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Happiness Tips

Sometimes Your Happiness Depends On Walking Away

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Too often we focus so much on a door that has closed abruptly and unexpectedly in our faces that we don't realize that the world is full of other doors that are open to us.

Do Happy People Live Longer?

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

For decades, research has suggested that people with positive emotions may live longer and healthier lives.

Balanced Life -- Use Up What You Have

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

The most enigmatic of my Twelve Personal Commandments is to spend out. I have a miserly nature; by spending out, I mean to stop hoarding, to trust in abundance and to use what I already have.

The Elusive State Of Happiness

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Are we looking for ecstatic, "jumping for joy" happy? Are we saying that once a certain thing "happens" we won't ever be unhappy again? That is fairy tale thinking.

8 Proven Resiliency Psychology Tips For Bouncing Back From Hard Times

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Salmansohn

I'm here to encourage you to stop thinking about what's wrong in your life, and refocus on creating more right!

Balanced Life -- Take Time For Projects And Keep A New Family Tradition

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

The 'Keep a new family tradition' resolution reminds me to look out for new traditions (excuse the oxymoron) that can add to the richness of family life.

How To Achieve Natural Highs

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Here's what these "natural antidepressants" can do for us. Serotonin keeps our moods balanced and up beat. It calms anxiety and improves our sleep.

How To Thrive In The Face Of Adversity, Setbacks And Losses

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Salmansohn

It felt particularly weird to be in a so-called victim position, because I am an optimistic self-help book author, not a helpless little twig being tossed topsy and turvy in the winds of uncontrollable fate.

Balanced Life-- 9 Tips For Feeling Happier When You've Lost Your Job -- Or Fear You Might.

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Being out of work is a major happiness challenge, and these days, a lot of people have lost their jobs, or are worried about hanging onto their jobs.

Seduction Tips From Scheherazade

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Salmansohn

If you want to fully seduce a man, then you've got to know how to grab a man by more than his you-know-what. You must truly turn on a man's soul!

Regaining Personal Authority In Your Life

Dr. James Hollis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. James Hollis

I suggest that the single most important task of the second half of life is the recovery of personal authority, and mobilizing the courage and resources to live our truth in the world.

Balanced Life -- Consider This Passage From "Harry Potter And The Goblet of Fire"

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

There's a particular moment that is one of the emotional highlights of the entire series. I looked up the passage to re-read it, and I realized that - surprise! - it has tremendous relevance to a happiness project.

10 Steps to Inner Peace

Sandy Henson Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sandy Henson Corso

How can we hope for peace on a global scale if we can't find it within ourselves? Peace begins within each of us.

Balanced Life -- Nine Things You Can Do Every Day -- Even When You Can't Do Anything Else

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Even if I feel like I had a day when I got nothing accomplished, I can comfort myself, as I climb into my smooth, tidy bed, "Well, at least I went for a walk. I ate an apple. I hugged my daughters."

Science Shows You Can Die of Boredom, Literally

Todd Kashdan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Todd Kashdan

The more bored you are, the more likely you are to die prematurely. If boredom kills, then cultivating curiosity is a cure.

The Mind-Money Connection

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Salmansohn

There's an abundance of ways you can limit your life with limiting thinking. And if you're presently having a repeated pattern of failure, disappointment, and unhappiness, that's exactly what you're doing to yourself .

"Wanting What You've Got:" A Key to Happiness

Paul David Walker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul David Walker

That is why philosophers are telling us to "Be Here Now" instead of hoping for something in the future that does not exist. Happiness is turning our consciousness to "what we've got," which is beyond description.

Everyone Is of Value

Jimmy Demers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jimmy Demers

We're moving into an age where personal contact is becoming a lost art. Even the check-in at the airport is now done by a computer.

6 Steps Toward Freedom From Depression

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

Even on the days where my thoughts were cemented in the black stuff, in negativity and toxic emotions, I tried to pick up one foot and place it in front on the next.

Balanced Life -- Twelve Tips For Reading More

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Reading is an essential part of my work. It forms an important part to my social life. And far more important, reading is my favorite thing to do, by a long shot. I'm not a well-rounded person.

Can Happiness Make You Healthier Physically?

Josh Clark | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Josh Clark

Taking into account the unforeseeable threats to our happiness that constitute the crushing stress of life in the 21st century, we humans are surprisingly capable of maintaining a sunny outlook

Happiness Is... Living in Colorado

Sandy Grason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sandy Grason

Living in Colorado is like going back in time, or perhaps stepping through a "nice portal."

5 Steps To Achieving Happiness (VIDEO)

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

The first rule of negotiation is to always be willing to walk away from the deal. The first rule of happiness is to not be attached to pleasing momen...

Balanced Life -- A Fundamental Secret To Happiness? Get Enough Sleep

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I've written before about my resolution to Get more sleep, and I'm bringing it up again, because I'm truly convinced that this is one of the first aspects of life to tackle when you start a happiness project.

A Secret to Happiness? Discovering the Pleasures of Uncertainty

Todd Kashdan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Todd Kashdan

Who wants all the answers? Who wants effortless moments? Who wants to be given the warm, humble feeling atop Mount Kilimanjaro without the climb?