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Finding Happiness

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.

10 Things To Give Up In Exchange For Happiness

Tamara Star | Posted 12.10.2013 | Women
Tamara Star

I'm told happiness is a choice. Unfortunately we complicate our lives to the point of being unable to recognize happiness when it appears before our eyes.

365 Invocations to Create an Extraordinary Life, Week 7

Carol Simone | Posted 12.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol Simone

Close your eyes and take several deep breaths. As you breathe into your body, notice there is the you who is breathing and also there is someone else quietly noticing you breathing. This part of you is watching over you, always has been and always will.

8 Simple Pleasures You're Forgetting To Enjoy

Posted 10.07.2013 | 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...

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...

WATCH: Rev. Bacon's Powerful Advice For Struggling Father

OWN | Posted 09.23.2013 | OWN

After losing his house and job, 46-year-old single father Johnny is wondering if happiness is even possible anymore. He poses that question to author ...

Author Nicholas Sparks On The Key To Happiness (VIDEO)

Posted 09.20.2013 | Healthy Living

As an internationally best-selling author, Nicholas Sparks knows a little something about money, fame and power. But he's also in touch with his e...

Is it Ever Too Late? Watch and See

Nancy Lang | Posted 11.19.2013 | Women
Nancy Lang

A few weeks ago, my beautiful mother who is 75, had a recital, where 35 friends and family members (including her mother who's almost 102 years old), were honored to watch this master pianist at work.

The Propaganda of 'Having It All'

Audrey Bellis | Posted 11.18.2013 | Women
Audrey Bellis

Is it me, or does the whole "having it all" notion smell like scarcity packaged as perfectionism while preying on our deepest fears?

The Surprising Place Where I Found Happiness

Afshan Nasseri | Posted 11.03.2013 | Teen
Afshan Nasseri

In the typical teenage world I live in, it's so easy to worry about things like my appearance, my social activities and the way people think of me. While teaching in India, I found happiness in going to a village with no makeup on, clothes that didn't match and a huge language barrier.

The Secret To A Good Life

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 09.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Nate Holzapfel

The life you lead is the life you leave. Think about the mark you leave on this earth: Is it a life worth reading about, or merely fine?

Farming Taught Me That the Ordinary Life Is Worth Living

Bob Comis | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green
Bob Comis

For most of my life, all of my life, in fact, I have had an intense desire to be extraordinary -- not just to stand out from the crowd. But is in the very ordinariness of farming that I have found contentment.

Cuban Happiness on the Other Side of Turkey

Maura Sweeney | Posted 10.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Maura Sweeney

I marveled at this university professor turned high school math teacher who saw no lack but viewed her life rich in every way. A challenging past equipped her to enjoy the fullness of the present.

The Age of Happily Pursuing

Jen Lassen | Posted 08.19.2013 | College
Jen Lassen

My generation is guilty as charged: We're constantly Instagramming, tweeting, texting, Facebooking, and any other technology-themed "ing" gerund you know. I'm certainly a part of that. So could constant connectivity be the reason why happiness is so difficult to define these days?

The Challenge of Happiness

Maura Sweeney | Posted 10.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Maura Sweeney

Listening to someone else's story helps us revisit and reassess those of our own. Inspiring tales often ignite hope for what's languishing in our souls, hidden from our own awareness.

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.

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...

How To Avoid The Happiness Trap

Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living

By Matthew D. Della Porta, Ph.D. for YouBeauty Recently I found myself in the middle of preparing for a cross-country move with a fussy, teething b...

How To Survive and Thrive Through Life's Big Changes

Marilyn Tam | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

How do you deal with each change is going to determine whether it will spur you on to happiness, greater accomplishments, and peace -- eustress, or reduce you to frustration, lowered productivity and regret -- distress.