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Let's Get Personal

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Hubbie and I recently found ourselves engaging in two different... discussions. The first involved a whole lot of bickering... making for some cranky...

The Secret to Well-Being

Lisa Firestone | Posted 04.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Like love, happiness is often treated like a physical object we must find and snatch up. Yet, also like love, happiness is something we are more likel...

Taming the Beast: How I Stopped the Blame Game From Controlling My Life

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Kruczyk

I escaped the cage and found freedom from the wood pellets and stale feeder food. Maybe certain people tried to look for me; maybe they didn't. I didn't care. I was a hamster with a plan. I came to a fork, took the road less traveled and began running like my life depended on it (and hey, maybe it did).

The Truth Behind Your Guts

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Sure, people show their guts in amazingly grand ways every day... by persevering through big challenges and climbing to new heights. But all of us show our guts in smaller, different ways every day.

4 Questions to Ask Yourself if You Want to Be Happy

Barb Abramson | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Barb Abramson

Self-evaluation is not easy. Making changes is even harder. The rewards for taking an honest look inward and upping your game is a sure formula for happiness.

Ellen's Biggest (and Bravest) Fan Opens Up About Hospital Life, Junebug and Her Love of Chef Boyardee

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

I recently sat down with Briana for an in-depth interview, a plan we masterfully crafted through Twitter. We Skyped, as Briana was still in the hospital with a weak immune system--one week prior, on March 17th, she had had her second bone marrow transplant.

Why I Don't Want My Kids to Be Happy

Elisabeth Duckett | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Elisabeth Duckett

You want to keep from them the agony of failure, the pain of rejection and the self-conscious awkwardness of not fitting in. You want your child to walk through the world believing they can do anything and be anyone and that they are special. I get all that. I just disagree.

The Key to Living a Happier Life

Jinna Yang | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinna Yang

My mind became more open, I made the investment to place myself in an environment that was bigger than anything I had ever known -- my eyes saw things that I couldn't believe -- my problems became smaller because my world got larger, and more magical.

What's Up With All the Honking?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Honking is something that feels OK for many of us to do, but feels terribly personal when it happens to us. Honking may create sound on the outside, but it happens because we're not too happy inside... and we need a release.

Four Habits of People Who Are Truly Happy

Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living

In this busy, self-involved world, a simple “thank you” has the ability to stop us dead in our tracks. Whether we’ve helped a co-worker with a p...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman I Am Froot! - Marina and the Diamonds Shining Bright

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.18.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

They say diamonds are a girl's best friend. Well, Marina And The Diamonds have long been your ears' BFFs - both of 'em. The band fronted by the beautifully talented Marina Diamandis, dropped her third album entitled FROOT last week.

7 Ideas to Turn Your Frown Upside Down

Carl Phillips | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Carl Phillips

We can all struggle to find our mojo a little at times. For one reason or another we just don't have that spark. A frown is easier than a smile. If this sounds like you then here are a few ideas to help turn that frown of yours on its head.

Go With Your Feelings!

Nora Oravecz | Posted 03.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nora Oravecz

I have to realize something. When I had dreams in the past, I always failed. What I realized is: There is only one useable thing: our emotions -- anti...

Things You Learn When You're Lost on a Big, Fat Mountain

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Today's post is a bit different. It's a somewhat intense tale. Get ready. And please don't judge me. It begins after a good dose of "you can do it D...

37 Photos of Ridiculously Happy Animals Guaranteed to Make You Smile

DL Cade | Posted 03.06.2015 | Green
DL Cade

Smile, it's the weekend! But just in case you had a rough go of it this week and your glass feels more like it's half-empty than half-full, here is a collection of 37 adorable photos featuring animals so ridiculously happy they're guaranteed to send you off into the weekend smiling.

Black History Month Ends On A Frustrating, Yet Positive Note

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 04.28.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

As we end Black History Month, let's celebrate our accomplishments and add to that list an 18-year-old girl who had the confidence and courage to address insensitive, stereotypical remark of ignorance head on.

Who Else Wants to Be Happy?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

The Great Western Disease is "I'll be happy when..." This is our belief that happiness is a static and finite goal, within our grasp when we get that promotion, or buy that house, or find that mate, or whatever.

Here's Proof You Don't Need A 6-Figure Salary To Be Happy

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Money won't necessarily make you happier -- but a new study suggests your chosen profession might. Using data collected for the Cabinet Office's 20...

5 Ways to Be Happier Today

Pam Howard | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Pam Howard

Next time you find yourself feeling down, pick one of these ideas and go for it. Odds are good you'll reap the benefits immediately with an increase in your happiness level regardless of the weather.

From New York to NOLA: A Moral Obligation to Give Back

Nasir Fleming | Posted 04.01.2015 | Teen
Nasir Fleming

We often think that issues are irrelevant because they do not directly affect us, but we forget that we can easily be the ones in an unfortunate situation at any moment.

Happy Takes an Earnest, Moving Look at Positive Psychology

Alex Simon | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Of all the subjects covered, none is more harrowing than the story of Melissa Moody, a former debutante and beauty queen who was run over by truck in 1992, resulting in the permanent disfigurement of her face.

This Is a Test -- Let's Play

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Once I decided to leave the gym I desperately tried to figure out what would replace it... the class or the boot camp or the activity that would be the right fit now.

4 Steps to Get From Where You Are to Being Happy Where You Are

Tree Franklyn | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Tree Franklyn

The steps below will help you move internally from where you are to being happy where you are. They will create an internal shift to help you get happy now on your way to wherever you want to go.

Finding Happiness Through Unhappiness?

Seth Adam Smith | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Seth Adam Smith

The internet is filled to bursting with advice on how to be happy, but have you ever tried being unhappy? In this humorous and insightful TEDx talk, D...

6 Steps to Becoming a Happy, Vibrant Mama

Andi Wickman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Andi Wickman

What if taking more time for YOU actually made you a better parent? Before you were a mom, you were you. And when your kids head off to college or explore the world or whatever they decide to do as adults, you're still going to be you. You are the only constant.