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Unhappiness

How Did You Get to Be the Way You Are?

Judith Johnson | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Remember that your beliefs are powerful self-fulfilling prophecies. The bottom line of this is that if you change your beliefs, you will change your experiences. You are not a victim unless you choose to be. Health and well-being in adulthood is not achieved through the accumulation of external successes, but rather through cleaning out your internal emotional closets.

The Nasty Flip Side of Gratitude

An Bourmanne | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
An Bourmanne

This post originally appeared on unapologeticandhappy.com. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is no...

What Makes A City Unhappy?

Pacific Standard | Dana McMahan | Posted 11.24.2014 | World

I live in two of the country’s saddest cities. At least that’s if I’m to believe the results of a National Bureau of Economic Research working p...

Not Everyone Wants To Be Happy

Scientific American | Jennifer Aaker and Emily Esfahani Smith | Posted 10.29.2014 | World

Everyone wants to be happy. It's a fundamental human right. It's associated with all sorts of benefits. We, as a society, spend millions trying to fig...

The Connection Between Entrepreneurship And Happiness

Inc. | AJ Agrawal | Posted 10.21.2014 | World

We've all had those moments where time is frozen. Athletes describe it as being in the "zone." Some people describe it as perfect euphoria. In his boo...

Are We Trying Too Hard to Be Happy?

Psychology Today | Krystine I. Batcho | Posted 10.20.2014 | World

Are we trying too hard to be happy? Social science has given mixed messages about how happy Americans are today. On the one hand, data from the Genera...

8 Scientifically-Backed Ways To Feel Happier Right Now

Real Simple/Time | Lindsey Murray | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

The key to happiness is obviously a whole lot more complicated than simple addition (x+y=joy). But maybe a “happiness equation” isn’t such a far...

Happiness Is Overrated

Business Insider | Tony Schwartz | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

Some years ago, I spent time with a guy who I typically greeted in the most ordinary way: "How are you?" I'd ask. "I'm WON-DER-FUL," he'd respond, ...

WATCH: A Formula For Happiness

Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 9:00 - 10:00am MDT (11:00am - 12:00pm EDT). Social scientists have cracked the code on happiness. By marrying ancient wisdom and new ...

How To End Your Addiction To Drama

OWN | Posted 04.24.2014 | OWN

Are you seeking peace or drama in your life? Bestselling spiritual author Eckhart Tolle says we all want peace -- but something inside of us yearns...

Why Chasing Happiness May Leave You Feeling Unhappier Than Ever

Forbes | Amy Morin | Posted 04.23.2014 | World

Although the pursuit of happiness has been a topic of discussion since the Declaration of Independence, the suggestion that everyone should feel happy...

11 Easy Ways To Be Happier

Susie Moore | Posted 05.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

We are so busy worrying about what will be in the future or living in the past. True joy, peace and contentment come from being alive and present in the current moment. It is all we have and it is all there really is.

Why Grades Are Causing a Culture of Unhappiness Among College Students

Stephanie Yang | Posted 05.23.2014 | College
Stephanie Yang

While I am by no means advocating for looser academic standards or less learning, I don't think stricter grading scales necessarily enforce a higher level of learning.

6 Life Lessons From Disney Movies

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Karen Salmansohn

You know how a taco, burrito and enchilada all have the same ingredients, they're just laid out in different ways? Well... The Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid 2 and Tangled all share the same basic ingredients for storylines about good versus evil -- just played out in different ways.

5 Signs That You Could Be Happier (And How To Make It Happen)

Jennie Shulkin | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennie Shulkin

The happiest people see the same world and the same events in an entirely different light. Try to think about what you are grateful for when you are feeling upset. Regardless of what you have (and do not have), there are blessings in your life that you should appreciate.

13 Ways To Find Your Happy Place

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Black Voices

Sitting in front of your computer at the starting end of a work week may not exactly be your happy place, but as those who've mastered the ever-elusiv...

Why Things Are Never Good Enough for You

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Life is really just a whole bunch of "right now" moments strung together. If this moment is not what we want, and we constantly find ourselves waiting for a better future -- minutes or years from now -- then we're really just accepting our own unhappiness all the time.

No Holding Pattern

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Examine what holding patterns you may be settling for. Tell yourself the truth and examine the options. When two people are making skillful relationship choices, there is no limit to where things can go.

The Most Common Reason For Unhappiness, From Agapi Stassinopoulos (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

When Agapi Stassinopoulos, author of "Unbinding the Heart," joined me on Mondays With Marlo this week, she told me that ungratefulness leads to unhapp...

Why Wives Are Fed Up With Marriage

Vicki Larson | Posted 06.24.2013 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Forget about "two becoming one" when a man and woman marry; in fact, what we really experience is a "his" and a "hers" marriage -- a husband's and a wife's.

Boomer Psych 101: You Are Not Alone

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 05.11.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

Rising job/career loss concerns, too much information and major cultural shifts since WWII have affected us all, unless of course you live in a media-free bubble, in which case you probably aren't reading this anyway.

Why We Put Happiness On Hold (And How To Stop Doing That)

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

We've all done it: putting our happiness on hold until some magical future date when the big thing that we want happens and we'll give ourselves permission to be happy. Here's the problem with that kind of thinking.

The Good News About Your Search For Happiness

Nancy Colier | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Permanent happiness is the goal of our life -- a goal that we can never reach, at least not in the way we imagine. What we can reach, however, is a state of well-being, a deep sense of lasting contentment that can include and survive both happiness and unhappiness!

What's Preventing You From Happiness?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

I think we're asking the wrong questions about happiness. The most common one we ask is: What can I do to find happiness? But I think the real question we should ask is: What is preventing me from experiencing happiness?

How To Deal With A Victim Mentality

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 11.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

Whether you're confronting someone with a "victim" mentality or transforming your own negativity, being empathic is vital. Elevating you to the realm of the heart, empathy allows you to non-defensively understand, even have mercy on antagonizers.