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For Those Who Don't Celebrate Thanksgiving

Marianne Smallwood | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Marianne Smallwood

But if you're like me and never celebrated Thanksgiving to begin with -- nor do you feel inclined to celebrate -- embrace it. Order in. Eat out. Enjoy your alone time, if it comes to that. Go for a hike. Read a book or re-watch a favorite series on Netflix. Don't feel guilty or weird.

When Frustration Hits, Ask Yourself This

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

It's not in my nature to take a pause for something when I'm dedicated to getting it done a certain way. But what I know is that stopping and asking myself if there might be an easier way is worth the potential time and energy I would save.

The U.S. Surgeon General Wants To Bring You Health Via Happiness

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living

The U.S. Surgeon General is on a mission to bring you happiness, peace and love.  His serious public health agenda for the U.S. includes ad...

6 Unconventional Ways To Have A Happier Day

Eliana Reyes | Posted 11.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Eliana Reyes

If we can achieve daily happiness, then mastering it on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis becomes reality. Remember, happiness is a set of appetizers, not the final meal. Take it in bite sizes.

The Science of Smiling

Andrew Merle | Posted 11.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrew Merle

When we are happy, our natural response is to smile. But if you flip that around, does the reverse hold true? When we smile, is our natural response then to be happy? Science says yes.

Can Fitness Really Be Fun?

Tony DeSantis | Posted 11.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Tony DeSantis

The worst that can happen is you don't like it and move on. But what may happen is that you change your life forever. You may just find your happy zone, where fitness is not just used to attain better health and wellness but is your gateway to fun and excitement.

20 Things I'd Tell My 20-Year-Old Self

Amy Chan | Posted 11.11.2015 | Women
Amy Chan

Now that I am in my thirties, I can look back with pride to see how much I've grown and developed in a decade. But, if I were to have a frank tête-à-tête with my 20 year old self, here's what I'd tell her:

Can Pets Help You Live Longer And Happier?

Berkeley Wellness | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Berkeley Wellness

This isn't to say that you should go out and adopt a dog just because you think he'll help you avoid a heart attack. But even if your pets don't necessarily bring more life to your heart, they'll definitely bring more heart to your life.

How to Lighten Your REAL Load

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Today finds me writing my blog not from my home state of California...but from my original home state of New York. How do I know I'm in the Empire St...

What Is the Meaning of Life for You?

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 10.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Gleb Tsipursky

(image credit) This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach th...

Do What Makes You Happy

Lisa Zawistowski | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Zawistowski

Happiness is sometimes represented as elusive or fantasy metaphorically symbolized with unicorns and rainbows. It may seem completely out of reach for the even-keeled and more so for the depressed among us.


Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 10.21.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

I don't remember life without her, she came into being on the 20th month of my life and has been a constant participant in my life since. Sometimes a constant nuisance, other times a constant supporter and defender of her big sister, but always a constant.

Life Lessons From the Buffet Line

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

There's a special place in my heart for a special place near my house. Hubbie and I visit it regularly... as in, at least once a week. It's that aweso...

Running in Heels

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

A friend of mine recently referred to me as the "CEO of Running in Heels magazine" -- I laughed, thought it was cute and clever, and then realized what it really meant.

10 Habits to Be Happier and More Productive

James Altucher | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business
James Altucher

What a goddamn shitty title. That's the sort of BS that is everywhere on the Internet these days. Like, someone gets on a pedestal and teaches peop...

Real Busy People Share Their Secrets to a Good Morning Routine

Amanda Bradley | Posted 10.15.2015 | Parents
Amanda Bradley

I decided to ask the real experts for advice for the best morning routine that boosts your mood, improves your productivity and keeps your days ticking over with a minimum of stress and overlooked obligations.

Employee Morale: 5 Tips For Happier Employees

John Rampton | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
John Rampton

How do you keep your team productive? Part of having an incredible work culture, is keeping your employees happy. It will make them more productive by creating a balance. All work and no play can be draining!

Why Looking Bad Can Be Good

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Starting now, we need to get over ourselves. We need to know that, sometimes, looking bad is actually a good thing...because it means we're trying something new, we're stretching ourselves, we're taking on a new adventure.

A Little Good News for a Change

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

A while back there was one of those "Maybe-I just-need-to-stop-reading-the-newspaper-for-a-while days. There wasn't a lot of uplifting news in the wor...

This Three-Letter Word Will Change Your Life

Julie Cantrell | Posted 09.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Julie Cantrell

Feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? Stretched too thin? Frustrated by life's challenges? Try this simple adjustment and see if it helps.

What's Your Story?

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 09.24.2015 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

I love other people's stories. I see a family , a woman eating alone, a man in a biz suit, two friends chatting, a group of teenagers hanging out... and I'm curious.

8 Things To Do (And Not Do) When Things Go Wrong

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Know that moments of foul will happen, and do your best to deal with it in a way that doesn't damage you or others. And know that, no matter what, the foul will pass.

The Step-By-Step Guide for Turning Your Mundane Life Into One Full of Happy Moments

Kat Bern | Posted 09.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Kat Bern

Here are my tips on what YOU could do to create your happy moments... (And I promise, there is no need to go to the other end of the world for that, you can as easily re-create the same experience at home.)

5 Mistakes That Will Cause Your Pursuit Of Happiness To Backfire

Amy Morin | Posted 09.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

It seems as though people are trying harder than ever to be happy these days. Yet the pursuit of happiness doesn't always have a happy ending. If you're making any of these mistakes, your efforts to increase your happiness could backfire.

Why Your Significant Other Should Complement You, Not Complete You

Unwritten | Posted 09.17.2015 | Women

Originally published on Unwritten by Kady Braswell. One day, whether you're 16, 24, 55, or even 78, your path will cross with someone who will set a ...