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Finding Happiness

7 Unexpected Things That Can Make You Happy

Hervé Larren | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Hervé Larren

"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" are so fundamental to our well-being that our forefathers included these values in the Declaration of Independence. So, shouldn't it be obvious how to achieve that third value, happiness? Not in my experience.

Staying Positive With Dementia: 'There's Still A Lot Of Good Life Out There'

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.10.2014 | Fifty

Ron Grant is adamant that his dementia won't define his life. “There’s still a lot of good life out there,” said Grant, who was diagnosed wit...

One Life Has 30,000 Days, So Enjoy The Greater Moments

HuffPost Live | Alison Zaslav | Posted 04.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

You don't have to be an extreme adventurer to live life to the fullest. That's the message world renowned explorer Mike Horn shared with HuffPost ...

The Key to Being Happy, No Matter What Happens

Ray Dodd | Posted 04.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Ray Dodd

The key to being happy is realizing that you decide what everything means kindling emotions that are in line with the story you have been telling yourself. With that awareness you have a choice -- the choice to be happy, no matter what.

27 Things You Need To Know About Happiness

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.20.2014 | Healthy Living

We all have different ideas of how to achieve total bliss. For some it's in the company of loved ones, for others it's following their passions -- but...

How I Journaled My Way Out of My Job

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
M. Shannon Hernandez

Hurricane Sandy Gave Me A Gift When Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast in October of 2012, I was granted a gift -- the gift of a bonus week off of wor...

Is Rhett Butler Now in 'Right Work'?

Leni Miller | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Leni Miller

Right Work At Any Age: "Youth is not always... wasted on the young!" Who doesn't remember the steamy scene in the 1939 film rendition of Margaret Mit...

Why We Have the Time to Actually Live Our Lives

Madeline Wahl | Posted 02.28.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

I emerged from the subway to a crisp Sunday afternoon with clear skies and snowflakes on the sidewalk and as I was thinking about what chores I had to do that evening I heard a woman say, "Excuse me, do you have the time?"

Want to Succeed, Optimize, Actualize? Love More, Love Deeper

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

We all know that love is important, yet we often don't spend time thinking about why we should and how we can bring more love into our lives. In fact, it is love -- and all of its inherent qualities -- that can help us lead even more extraordinary, meaningful, and successful lives.

The Moment I Knew: 'I Didn't Realize How Happy I Could Be'

Posted 02.12.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Project Exponential founder Michelle Welsch was living on New York City's Upper West Side, feeling like a "frumpy housewife," when she decided to spen...

Goodbye to Complaining: Ringing in 2014 on an Optimistic Note

Julie Halpert | Posted 03.01.2014 | Women
Julie Halpert

I worry often about what could go wrong instead of savoring the moment. I find myself having to push to embrace what's positive, even though I'm blessed in so many ways.

The Future of Happiness -- Up or Down?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

This model of a kind of happiness that no one can take away from you remains as radical today as it was centuries ago, perhaps more so given the hold that materialism has over us. But appearances are deceiving, I think.

6 Ways To Find Real Happiness

Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

What does it really take to be satisfied? We asked some of the smartest people we know. Can I Make My Job Meaningful? I've been a house pa...

State of the World Got You Down? How to Find Peace in a Seemingly Out-of-Control World

Tamara Star | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

When the world seems out of control, here's how to find peace within yourself. After the recent Colorado high school shootings, there's no doubt ou...

Stressed? How to Thrive and Enjoy the Holiday Season

Marilyn Tam | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

In the midst of all the busyness, we often forget to eat well, exercise, sleep enough, and do the self-care routine that we usually do. Our body, mental state and emotions are going to suffer when we neglect ourselves.

Proof You Can Find Happiness Anywhere

Posted 01.23.2014 | 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...

WATCH: 'I Earn Less Money Than I Could, But I Am Infinitely Happier'

Posted 02.03.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Mark Rowland makes his living as a cheer leader. That's his job title at Delivering Happiness, an organization that helps make offices into happier...

Can You Teach 'Happiness' In High School?

Anna Juszczyk | Posted 02.01.2014 | Teen
Anna Juszczyk

I'm this idealistic kind of person. According to me, happiness comes from everyday life. It's a choice, it's a state of mind. It's learning how to enjoy little things in life.

The One Problem With Feeling Joyful (And How To Fix It)

Posted 11.27.2013 | OWN

By Brené Brown I used to stand over my two kids while they slept, and just as a profound sense of love and joy washed over me, I'd imagine...

Showing Up as Your Authentic Self in Relationships

Sarina Tomel | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Sarina Tomel

I've learned that it's not about how the guy needs to fit into my plans, but rather how we can create a future together.

Searching for God at Trader Joe's

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

This past week, I visited Trader Joe's in Stamford, Conn. searching for God. I posted two questions. First, what item would be #1 on God's shopping ...

Football Player Quits NFL After Reading Chomsky, Dalai Lama

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living

It's often said that "money can't buy happiness" and one NFL player appears to have found that the adage still holds true. John Moffitt seemed to h...

Where Does the Sky Begin?

Ari Andersen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ari Andersen

I cannot point to one thing and say, "It is that right there that brings me effortless joy!" any more than I can say, "Oh, the sky starts right over here." It is these series of breaths we take and the beautiful things that happen in between them that provide weight to our existence.

Carolyn Gregoire

How To Wire Your Brain For Happiness | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living

The secret to lasting happiness might be neatly summed up in a cheesy neuroscience joke: "The neurons that fire together, wire together." "It’s ...

Katrina Alcorn: 10 Things Every Working Parent Should Have On Their Happy List

Katrina Alcorn | Posted 12.11.2013 | Parents
Katrina Alcorn

Our goal is to make our nervous systems more resilient by inducing more positive emotions throughout each day. With that in mind, here are 10 suggestions for your personal Happy List.