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5 Easy Ways to Get Happy Fast

Stacia Pierce | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Stacia Pierce

Just the other day I had an exciting happy moment as I was just sitting, quietly writing. I could hear both my son and daughter talking and laughing out loud -- just the sound of laughter and harmony made me happy.

Appreciate the Moment

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Appreciation is one of the simplest foods for the soul, but one that many people neglect. We get so wrapped up in things like work, school, relationships and social obligations that we often take the good things in life for granted.

The Weight of a Secret

Rupa Mehta | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Whether that secret crush is creating fear and insecurity or a secret habit is stirring up guilt, secrets come with a cost that more often than not far outweighs the benefit. So what is this cost? Added emotional weight that pulls you down emotionally and physically.

5 Little Things That Will Make Today A Better Day

Polly Campbell | Posted 08.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

Each of these five things can help you shift your daily experience in small but profound ways, as they have mine. This spiritual salve will help you gain insight, peace, and clarity, and make it easier for you to deal with the next moment in a healthy way.

Believe in Something

Shelby Doherty | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Shelby Doherty

It's life-changing decisions like these when you really need to believe that this is all part of the plan. Don't look at bad decisions or bad outcomes as a negative thing; instead find the positive that comes out of them, because there is always a positive even if you don't realize it yet.

5 Ways To Develop A Superpower (No, Really!)

HeartMath LLC | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

Maybe you're not leaping tall buildings in a single bound, but remember your care, kindness and love have the power to transform many things. Cultivate your heart coherence and you'll be surprised by the number of things in a day that you can improve for yourself and others.

A Surprising Benefit Of Gratitude

meQuilibrium | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

For most of us, giving comes a lot easier than receiving. Problem is, if you give and give and refuse to accept anything from others, be it a gift or a helping hand or even a compliment, you make life harder than it has to be.

8 Ways To Stay Young As You Age

Dennis Kravetz | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Kravetz

What does it mean to be "psychologically young"? It's not about wrinkle creams, plastic surgery, or injections to make you look younger. It's about having a positive mental attitude, staying cognitively and physically active, and having a high-quality life.

Whatever You Focus on Expands

Sandy Henson Corso | Posted 07.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Sandy Henson Corso

There are so many good things in our lives -- way more good things than bad -- but all we talk about and worry about are all the problems.

The Choice

David Geller | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
David Geller

Time is our most precious and scarcest resource. For those dreams that require strength and stamina, remember that a dream delayed might become a dream denied. Instead of lamenting over what you can no longer do, focus on what you can do to add meaning and joy to your life.

Don't Be a Crouton Counter

Jay Platt | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jay Platt

If you want to find something bad, you can -‒ in any situation. But you can find lots of good stuff, too. It's all in what you choose to look for.

The 5 Things You Should Never Do When You Apologize

Noah St. John | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Noah St. John

Want to know the right way to apologize -- and the wrong way? Watch this interview I did recently, and I'll give you five simple steps to apologize correctly.

WATCH: How To Handle Negative Comments

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

Rather than lace up my boxing gloves, I chose to find the lesson in the Internet backlash. I called on a message from A Course in Miracles, "In my defenselessness my safety lies." In this video, I share my experience and the spiritual solutions I use for handling negative comments.

If Balance Exists, Here's How To Find It

Jordi Lippe | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Jordi Lippe

What is balance? It is defined as finding equilibrium for the body or mind. I've been on a mission to find both.

Free Yourself With Forgiveness

Shelby Doherty | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Shelby Doherty

I think one of the easiest ways to be happy is to understand forgiveness. We all make mistakes, everyone of us. But not everyone understands how important it is to truly forgive.

The Healing Powers Of Love

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Love is a strong emotion, representing human kindness, compassion, and deep affection. Love is unselfish and benevolent. Love is pure. Love is self-directed and directed toward others. Most importantly, love is a vital component for the health of your heart, body, mind and soul.

Why We All Need a Little Magic in Our Lives

Menna van Praag | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

Real life can be difficult enough, being too realistic will only make you depressed. The best way to deal with reality, in my experience, is to bring as much magic to it as possible!

Happiness Is the Simple Things in Life

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

We hear this all the time: Pay attention to the small stuff -- the flowers blooming, the sunset, a rainbow. Be happy you're healthy. We may have loftier goals and want other things in our lives, but if these things are missing, the rest actually doesn't count.

Change Your Life With This Simple Exercise

Bradley Foster | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

Gratitude is a foundational strength. When you feel gratitude, a lot of other strengths can be built on top. For instance, the ability to love and be loved would be difficult, if not impossible, without gratitude.

10 Ways To Lighten Up Today

Donna Henes | Posted 06.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

After months of lethargy and holiday indulgences, we are feeling anxious to be active again. We are suddenly more alert, attentive, antsy, enthusiastic. We feel a surge of exuberance and verve. Our sap is rising, too.

Love What You Do

Jake Ducey | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Jake Ducey

Most of us are gambling on the biggest risk of all: the bet that we can buy the freedom to do what we want later in life. In order to change the world and the less-than-promising course of history, we must do what we love now.

3 Reasons We Need Eeyores in This World

Therese Borchard | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

Eeyores are more aware of their inner emotional states, which can translate into technical or business innovation or can lead to profound creative work as writers, musicians, actors or other artists.

WATCH: How You Can Choose Happiness (Even When It Feels Impossible)

Nitika Chopra | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Nitika Chopra

Watch this video to hear a little bit about my personal struggle with this concept, how I got through it and how you can take better care of yourself when it gets challenging to choose happiness.

'DARE' to Be 100

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

The journey of a hundred miles or years begins not with the first movement forward but with the thought that precedes it. "The belief in 100" is so important because you are moldable, shapable like clay under a sculptor's hands -- yours.

The Torture of Birthing Lovely Things

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

This weekend, I was reminded that the process of creating lovely things is sometimes far from lovely. For many years, I believed that if something were "meant to be" and held goodness and rightness, then the process of creating it would be graced with ease. I know better now.