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Pursuit of Happiness

It's The Chase

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 08.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mitch Rosenzweig

The fun isn't about setting the trap or eating the cheese, it's about the joy of learning to live together. The way we handle frustration builds both character and faith. Chasing your dreams is important, but so is living in the here and now.

Are You Chasing Giants?

Melissa J. Nixon | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business
Melissa J. Nixon

As far back as I can remember, I knew I would be keynote speaking, training, and leveraging my gifts to empower others to leverage theirs as well. But I assumed it would be through the path of those that had gone before me!

Dear Old Me...

Evelyn Fiske | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Evelyn Fiske

If there is anything I have learned over the past year it is the fact that you never know what battle someone is facing but hiding. The smile they hav...

Why I No Longer Pursue Happiness

Leslie Handler | Posted 06.05.2016 | Fifty
Leslie Handler

When I was a little girl, my parents brought home a puppy. I'm not quite sure why they picked this particular puppy to bring home because neither of them had ever owned a dog before, and this was going to be a big one.

Chasing happiness - If you stop you may find it

Tanya Brown | Posted 05.27.2016 | Women
Tanya Brown

I remember once in grade school a good friend asked me if I was happy. That really shook me because I felt that my mask was firmly in place and he was...

What I Learned From My Romantic Vacation Alone

Laurel Moll | Posted 05.24.2016 | Travel
Laurel Moll

Don't get me wrong, I love to travel with friends, family, or with a lover, but I am so happy I experienced a solo trip, and I'll definitely do it again (though next time I'll probably pick a spot that's less packed with honeymooners).

Is the Pursuit of Happiness Self-Defeating

Marc Fleurbaey | Posted 05.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Marc Fleurbaey

Obviously, comparability is required before SWB enhancing policies can be designed even if, as our results suggest, SWB measures provide a good proxy for what people care about in their lives. Future research exploring this question could provide the next big push to the happiness wave.

Trapped by the American Dream

Vikki Nicometo | Posted 05.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Vikki Nicometo

Except there's one problem -- many of us aren't living happily ever after. Many of us have jobs, bosses or careers we really hate. And often this leaves us feeling as if our very soul is being sucked right out of us.

Finding Happiness After Loss

Jeff Sebell | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Jeff Sebell

One of the offshoots of inner contentment is that, through it, you can achieve a state of fulfillment; a state of "feeling good" or a more permanent happiness, a state not dependent on people or events, and one that has staying power.

My Marriage Doesn't Make Me Happy

Michelle Dempsey | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Michelle Dempsey

Happiness comes from within? Over the course of my adult life, I have read this statement more times than I can count. Coffee mugs, magnets, bumper s...

7 Secret Truths About Happiness

Tom Casano | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Tom Casano

Peace releases us from stress, worries, and sadness. When we feel free of anxiety, even if things aren't as great as they could be, we have already found happiness and are on the road to even greater happiness.

Recognizing All of America's S/Heroes

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.23.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Kudos to the Treasury Department which has announced that Harriet Tubman's face will grace the front of the redesigned $20 bill, making her the first woman in more than a century and first African American ever to be represented on the face of an American paper note.

5 Day Manifestation Detox to Boost Your Happiness

Crystal Shae | Posted 04.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Crystal Shae

Focusing on feeling good can give you a huge boost in happiness. That happiness boost will then fuel you to go after your dreams in a bigger way. And since happiness is really what you're after, why not just start with that?

Relief for Depression: The Key May Be Individualized Help

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 04.04.2016 | Women
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

With increasing demands at work, family responsibilities, and the expectation of what having it all should look like, statistics show depression affec...

The Time Is Always Right to Do Right

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We must act upon his warnings if our children, nation's future and founding principles -- subverted and still sullied by the legacies of slavery, Native American genocide, exclusion of women and non-propertied men of all colors from our electoral processes -- are to be saved.

Being Seen

Susana K. McCollom | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Susana K. McCollom

I'm watching a commercial, and about to get up. But a woman implores me to stay. "See me," she says. Then another does the same. "Don't just ...

9 Simple Tips to Keep Your Mood Up (Even When Everything Goes Wrong)

Ann Davis | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Ann Davis

While I can't promise to teach you how to cast a spell like Harry Potter, the following tips can have an almost magical effect on your mood.

Have We Met Before?

Rani St. Pucchi | Posted 03.15.2016 | Women
Rani St. Pucchi

Not surprisingly, many of us actually believe in reincarnation. Many books, documentaries, and films have been created dealing with this subject, allowing the average person to believe we have more than one life, one experience, and that there is more out there than just this physical reality.

The Secret to Happiness

Marilyn Tam | Posted 03.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn Tam

Life is a journey, things happen for reasons that we may not understand at the time. Hold a longer perspective and face each day with equanimity.

The Truth About Those Elusive Jerks -- Joy and Happiness

Janet Bertolus | Posted 03.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Janet Bertolus

Have you ever tried to pursue happiness? The big smiley face kind? I have. That is one slippery, elusive, and habitually unattainable little thing--when pursued.

The Pursuit of Happiness

Chaya Block | Posted 03.02.2016 | Travel
Chaya Block

Living so far away from home can get tough. I am currently living independently in NYC, while the rest of my family lives in Melbourne, Australia. The...

The Pursuit of Purpose, A Calling, Meaningful Work

Erin McElroy | Posted 02.24.2016 | Business
Erin McElroy

I recently had a conversation about the pursuit of purpose, where the guy I was talking to mentioned all that you read and hear that starts with, "Well, first just find your purpose."

Life Lessons I Learned From My Baby

Aegean Thompson | Posted 02.22.2016 | Parents
Aegean Thompson

Each morning as I wake up for the fifth time, exhausted and a little cranky, I think of the day that lies ahead of me and the overwhelm kicks into gea...

What Do You Value?

Tracey Burns | Posted 02.11.2016 | Business
Tracey Burns

For years I have worked with brands helping to determine their values as part of a bigger brand strategy. A brands' values drive and unify the internal culture and behaviour of its organisation.

The Myth of Happiness That Will Prevent You From Being Truly Happy

Jackie Vecchio | Posted 02.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jackie Vecchio

The greatest myth of happiness is that it is in the future. Somewhere out there. Attached to some thing, some achievement, some success. And only when we finally reach it, do we get to experience it.