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How to Nurture Yourself as You Enter the Cave of Winter Solstice

Tamara Star | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
Tamara Star

The winter solstice arrives on the shortest day and longest night of the year. Any reassurance of knowing the days gradually lengthen from this point forward is lost in a barren season highlighted by fleeting holidays, seemingly eons away from springtime.

Five Tips for Awakening to Love

Karena Virginia | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Karena Virginia

Our minds are biased to negativity, and therefore, we often perceive information that is meant to be neutral as something that is hurtful. The beauty of a surrendering into the blossoming with patience and trust is a gift for us at this time.

5 Tricks to Snap Yourself Out of a Bad Mood

Sheila Viers | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Sheila Viers

By stopping and becoming aware of our thoughts, we allow ourselves to take a step outside of the picture long enough to observe what's going on so that we can make a conscious decision about how we want to feel.

The Pursuit of Happiness

Darren Hardy | Posted 12.17.2014 | Good News
Darren Hardy

If I have created a life of meaning in which I have a deep sense of purpose and value, that won't change because someone knocks my ice cream cone over. Fulfillment is a state of existence, not a fleeting emotion.

3 Healthy Ways To Deal With Jealousy

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Kimanzi Constable

There's a line you don't want to cross, and there are ways to deal with jealousy when it arises. Jealousy can eat away at you and keep you from making progress in life. Here are three ways to deal with jealousy.

When You Dream Job Isn't Your Dream Salary

Kim Keating | Posted 12.15.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

There are numerous ways to strike a balance between doing what you love and paying the bills. Here are four possibilities to consider when figuring out how to translate your personal passion into professional success.

How To Beat The Post-Divorce Christmas Blues

Lisa Thomson | Posted 12.16.2014 | Divorce
Lisa Thomson

One of the most difficult times of the year for divorced and broken families is undoubtedly the Christmas Season. Especially the first couple of years when it is a time for re-building and transitioning the new family unit. What makes this even harder is having to let go of old traditions.

Practicing Presence at the Holidays

Stephan Bodian | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephan Bodian

As the old adage goes, if you think you're enlightened, go home to mom and dad and the rest of the family and see what happens. If you haven't completely released the grip of the past, it will surely come back to haunt you now.

15 Ways To Be Happier In 2015

Jaimee Ratliff | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Jaimee Ratliff

Don't follow the crowds. Trying to emulate others deters you from that special path you were meant to take. Be inspired from their journey and put that energy into who you were meant to become.

How Do You Know When Something Is Right?

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

When you've found something that's right for you, you want to be better without force. You get this instant internal drive and motivation to become a better person, to do better work, and to achieve greater things. You feel inspired.

Does Your Style Routine Reflect Your Dream Life?

Carol Brailey | Posted 12.14.2014 | Style
Carol Brailey

The style choices you make when you are happy just may very well reflect your dream. Does your current daily style routine reflect your dream life? It's quite simple to answer this by thinking through a few questions.

How A 2-Minute Exercise Can Redirect Your Brain Toward Happiness

OWN | Posted 12.12.2014 | OWN

Feeling down? A bad mood can be tough enough to break, but when you feel as if your entire life has hit a rough patch, it can be impossible to see the...

Why I Love Birthdays

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 12.10.2014 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

My son turns 21 this Saturday, and I think that he's really happy that he'll be able to go to a bar this Friday night at 12:01 (when it's officially Saturday) and order his first alcoholic beverage legally with his real ID. But I am going to be happier.

Where Americans Are Happiest And Why

Fast Company | Ben Schiller | Posted 12.10.2014 | World

The United States was founded so people could pursue happiness, but some places seem to do a better job of it than others. There's a big difference be...

How To Focus When There Seems To Be A Million Things On Your Plate

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 12.05.2014 | Business
Mo Seetubtim

Are you feeling overwhelmed with all the work that you've got to do? There seems to be a million different things that need to be done. We feel overwhelmed and out of control because we don't know where to start. Should I start with project A? What about project B and C that need to be done as well?

There Is Life After Black Friday

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

What about happiness as an attitude that comes from within and gets nurtured by things that are not bought? Like sitting in silence observing nature, reaching out to a friend, helping someone who doesn't expect it?

Gratitude Beauty: My Favorite Color Cosmetics for Gifting, Receiving, and Glowing Compliments (Or, Colors of Gratitude in Action)

Miriam Ava | Posted 12.02.2014 | Style
Miriam Ava

Green beauty is so much fun! It allows us to play, create, celebrate & express ourselves in so many powerful ways.

Holiday Survival 101

Tamara Star | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

Part of what makes the holidays so special is being around family, experiencing the joy of giving, the indulgence of special food and drink, and the fun of holiday parties. It's super OK to dive into all of it, we've just got to remember ways to come up for air.

How to Live Your Light...

Alex Kip | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex Kip

In a world where we're constantly pushing happiness over the horizon, our views of what success means is often skewed. Pretty soon our batteries to our inner flashlight start to wear out. Then, all at once we can't seem to turn on the switch again.

Being Grateful for What You Have: Stories of Thankfulness

Austin Schneider | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
Austin Schneider

Remember, there are millions of people who would love to do what you do every day.

The Problem With Thanksgiving

Adam Bornstein | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Adam Bornstein

I have a problem with Thanksgiving. Let me clarify: The issue is with the fitness industry's treatment of a holiday designed for being with family, ...

These Are the People in Your Neighborhood

Katherine Fritz | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Katherine Fritz

In truth, our neighborhoods are vastly more sprawling and interconnected than we frequently choose to acknowledge.

7 Ways to Get Happy (Hint: It's Not About the "Stuff")

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

Many of us do get distracted and confused. After all, we need material security to live, and support our families, and our increasingly unequal society makes that more and more difficult.

Why There Should Be A Pen On Your Thanksgiving Table

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Turkey, cranberry relish, stuffing and a pen. Just a few necessities that should grace your Thanksgiving table. If one of these things doesn't seem...

10 Ways To Recognize Success (And Stop Beating Yourself Up)

Thai Nguyen | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Thai Nguyen

We chase milestones but forget the little moments -- the incremental growth and change that makes up success. If you've done just one thing better than yesterday, you've contributed to your success, and that deserves to be acknowledged, even if the entire day wasn't as great as you'd planned.