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Secret to Happiness

Where Joy Really Comes From

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 03.08.2015 | Parents
Cathy Cassani Adams

I picked up my daughter from Kindergarten today and she said, "I just feel so like me today... I love feeling like me."

Can You Teach 'Happiness' In High School?

Anna Juszczyk | Posted 02.01.2014 | Teen
Anna Juszczyk

I'm this idealistic kind of person. According to me, happiness comes from everyday life. It's a choice, it's a state of mind. It's learning how to enjoy little things in life.

The Real Secret To Finding Happiness

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 12.21.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

Lately, people ask me about happiness as if I know the secret to finding it. I'm not sure why, exactly. There's no smile painted on my face, or sign that reads 'I'm really happy' around my neck. Perhaps it's a matter of perception -- my kids are off to college, I've been married a long time, I still get excited about the prospect of drinking a milkshake with a flexi-straw.

Live in the Nectar: Blueprints for Finding Your Sweet Spot of Contentment

Lindsey Kesel | Posted 11.09.2013 | Hawaii
Lindsey Kesel

In classical mythology, nectar is the divine food of the Gods, an ambrosia conferring immortality on anyone lucky enough to happen upon it. Living "in the nectar" is a metaphor for existing in that sublime state where you feel most joyous and alive.

Meghan Telpner: Has Well-being Become a Luxury Because So Few Experience It?

Meghan Telpner | Posted 10.19.2013 | Women
Meghan Telpner

In our society, complicating life is a lot easier than simplifying it. We firmly believe that every choice counts, and true health is not about choosing the lesser of two evils.

Soren Gordhamer: Mindfulness: So What's In It For Me?

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

While people spout off the benefits of mindfulness to "get that" or "achieve this," I think it is good to remember that the only moment we ever live is now.

The Secret to Happiness

Angella Nazarian | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Angella Nazarian

If I had a takeaway from the two inspirational speakers for the day, it would be that kindness is contagious, and it leads to greater benefits for the giver, and that happiness is about wanting what you already have.

Secrets of a Long and Happy Life

Helene Lerner | Posted 12.09.2012 | Women
Helene Lerner

Here are a few things I learned from my father and his boundless excitement for life. I hope you can benefit from Max's wisdom as much as I have.

Act Like a Baby: Life Lessons from a 1-Year-Old

Eleni Gage | Posted 11.06.2012 | Parents
Eleni Gage

When I think of what my 1-year-old has achieved in the past year -- learned to walk, eat solid food and interact with others -- I'm in awe. I've been trying to figure out what her secret is and the secret of all other babies who are growing at such a rapid, awe-inspiring pace.

The Best Kept Secret to Happiness ...

M. Lin | Posted 10.24.2014 | Women
M. Lin

Each small pleasure in life can be lingered over to produce more happiness for our buck.