in an attempt to be as happy as they think they should.

5 Tips For Being An Empty Nester In The 'Burbs

Tira Harpaz | Posted 09.28.2013 | Fifty
Tira Harpaz

I recognize that my inability to get rid of items from the past reflects my ambivalence about my life and the future... There's a sadness to the recognition that a long and wonderful phase of my life is over and a question mark as to what comes next.

Want To Be A Transformational Thinker? Here's How

Erika Finn | Posted 09.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Erika Finn

Whatever you are trying to achieve, I hope that you go for it. You can get what you want, and once you have it you are sure to experience the empowering feeling that comes from creating your own destiny.

One Guaranteed Way To Boost Your Happiness

Posted 07.27.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jeanette Leardi for YouBeauty Are you happy with your life? That's not as simple a question as it seems. After all, you may be content with some...

Focus On Life's Little Things To Be Happy

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

Not only is it important to recognize and appreciate every moment that brings you joy, it's also important to remember those moments. It's like creating a "happy memories" bank.

5 Steps to Making Happiness a Habit

Kare Anderson | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

The second part of this story is a clincher for considering that happiness can be a choice. An elementary school teacher in rural Arkansas made a brac...

A Simple Secret for Living to 100 and Beyond

Kristi Ling | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Kristi Ling

Could it be that after healthy conscious eating and regular physical activity, the next most powerful key to a long life is kindness?

10 Beliefs That Undercut Your Happiness

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

These deeply-held beliefs and faulty assumptions prevent us from putting ourselves out there and taking risks, strategies that happy people rely on to succeed. They also prevent us from having those tough conversations, whether with ourselves or with important people in our lives.

3 Rules For Happiness

Nataly Kogan | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Nataly Kogan

My father is a scientist, so I turned to science on happiness and had a "holy crap" moment: I was doing it all wrong. While chasing some unachievable state of the BIG HAPPY I had ignored so many of the small happy moments that were part of my everyday.

LOOK: 16 Definitions Of Joy

Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living

Many of us are joy-seekers: We live for the experiences (and the people, as it seems) that make us feel full. This feeling, as Merriam-Webster def...

Change Your Shoes and Leap Into Intimacy!

Kathy Andersen | Posted 09.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathy Andersen

Imagine all the intimacy you desire in your life. Imagine being fueled each day with passion and desire for your "self" and your life. Driven by your desire to have all of the intimacy you want in your life, and how important it is to you, commit to creating a visual image of that intimacy each day.