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5 Happiness Practices to Increase Levels of Joy

Susie Wolbe | Posted 02.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

For most of us, these are not new ideas. They are simply habits we have failed to establish... until now. Make today a fresh start for you. Love yourself enough to realize you deserve a happy life filled with joy, gratitude, appreciation, and good health.

Teaching Your Dog-Tired Mind Some New Tricks

Hope Gillerman | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Hope Gillerman

Many of us can feel low over the holidays, rely on alcohol and sugar to cope, get stuck on the pity path, snap at people we care about, and feel o...

5 Of Oprah's Biggest 'Aha' Moments From 2014

OWN | Posted 12.26.2014 | OWN

Oprah has conducted countless interviews over the last 12 months. Each has been revealing in its own right, but several have actually caused the media...

How A 2-Minute Exercise Can Redirect Your Brain Toward Happiness

OWN | Posted 12.12.2014 | OWN

Feeling down? A bad mood can be tough enough to break, but when you feel as if your entire life has hit a rough patch, it can be impossible to see the...

4 Top-Selling Authors Share Their Favorite Ways To Unwind

OWN | Posted 08.27.2014 | OWN

The day that wouldn't seem to end, the week that brought one challenge after another, the weekend that ended up being a whirlwind of responsibility --...

4 Practical Ways To Find Instant Peace

OWN | Posted 08.08.2014 | OWN

What soothes your soul? When Oprah posed this question to four authors, entertainers and spiritual thinkers in the above "Super Soul Sunday" video, th...

A Simple Exercise That Can Double Your Happiness

OWN | Posted 05.30.2014 | OWN

Have you ever noticed that sometimes the anticipation of an event -- a weeklong vacation to the beach, a long-overdue visit from a dear friend, a wedd...

The REAL Reason Success Can't Make You Happy

OWN | Posted 05.27.2014 | OWN

Work hard, achieve your goals, become happy -- that's the happiness formula many believe to be universally true. But happiness researcher Shawn Achor ...

Is The Glass Half Full Or Half Empty? Answer: It Doesn't Matter

OWN | Posted 05.23.2014 | OWN

It's the age-old question: Is the glass half full, or half empty? According to happiness researcher Shawn Achor, it doesn't matter. "Our entire bra...

The Email That Could Help You Live Longer

OWN | Posted 05.22.2014 | OWN

Harvard-trained researcher and Before Happiness author Shawn Achor says that sending one simple email a day, for 21 days, will immediately increase yo...

5 Easy Steps to Accessing More Happiness and Boosting Your Success

Kathy Caprino | Posted 02.03.2014 | Women
Kathy Caprino

The three greatest predictors of happiness are optimism (the belief your behavior will eventually matter), social connection, and how we perceive stress (as a challenge or as a threat). If we want to raise happiness we need to make both mindset and behavior shifts.