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11 Reasons Why Travel Makes You a Happier Person

Jacada Travel | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

So the next time you find yourself heading out on a shopping spree to lift your mood, why not put that money towards a flight instead? Here are 11 ways in which travel can make you happier:

10 Things I Do Not Want to Hear on a First Date

Ms. Canyon Girl | Posted 03.13.2015 | Weddings
Ms. Canyon Girl

Over the past three years, I have been on plenty of dates, probably too many to count. There have been some great dates. What qualifies as a great date, you ask. For me, I would say a great date has three key ingredients: lots of laughter, some meaningful conversation, and physical attraction. I am quick to qualify a date as a bad if I hear one or more of the following things.

Writing Is My Bliss

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lev Raphael

Writing is hard work, but it's not just fun, sometimes it's bliss. As for writing a novel or any other book, what could be better? Working on one, I feel enveloped, protected, uplifted, transported. It's the best sort of vacation.

How To Make The Most Of Transitions

Judi Sheppard Missett | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Judi Sheppard Missett

I personally like change. It keeps me feeling challenged, interested and alive. But if your natural reaction to the idea of making a big shift ranges from mild nausea to all out terror, here are a few things you can do to drop the fear and embrace the change.

How to Create Supportive, Healthy and Compassionate Relationships in Business

Alissa Grainger | Posted 03.06.2015 | Business
Alissa Grainger

As we have built our team it has been very important to me to provide a nurturing and compassionate environment. I have experienced exactly how powerful and transformative someone's support and guidance can be.

My Sister's Unpredictable Life

Danielle Posa | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Posa

My family and I beg her to come home. We selfishly want her to be back in New York, or at least I do. I want to see her more. I want my friends to meet her, and hear all the interesting things she knows. And yet, in my heart I know that she should stay... at least for now.

7 Ways To Take Control Of Your Happiness

Estelle Williams | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Estelle Williams

When you are living your life focusing on your strengths, you are living in being. What you are good at -- your strengths -- comes naturally to you. The activities you struggle to grasp or never really achieve mastery of are examples of doing that just don't work. Stop telling yourself that you need to be good at everything and focus instead on what lights you up.

3 Fascinating Ways to Improve Your Wellbeing

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 02.27.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

As the body of scientific research into human flourishing continues to grow around the globe -- particularly in the field of positive psychology -- researchers are finding some unexpected approaches to improving our wellbeing.

Demons of Perfection

Barrett Pall | Posted 02.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Barrett Pall

Whether it's your weight, your sexuality, issues with your parents, or whatever it is that you beat yourself up for deep down inside, know that you're not perfect. You'll never be perfect. You're not supposed to be perfect. But you will be ok.

5 Essential Mind-Body-Behavior Practices That Enhance Everything

Douglas LaBier | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

Overall, we're seeing Western empirical science steadily confirm what's been observed and known about the mind/body/spirit interconnection within the ancient Eastern traditions. I think the upshot of these recent studies is that how you engage your mind, body and mental/emotional outlook in the world shapes and influences your total system.

The Real Reasons Money Stresses You Out (Regardless of How Much You Have)

meQuilibrium | Posted 02.23.2015 | Money
meQuilibrium

The fact is, there's no easy answer for money worries. Earning enough to support yourself or your family, spending what you do have wisely, saving enough for college, retirement, and more--those are serious, real concerns.

Work Less -- Live SMARTer!

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

While few of us might be willing to scale back our hours of work to 21 per week, any reduction is a beginning. The first step is to admit that working harder to buy more things will not make any of us any happier.

Your Body Is Wise, But It Needs for You to Pay Attention

Deepak Chopra | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Although complementary medicine has made strong advances, mainstream medical practice still keeps faith with drugs and surgery as the default methods ...

This Is How We Win

Diriye Osman | Posted 02.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

You may feel like your future is slipping from your grasp, that if you don't rush now to greet your dreams you might lose out on them, but please wait. If you are coming from an unsupportive environment with regards to your sexual orientation, the best thing to do is to establish your independence.

Chai = Love

Neha Sangwan, M.D. | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Neha Sangwan, M.D.

Almost every morning for 48 years, my dad has made bed tea for my mom and any of us lucky enough to be home. I would awaken to the gentle pounding of my father using the mortar and pestle to crush fresh pods of cardamom.

Well-Being in the World

Paul Stoller | Posted 02.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Stoller

On these dark and dreary February days the news has been hard to stomach. The brutality of videotaped ISIS executions has been gut-wrenching. In the...

Men Embrace the 'US' in Trust

Pamela Levin | Posted 02.02.2015 | Weddings
Pamela Levin

Most of my female friends have plenty of advice and suggestions when it comes to the topic of trust -- trusting their partner that is. But many guy...

Are You Giving Your Body Its Best Shot at a Long, Healthy Life?

Judi Sheppard Missett | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Judi Sheppard Missett

Think of your health like a savings account. Are you saving for a rainy day? There's so much we can do right now to contribute to our future wellbeing and longevity. Ask yourself these questions to get on track for a long, happy, healthy life.

Will Sitting Lawsuits Be Far Behind?

Kirsi Paalanen | Posted 01.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Kirsi Paalanen

The fact that conversations are happening and some companies are taking action brings hope that with time, more initiatives will be put in place to maximize employee's health, wellness, and productivity.

4 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Mental Wellness

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

Many of the same behavioral activation techniques that are used in the treatment of depression can improve your mental wellness even if you do not suffer from depression.

Do You Have Decision-Fatigue?

Neha Sangwan, M.D. | Posted 01.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Neha Sangwan, M.D.

Sure, there are areas of your life where you feel confident. And at other times, you find yourself stuck in a figure eight loop of uncertainty. Have you missed key opportunities because you couldn't make up your mind?

The Key to Feeling Heard, Every Time!

Neha Sangwan, M.D. | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Neha Sangwan, M.D.

If you want to be heard, stop trying so hard to get others to listen to you -- and start listening to them. (Hint: This can be harder than it sounds. Especially when you're passionate about whatever you want to share.) And when you do, you'll be pleasantly surprised to find others are tuning in.

The Art Of Being Alive Series: What Does It Mean to Come Alive?

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 03.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Adedayo Fashanu

Photo credit: Brie Seavey, Olga Dossa, Gvantsa Mamatsashvili, and Ellie Savoy. (Edited by Adedayo) The image used is with their permission along with...

Why Your Happiness Has Little to Do With Positive Thinking

Natasha Che | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Natasha Che

That's why believing in "change your thoughts, change your life" is just like believing that you can put out a fire by dispelling the smoke. Not that it will never work. It's just a lot of work for not a lot of results.

The Secret to Defeating Defensiveness

Neha Sangwan, M.D. | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Neha Sangwan, M.D.

Do you know someone who enters conversations with their dukes up? Maybe it's a colleague or boss at work. Or maybe it's someone around the dinner table or at family gatherings. You know, the person you wish would just relax, take a chill pill and stop arguing and interrupting.