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Hitting the Reset Button

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Robyn Hessinger, intuitive, medium, Reiki master, and founder of Inspired Guidance Sometimes we just need a fresh start. Whether i...

WATCH: These Kids Teach Us How To Be Happy

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 04.04.2014 | Good News

These four kids have discovered the secret to happiness ... and they agreed to share their knowledge with us. They know what to do when you're hap...

Stepping Toward Happiness

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Maria Rodale

  There comes a point in everyone's life when they need to choose life. As Elizabeth Gilbert writes in her new book The Signature of All Thing...

Yoga to Transform a Bad Day

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher When I was asked to write on this topic, the first thought I had was, "How can I write a b...

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.

Stop Eating Frogs! Just Be Happy

Valerie Alexander | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Valerie Alexander

Instead of fixating on how much you dread a task, and forcing yourself to do it first, try changing your mindset about the supposedly unpleasant thing you have to do. Decide in advance that performing that job will make you happy, then come up with a list of all the ways that will happen.

Rare and Precious Joy

Tara Brach | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Begin by remembering to pause and savor the simple pleasures. Have the intention to hold gently the difficulties. Open your heart to the life of this moment and discover that joy is never very far away.

11 Ways To Plant The Seeds For A Happier Life

Posted 08.09.2013 | OWN

Want to generate cultivate friendships, strengthen your body, or just pick gorgeous roses in your own backyard? Read on to plant the seeds for a h...

How To Make Anybody Feel Insanely Special

Posted 07.22.2013 | OWN

Need to help out bummed-out friends, spouses, bosses, coworkers, neighbors, siblings, parents or plain old acquaintances? Columnist Leigh Newman weigh...

18 Things That Remind Us Everything's Going To Be All Right

Posted 06.18.2013 | OWN

By Candace Braun Davison In those frazzled moments when you're dreaming of being abducted by aliens just so you can escape your life, these small j...

LOOK: A Recipe For Happiness

Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

28 Definitions Of Happiness (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living

Happiness, as the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it, is "a state of well-being and contentment." Sure, that's one way to put it. But what does it ...

17 Things You Can Find That Make You Feel Awesome (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.16.2013 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Which ones have you stumbled upon? Which ones should you start looking for today? Here are the insanely special things anybody ca...

The Surprising Secret To Happiness

Gary Zukav | Posted 04.30.2013 | OWN

By Gary Zukav Gary Zukav, author of The Seat of the Soul and co-founder of the Seat of the Soul Institute, explains the one quality we all need to ...

5 Decisions That Will Bring You More Happiness

Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living

By Therese Borchard Recent happiness studies indicate that popularity, influence, and money do not make people happiest – even as our culture su...

Unconventional Happiness Secrets That Actually Work

Posted 04.29.2013 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Here’s the lowdown behind the newest research on how to get more happy -- right now. 1. Walk like you're in a shampoo commerci...

9 Extraordinary Ways To Silence Your Inner Critic

Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jancee Dunn A little self-criticism is a good thing: It can be a reality check that spurs you to be a better person. But there is a vast differ...

Gratitude

Maggie Lyon | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

I am so grateful for this miraculous life. I can't explain exactly how I've been thrust into such an evocative and openhearted place of gratitude exactly, but wow, am I feeling open, sunny, and joyful, and just so totally appreciative of the wonder of this all.

Do You Choose to Live Unhappily Ever After?

Donna Steinhorn | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Steinhorn

Happiness is a choice. Yes, even for those who were born genetically grumpy, it's possible to choose to be happier. Even when things around you are falling apart, it's possible to choose to be happy. I learned that by the time I was 3 -- a lesson learned from my parents.

10 Really Simple Ways To Be Happier

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 03.09.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Debbie Gisonni

In the 24/7 technology-centric environment in which we live and work, true happiness seems to be less attainable than ever before, yet it's the one thing everyone seeks. Here are 10 ways that can help you bring more happiness into your life.

8 Tiny Things You Can Do To Increase Your Happiness

Posted 11.06.2012 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Most of the mystery about feeling good isn't that much of a mystery. Columnist Leigh Newman gives us a quick refresher. ...

5 Things Happy People Do

Posted 10.31.2012 | OWN

By Gabrielle LeBlanc Sages going back to Socrates have offered advice on how to be happy, but only now are scientists beginning to address this...

What's Your Strategy For Happiness?

Jeff Cannon | Posted 11.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeff Cannon

Yes, we all need a roof over our head and food to eat. We all need love and some form of a relationship we can rely on. We all need the basics to sustain life, but YOUR happiness doesn't lie in attaining those basic needs. It lies in the details of who you are as a person.

Transform Into A Self-Aware And Passionate Person

Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

At its most basic, self-awareness is simply self-appreciating the self. To find an answer to a question we are all interested in -- "How am I doing?" -- you have to be willing to look in the first place.

6 Surprising Ways To Find Happiness

Sheenie Ambardar, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Sheenie Ambardar, M.D.

It's never too late to start along this path -- whether you're 30 or 70. Your reward will be a life well-lived and a sense of freedom and liberation that only comes to those willing to experience life on their own terms... you can do it!