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The Art of Happiness

The Perfect Present For Any Day Of The Year

Maura Sweeney | Posted 02.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Maura Sweeney

Whether we're doing the forgiving -- or gifting forgiveness to others -- is ultimately hard to tell. But in either case, gifting forgiveness is quite the miracle. It prepares a path for peace, happiness and rest for our souls.

The Flip Side for Giving Thanks

Maura Sweeney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maura Sweeney

Thanksgiving is fast approaching. While most consider offering thanks for traditional bounties, my contemplation turns to the flip side: giving thanks for things that, at least on their surface, hardly qualify for appreciation.

How Do You Define Success?

Maura Sweeney | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Maura Sweeney

A few years ago, the highly purposed idealist in me experienced a brief, but highly personal, crisis. Today, I am redefining success as personal growth and creative self-expression. I may not fit an established norm, but I've made myself happy.

The Case for Being Ourselves

Maura Sweeney | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Maura Sweeney

Mike appeared to conclude his mentoring session. Getting up from his desk, he led me toward the door of his glass-enclosed office. Before I exited, he looked me in the eye and smiled. "Maura, don't try to replicate me. Always remember to be yourself."

Learning The Art Of Happiness

Howard C. Cutler, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Howard C. Cutler, M.D.

New scientific evidence dispels our cultural biases and myths, such as perceiving happiness as a somewhat "soft" or frivolous subject, or considering happiness to be self-centered or self-indulgent.

Survival Of The Selfless?

Peter Clothier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Clothier

Recent studies of human behavior are revealing that survival skills also required such qualities as compassion, mutual understanding and collaboration, even selflessness.