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Are We Finding Happiness In What We Have?

Psychology Today | Robert Puff, Ph.D. | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

Our minds create many thoughts that can lead to our being unhappy. But, the key phrase here is, “our minds create.” The thoughts and beliefs tha...

Happiness Survey Says It's OK To Not Know The Folks Next Door

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | Posted 07.01.2014 | HuffPost Home

Put down the "welcome to the neighborhood" baked goods, and step away from the "nice to meet you" fruit baskets. Despite your best efforts, getting to...

The Freedom Of Simple Living

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Craig K. Comstock

I've known rich people who feel inferior to friends who are even richer. The key is spending less than we earn, growing other values, and just ignoring (or laughing at) all the blandishments of an economic system dependent on our cravings every last thing we can get.

Are You Living An Authentic Life? (Here's How To Tell)

Ora Nadrich | Posted 07.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

What stops us from having the very things we say we want in our lives is usually ourselves. Whether it's feeling that we don't deserve those things or that we don't believe it's possible to get them, it comes down to changing our thinking around it.

Happiness: The Ultimate Currency

Kripalu | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

A human being, like a business, makes profits and suffers losses. For a human being, however, the ultimate currency is not money, nor is it any external measure, such as fame, fortune, or power.

Settling vs. Settling Down

Amanda Slavin | Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Amanda Slavin

If you are anchored to yourself, your priorities and the people you love, no matter where life takes you, you are home, and that is an idea I feel very settling.

What's Your Strategy For Happiness?

Jeff Cannon | Posted 11.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeff Cannon

Yes, we all need a roof over our head and food to eat. We all need love and some form of a relationship we can rely on. We all need the basics to sustain life, but YOUR happiness doesn't lie in attaining those basic needs. It lies in the details of who you are as a person.

Happiness Is A Choice

Ira Israel | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Although I often find scientific means of measuring happiness analogous to trying to measure milk with a ruler, it is clear from the research of scholars such as Martin Seligman and Ed Diener that there are definitely factors and choices that contribute to overall happiness.

You Do Have The Power!

Anne Naylor | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

My experience is that too many of us under-value, or fail to recognize, our true worth. We do not take good enough care of ourselves, or we sell ourselves short when it comes to being true to ourselves and going for what we really want in our heart of hearts.

What Would You Do if You Could Take a Year Off?

Mallika Chopra | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Mallika Chopra

People who "enjoy life" don't necessarily find it with more money.  Enjoyment of life generally includes being socially connected, having fun, and feeling a sense of purpose.

Can't Get No Satisfaction: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 06.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

Instead of panicking about a state you have not yet achieved, I urge you to live in the magic of the moment. Do not let thoughts about where you could have been, should have been, or need to be dominate your psyche.

Finding Joy On The Sea Of Galilee

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 06.11.2011 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

The joy of the dancers and their friends ignited joy in me. It reminded me that it doesn't take much to connect to it. Joy has the power to lead us out of our minds and into our souls.

Turn On Your Happiness Antenna

Randy Taran | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

We've all heard that happiness is contagious. If you want to experience, transmit and receive more of what life has to offer, here are some easy ways to turn on your happiness antenna.

5 Thoughts to Consider on Your Way to a More Satisfying LIfe

Deborah Calla | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Calla

Pursuing a state of well-being is a life-long commitment without easy answers. But there are general concepts that I believe every person working towards a better life should consider.

Are You Playing the Scarcity Game?

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

In the end, it doesn't matter how much one has. If you live in an inner conversation of scarcity and lack of awareness about and acceptance of who you are, you are not much better off than a homeless person.

Happiness Is: Are Pet Owners Happier?

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

According to statistics, people who have one or more pets in their homes lead happier lives, are considerably healthier, live longer and weigh less than those who don't.

7 Simple Ways To Be Happier

health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

These days it can feel like the age of anxiety is winning over the pursuit of happiness. An uncertain economy is just the tip of our worry iceberg. ...

Boost Your Mood Naturally

health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Who needs a vacation to feel happier? Simple things (like hugging your pup) can brighten your day. Here's our list of things to do to boost your mood ...

Want to Increase Happiness? Unplug From Technology (VIDEO)

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

The idea is that disconnecting with technology will enable me to reconnect with who I really am, what is truly important to me, and what really makes me happy.

Weather Happens . . . What's It to You?

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

Let's be clear: the fallout from Iceland is proving to be a major inconvenience, and lots of people are having difficulties -- with just about everything -- as a result.

Is Surrender A Sign Of Weakness?

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Could you surrender the need to be seen to be successful in the eyes of the world, to take pressures off and to enjoy more fully your life as it unfolds towards you?

The Bearable Lightness of Being

Jan Shepherd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jan Shepherd

How many times can we watch the same footage of oil-soaked birds, commandos mounting an assault or refugees living in squalid conditions before we begin to believe that our world has tilted out of orbit?

Dreams Have No Age Limit -- Go for It!

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Imagine reaching a point in your life where you looked back over the years and deeply regretted not having done something you whole-heartedly wanted to do. Now imagine the reasons.

99 Definitions Of Happiness

Andrew Shapter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrew Shapter

Since the definition of "happiness" is so general, I decided to ask 100 different people how the would define the word. Here's what I found:

Free Yourself of Trying to Be Like Others

Hillary Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hillary Rubin

I always find it humbling to see some of the happiest people seem to have next to nothing and simply are grateful for the gift of life. What's their secret?