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Finding Happiness

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.

The Changing Landscape Of American Happiness

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living

The U.S. economy may be recovering, but Americans aren't getting any happier: Only one in three Americans say they're very happy, according to a recen...

9 Unconventional Steps To Happiness

Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living

By Kate Lowenstein A few years ago, Debbie Jankowski went hunting for a way to bring her life new joy. She found the solution in her bank accou...

Simple Moves To Instantly Boost Your Mood

Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living

By Rachel Nuwer for YouBeauty Do you ever find yourself slouching in your chair or walking with hunched shoulders and a droopy neck? We're all guil...

How Americans Are Redefining Success -- And Prioritizing Happiness

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living

Despite recent research suggesting that money can in fact buy happiness, more Americans are redefining success and happiness in a way that doesn't inv...

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...

Why Finding Happiness Is Harder Than I Thought

Hannah Weintraub | Posted 07.09.2013 | Teen
Hannah Weintraub

But now, as high school graduation nears, the question has changed. I have begun to incessantly plague myself with the wonder of, "What will I do next?"

You Deserve Happiness, So Stop Settling for Less

Brazen Life | Posted 07.03.2013 | College
Brazen Life

We grow up dreaming of being astronauts and princesses. We're told we can achieve anything we want. We're promised the world and permitted to dream beyond its limits. But at some point along the way, we abandon the concept of happiness completely.

Getting a (New) Life: On Finding Comedy After Motherhood

Liz Joynt Sandberg | Posted 06.24.2013 | Parents
Liz Joynt Sandberg

The circumstances of Ida's coming gave me the great gift of honestly looking at myself, present tense, and asking, "what are you interested in?" Because apparently what I was good at, or what I wanted in the past didn't matter as much as I thought.

Can Money Buy True Happiness?

KidSpirit | Posted 05.11.2013 | Religion

True happiness is a volatile subject that many people debate. It is often defined as a type of feeling that a person enjoys from their heart. But can money "buy" this type of feeling? Some people might agree.

Finding Enchantment In Everyday Life

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 05.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

Maybe, along with wanting to show up fully in life and see the beauty around us, we also want to be knocked over and swept away from time to time -- to fall in love with life and feel enchanted by what it has to offer.

Where Will Your Yellow Brick Road Take You?

Chris Delyani | Posted 04.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Chris Delyani

I remember this guy who snapped at me in a crowded Castro bar. I felt sad for him -- sad for all of us. We were a community, weren't we? If we couldn't get along in a gay bar in the gayest neighborhood in the gayest city in North America, I thought, then where could we get along?