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Joyful Living

Happiness: A Choice We Make

Peter Field | Posted 04.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Peter Field

Just like every other emotion, happiness is not an all-or-nothing proposition. Even happy people can get the blues, and even the most morose of us laugh from time to time. Often, those who have faced seemingly insurmountable, crushing circumstances are able to find happiness.

10 Super Simple Self-Care Practices to Help You Live a Joyful Life

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 07.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

When we're so much on the go-go-go, the last thing on our minds can be our own self-care and how we can find joy in our day to day lives. But, trust me, it's much easier than you think. Here are 10 super simple self-care practices to help you live a joyful life.

How to Fill Your Life With Joy: Make It Meaningful!

Noelle Nelson | Posted 06.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Noelle Nelson

How we do what we do can make the difference between a full and enriching life and an empty and boring one. Deliberately seek meaning in your every action and watch the joy in your life and marriage grow.

Why Middle Age May Be The Absolute Best Time To Follow Your Dream

Mara Karpel, Ph.D. | Posted 05.30.2016 | Fifty
Mara Karpel, Ph.D.

Perhaps in the course of raising your children or earning a living, your own dreams have gotten lost in the shuffle. You're not alone if you've been diverted from the path toward pursuing your dreams or even figuring out what you want to be when you grow up. It's easy to get drawn into 'life-as-usual.'

5 Ways to Have 'Wonder Moments'

Leslie Boyer | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Boyer

When we experience wonder we are open to discovering the joy and beauty of life. I think that wonder can happen in a matter of seconds. Here are some of the things you can do to have "Wonder Moments" at any time during the day.

Work-Life Balance: Reality or Myth?

Leslie Boyer | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Boyer

The process of ongoing re-orientation is a path of freedom because you shift from being at the mercy of the world around you to making conscious choices that uplift and support you. If life is full of movement, change and imbalance, you might as well use it to your advantage.

Is FOWOT Controlling Your Life?

Amanda Gore | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

How many times have you felt silly, humiliated, shamed, embarrassed or shy? Have you ever wondered what causes those feelings? Ever really delved into their source? I hate to burst any bubbles out there, but no one else is thinking about you. They are too busy worrying about what you are thinking of them.

Choosing A Wonder-Filled Life

Leslie Boyer | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Boyer

Ten months ago, my youngest sister passed away after a seven-year relationship with cancer. What a roller coaster it was. During the highs and lows, the healing and the blows, she never lost sight of what it might teach her. She was the most courageous person I have ever known.

College Will Be a Blast, Just Say Yes!

David Kanegis | Posted 10.24.2014 | College
David Kanegis

You are about to embark upon one of the great journeys of your life. There will be obstacles, hurdles and perhaps some bumps. But there will also be independence, freedom, empowerment and the opportunity to experience life in a new way.

Take Your Life Off Cruise Control

David Kanegis | Posted 10.21.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Think it's too short to waste on repetitive thoughts and actions? Tired of the treadmill? If you're driven to distraction with the same old stuff, want to be a doer not a viewer, earn rather than only yearn excitement... here's your chance!

Thriving Through Forgiveness

Kathy Daniels | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathy Daniels

Forgiveness is exactly what needs to be done in order for you to grow emotionally, physically and spiritually. This is a major component of joyful living.

Lordy, Lordy, Look Who Finally Appreciates 40

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 06.22.2014 | Women
Christy Heitger-Ewing

I look back at my teenage pictures and I was a hottie! But I never thought so at the time. I only focused on the zit or the freckle or the number on the scale. As a result, I didn't appreciated what I had when I had it. Now that I'm older, my perspective has shifted, and I recognize that the "here and now" all too quickly becomes the "there and then."

Wake Up in a Great Mood

David Kanegis | Posted 06.21.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

We tend to live our lives as if we are in a hammock swinging back and forth between feeling stressed or relaxed, worried or serene, busy or too busy. Basically, we most often react to what we are consciously experiencing without stopping to catch our breath.

How Contemplative Photography Will Change Your Life by Changing How You See

Julie DuBose | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie DuBose

The way we see ourselves and our world is held together by the way we sort our experience. We constantly evaluate everything we see and hear based on what we think we know about it already.

5 Ways To Bring More Happiness To Your Life

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Being joyful is about inspiration, passion and motivation. It is about setting goals and taking time out to do the things you really enjoy doing. When you are joyful, your whole body benefits, especially your heart and your mind.

Take the Leap -- Creating Time to Be Alone

Heather McCloskey Beck | Posted 11.11.2013 | Home
Heather McCloskey Beck

Do you ever just sit down in a quiet place and allow yourself to simply Be, without looking at a magazine or listening to music, without watching television or reading a book?

The Purpose of Life

Heather McCloskey Beck | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather McCloskey Beck

Yes, our pursuit of truth is challenging, requiring us to be willing to think and respond in new and fresh ways, to be ready to break away from the pack mentality of thought.

Rare and Precious Joy

Tara Brach | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Begin by remembering to pause and savor the simple pleasures. Have the intention to hold gently the difficulties. Open your heart to the life of this moment and discover that joy is never very far away.

Three Ways to Make Peace With Time

Maureen Anderson | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

Whatever it is, it reminds me housework is as much meditation as anything else. It's a lovely frame for the rest of life -- disguised as a mindless, boring task that was always anything but.