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How to Be Happier

How To Check Off The Most Stubborn Items On Your To-Do List

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.18.2015 | OWN

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8 Toxic Thoughts You Deserve To Let Go Of

Rachael Yahne | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

It doesn't matter if you're in your 20s or your 40s. If there's negativity and worry infiltrating your self concept, it's up to you to do the mental working of cleaning up your act. Here are eight toxic thoughts you need to let go of:

6 Simple Ways To Become A Happier Person Today | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living

It's the work of Amit Sood, MD, chair of the Mind-Body Medicine Initiative at Mayo, who has devoted his career to learning how we can live with less stress and more joy. His conclusion: Happiness is a habit that you can build over time. Here are six ways you can start today, as outlined in Dr. Sood's book.

2 Ways To Be Happier -- Today

OWN | Posted 06.09.2015 | OWN

If you ask a group of people what they want most out of life, many of them will answer that profound question with one word: happiness. But the concep...

Whose Business Are You In?

Lisa Marie Jenkins | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Marie Jenkins

Judgment, criticism, and believing our way is the right way is the root of all conflict between individuals and nations. But here's the deal -- it's only a way of deflecting attention away from yourself, so you don't have to look at your own stuff!

34 Ways To Feel Happier Right Now

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Many of us are guilty of thinking that joy is a journey. We'll achieve happiness, we tell ourselves, if we accomplish a goal five years from now. We'l...

7 Ideas to Turn Your Frown Upside Down

Carl Phillips | Posted 05.17.2015 | 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.

A Simple Exercise That Can Help You Be Happier In 4 Days

OWN | Posted 03.03.2015 | OWN

If you were to ask a random group of people about their goals in life, many -- if not all -- would likely rank "find happiness" among their top ambiti...

Surprise! Single Women Over 55 Are Happier Now Than When They Were 35

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.24.2015 | Fifty

Forget about youth being wasted on the young. In a survey of single females over age 55, 74 percent said they were either happier or as happy now than...

Why I Love Birthdays

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 02.09.2015 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

My son turns 21 this Saturday, and I think that he's really happy that he'll be able to go to a bar this Friday night at 12:01 (when it's officially Saturday) and order his first alcoholic beverage legally with his real ID. But I am going to be happier.

These Simple Solutions Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Posted 11.28.2014 | Healthy Living

By Julia Holmes for Men's Journal When men hit their 40s, their happiness hits the skids. That's just one of the insights that Paul Dolan, a profes...

7 Signs You're Secretly A Train Wreck

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

A few signs that you may need to rethink whether you're really as happy as you want to be -- and whether you need to make some changes (help me, now!)...

7 Go-To Happiness Tricks When You Just Need A Boost

Posted 04.24.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

9 Ridiculously Simple Ways To Feel Happier Today

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 04.03.2014 | Women

Happiness, the thinking often goes, is one of those things you either have or don't have based on some unknown combination of life circumstances and n...

You Are What You Eat? You Are What You Repeat

Michelle Ghilotti Mandel | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Ghilotti Mandel

You are not your negative or disempowered thoughts. They are temporary, if you want them to be. Your true state is one of possibility, joy, ease and purpose, so dig in and repeat that.

How I Learned to Be a Happier Mom

Stephanie Meade | Posted 10.20.2013 | Parents
Stephanie Meade

If I didn't feel consistently happy or understand the sources of my own happiness, then how could I possibly set the right example for my children and pass this on?

How Failing at Marriage Made Me Happier

Britt Reints | Posted 10.16.2013 | Divorce
Britt Reints

I've read stories about near-death experiences that change people, made them better somehow than they were before the scare. For me, it was a near-divorce that knocked me flat on my butt. Failing at marriage, as painful as it was at the time, helped me learn how to be happier.

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...

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?

11 Ways To Plant The Seeds For A Happier Life

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

Want to generate cultivate friendships, strengthen your body, or just pick gorgeous roses in your own backyard? Read on to plant the seeds for a h...

Marlo Thomas With Agapi Stassinopoulos (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

Agapi Stassinopoulos, author of "Unbinding the Heart," joined me this week to discuss everything from unplugging to overcoming unhappiness to achievin...

The Most Common Reason For Unhappiness, From Agapi Stassinopoulos (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

When Agapi Stassinopoulos, author of "Unbinding the Heart," joined me on Mondays With Marlo this week, she told me that ungratefulness leads to unhapp...

Surprising Reasons You're Feeling Blue

Posted 06.24.2015 | OWN

By Jena Pincott You cut back on sugar, your thyroid's fine and you get plenty of love, sunshine and omega-3s. So why are you feeling down? ...

5 Decisions That Will Bring You More Happiness

Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living

By Therese Borchard Recent happiness studies indicate that popularity, influence, and money do not make people happiest – even as our culture su...

The Power of Time Off

Ashley Turner | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Turner

This week's vlog is about the difference between Chairos and Chronos, the importance of giving yourself permission to do less (or nothing at all) and the power of taking time off.