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The Christmas Blog I Don't Have Time to Write

Ginny Sassaman | Posted 12.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ginny Sassaman

Back in the 1980s, before working as a full time watercolor artist ate up every ounce of my creative time and energy, I made our annual Christmas ca...

Would You Rather Be Happy and Poor or Unhappy and Wealthy?

Ira Israel | Posted 08.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ira Israel

Personally I espouse and teach one facet of Martin Seligman's "Positive Psychology," which is that everyone has a range of happiness and there are tools that keep us in the higher echelons of our happiness ranges.

10 Things We Can Learn From Our Dogs That Will Make Us Happier and Healthier Humans

Lisa Zawistowski | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Zawistowski

Having taken a step back to observe my dogs and other dogs too, the following is what I believe they would convey were they equipped with verbal communication capabilities that we could understand. Dogs would tell you these 10 things...

12 Things Happy People Do Differently

Jacob Sokol | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jacob Sokol

I found out there are a lot of people like me -- young, energetic, intense, purpose-driven, but frustrated with the status quo and a little freaked out about our prospects for the future. I couldn't just wait for happiness and satisfaction to find me; I was going to have to make my own.

Dear Friends and Future Lover(s)

Ira Israel | Posted 11.17.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Ira Israel

Trying to communicate anything of note via text message equals one thing: fear of intimacy. Anyone who can't pick up the phone or look you in the eye when conveying vital information suffers from a dreadful fear of abandonment which manifests as a fear of intimacy.

Happiness Redefined -- Thank You, Anne Lamott

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 09.01.2013 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

The inner sense of well-being, the kind you can sink into like a comfy pillow after a long hard day, has more to do with who you are than what you do or what you have.

10 Things Happy People Do Differently

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Since graduating with my master's degree in positive psychology, I've worked with and observed thousands of people in a wide variety of settings, and happy people just flow with the groove of life in a unique way. Here is what they do differently.

5 Ways To Have A Hotter Sex Life

Stacey Nelkin | Posted 03.04.2013 | Weddings
Stacey Nelkin

The key is to keep it fresh -- make your marriage feel new and exciting. We all know what familiarity breeds and it's not desire! We humans are hard-wired to get excited by novelty.

Technology and Happiness: When Work Leads to Balance and Life Becomes a Ride

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Edwards

Technology has certainly changed the landscape of our culture. From creative outlets and communication to social structures and mobile work/live space...

The Importance of Being Unhappy

Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW

Take your own sweet time to stay unhappy. Then allow it to serve its purpose, play out its role, before getting in a hurry to ward it off.