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Enjoying Life

The Thought That Changed My Life

Paul Perkins | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Perkins

Contentment is not obsessing with the future -- the day you'll finally get the perfect job or perfect spouse or perfect child or house or car -- because life is best lived in the present.

Make Everything More Fun!

Erin Cox | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

From the monotonous routine of maintaining a home, to your workouts, parenting, and your work life, this question can be transformational.

Have a Career That You Enjoy

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 11.20.2014 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

Growing up, my parents told me to study hard to become a scientist, a doctor, a lawyer...you know, the high paying careers that requires years and years of schooling.

3 First Date Dos and Don'ts -- Plus An Affirmation!

David Kanegis | Posted 11.05.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

There are lots of strategies you can employ before arranging your first meet. They include identifying what you want out of a relationship -- what you are seeking in a companion, their values, conversational ability, personality, sense of humor and the traits that most turn you on.

How To Make Laziness The Most Productive Thing You Do All Day

Peter Field | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Field

You don't have to live your life rushing around like a busy little bee or a racing car driver, throttle to the floor all of the time! With focus and dedication, you can regain control of your life's calendar and allow yourself to spend more time being creatively lazy.

Don't Wait to Enjoy Life

Paul Perkins | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Perkins

Worry is a tide that perpetually pulls me, dragging me from the present. Before I know it, I'm completely distracted, oblivious to everything around me, consumed with anxiety and fear. I'm not living in the present -- with all its beauty and wonder -- but somewhere in my head, far from anything resembling enjoyment.

The Dichotomy of Pain and Pleasure (And How to Activate Your Joy and Heal the World)

Miriam Ava | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

I'm a huge fan of Dr. Christiane Northrup's, and what she recently said about the dichotomy of pain and pleasure on this planet truly hit home. Whil...

7 Ways to De-Stress and Enjoy Your Days

Rosa Medina-Fassett | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Rosa Medina-Fassett

Are your days filled with stress, dread and have-tos? Do you find yourself dreading your week, and it is only just beginning? It is very easy to f...

How Your Personality Type Can Determine Your Retirement Type

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 11.03.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

I have my own theory about why some people retire happily and others get depressed or ill upon retirement, about why some people drive fast and like rollercoaster rides and horror movies, and others-- like me-- absolutely refuse to see anything violent and frightening and have always avoided scary rides in amusement parks.

The Case For Putting Nothing On Your To-Do List

Nicole Glassman | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

It seems many of us have a fear of failing, or not doing enough, or not doing it "right." We are afraid that if we leave that inbox unattended, we will seem irresponsible. If we leave the dishes in the sink for that moment, we are just creating more to do later.

The No. 1 Reason Good Habits Don't Last

Max Ogles | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Max Ogles

The number one reason people give up on good habits, generally, is that they just aren't enjoyable. It's a simple truth: You are less likely to continue doing something that you do not enjoy. Here's some proof...

Take Your Life Off Cruise Control

David Kanegis | Posted 10.21.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Think it's too short to waste on repetitive thoughts and actions? Tired of the treadmill? If you're driven to distraction with the same old stuff, want to be a doer not a viewer, earn rather than only yearn excitement... here's your chance!

How to Live Life to the Fullest

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

Too often we save things in life for the wrong reasons. Besides material goods, we save our emotions because we don't want to be hurt, our appearance because we don't want to look old, or our flaws because we don't want to be anything less than perfect.

WATCH: The Life Changing Moment That Led One Man To Personal Discovery

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living

What does it take in order to really appreciate life? For author don Miguel Ruiz, it took a near-death experience for him to fully enjoy his wakin...

Getting Old Is Not So Bad

Honey Seltzer | Posted 05.20.2014 | Fifty
Honey Seltzer

I am made more aware each day of my own mortality, and how few years I possibly still have left on this earth.

Terminal C: Lessons Learned for Happiness

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 04.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

Every day we have an opportunity to learn a lesson, if we listen closely and see. I am grateful to learn and for these opportunities to make my life better so I can enjoy life, and hope you can take advantage of these little opportunities, too.

Lost and Found

Irene Tanner | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

Now that my definition of "home" has a whole new landscape and mindset, I will take some time to reflect on feelings about the events that have transp...

2014: Another Year of Possibilities, But Another Year Gone

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 03.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

This article is not, in any way, meant to be pessimistic. I, personally, have never actually welcomed "New Year's" as an exciting event. I have alw...

12th Graders and Parents: Enjoy the Holidays and Chill!

David Kanegis | Posted 02.16.2014 | Education
David Kanegis

Students and parents you have the ability to analyze, and determine responses and reactions to all the challenges life sends your way. It's never too early to begin the process. You'll reap great rewards in the future.

The Real Reason I Remain So Cheerful All The Time

Roz Warren | Posted 02.13.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

'How do you manage to remain so cheerful?' people ask. 'Your job can be so stressful, and yet you're always smiling. What's your secret?' It isn't that I was born a perpetually happy camper, or that I've finally found the right meds. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.) It's because I'm a writer.

Live in the Present and Enjoy the Journey of Life

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 12.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

Life is most enjoyable and meaningful when you are present in every moment. Living in the past or future, as we often do, only serves to drain your spirit. The past, whether successful or full of failures, is done and over with. You can't change it. Worrying about the future is also a burden.

10 Signs Your Life Is On The Right Track

Posted 09.24.2013 | OWN

It looks great from the outside, but are you living the life you were meant to? How to check in with your inner self. By Amy Shearn 1. Your Repu...

Unfinished Business... Or Why I Left My Office Jobs

Amanda Brewington | Posted 06.03.2013 | Detroit
Amanda Brewington

When something needs to be accomplished I would rather stay up late and get something done in one day rather than spend two days doing something. This is why I didn't fare well in an office setting. And now I know why.

Dr. Toy's Rx for Playful Spontaneity

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 01.28.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

Having fun as a parent does not have to cost you anything. You don't need anything but your creative imagination.

Tease Your Brain To Make Tasks More Fun

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

Sometimes, we have to do things in life that aren't part of our skill set. And when that happens, it's important to find a way to make the experience more enjoyable -- or at least bearable.