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Pursuit of Happiness

Anything Is Possible

Medium | Kevan Lee | Posted 08.29.2014 | World

You are capable of anything, amazing things, inspiring things, absolutely wondrous things. Life awaits for you. You are capable of anything, you...

How To Get Unstuck In An Unhappy Marriage In 10 Steps (Or: A Guide To Happiness)

Wendy Atterberry | Posted 09.03.2014 | Women
Wendy Atterberry

Can you pinpoint a time that you started feeling unhappy? What else was going on in your life? Can you think of a time that you WERE happy?

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

Fast Company | Jane Porter | Posted 08.28.2014 | World

Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier? Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomen...

How This Woman Redefined Success After 50

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living

As we celebrate the last of the baby boomers turning 50 this year with our 50 over 50 series, we’re reminded: No matter how old you are it’s never...

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...

The Key Ingredients You Need To Be Happier

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living

We all want to be happy, and we all have different ways of trying to achieve happiness. But as it turns out, you might be going about it all wrong. ...

The Quest for Joy: It Isn't As Elusive As You Think

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ritu_Sharma

Whether you're someone transitioning into a new phase of your life or someone just starting out on the career path after graduation day, "What would bring me joy?" is a question worth asking. And if down the road that joy starts to wane, be ready to ask again.

Happiness Is Overrated

Business Insider | Tony Schwartz | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

Some years ago, I spent time with a guy who I typically greeted in the most ordinary way: "How are you?" I'd ask. "I'm WON-DER-FUL," he'd respond, ...

Secrets About Life on Earth

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

I was waiting to hear where I was going next. When the being in charge of revealing my destination said "EARTH," the other beings all around me oohed and ahhed at my good fortune. I recall feeling a deep sense of elation.

Should Happiness, More Than GDP, Define A Nation's Success?

CNN Money | Jeanne Sahadi | Posted 07.01.2014 | World

The drafters of the Declaration of Independence didn't really define "Happiness" when they cited the pursuit of it as an inalienable right. But in ...

How to Be Happy in Your Current Situation

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

Is it wrong to just be happy in your current situation, even if it's not ideal? You are in charge of your own happiness. Let that sink in for a moment. Your happiness is not contingent on your job, your current boyfriend/girlfriend or the material things you own

What the News in the U.S. Gets Wrong About Denmark

Paul Gordon | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Paul Gordon

What the news in the U.S. tells you about Denmark's population being so happy truly is a load of crap, and the answers to fixing the broken U.S. social and financial system cannot be found there.

2 Surprising Reasons It Takes Balls to Be Happy

Tamara Star | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

Happiness lives in the smallest of small things: the scent of the morning grass when the sprinkler first hits lawn against early light; happiness hangs out on the little hairs of your dog's ears back lit by sunlight; and happiness exists in the way a lover's arm feels heavy across your back as you struggle to claim your side of the bed.

Surprisingly Simple Ways To Discover What You're Truly Passionate About

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

Only you truly know what you're passionate about. This may be a scary thought, but you hold the power of turning your dreams into a reality. It's a scary thought because there's no more relying on mommy and daddy to tell you what's right. This is all you. You hold the power to control your destiny.

Happiness: 6 Ways to Make You Happier

Marilyn Tam | Posted 07.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

Altruistic behavior helps others and yourself, too. Helping others enhances our self-esteem and sense of life purpose, both of which are key factors in increasing our happiness. Make a habit of being considerate and giving to others. It will reward you with an increased happiness set point.

From WunWun to Postmates, Can You Order Happiness On Demand?

Mona Patel | Posted 07.02.2014 | Technology
Mona Patel

DVRs, video-on-demand services, prostitutes, infomercials and fast food companies -- what do these things have in common? They have mastered the art and science of manifesting desire and delivering what people want, when they want it.

7 Unexpected Things That Can Make You Happy

Hervé Larren | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Hervé Larren

"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" are so fundamental to our well-being that our forefathers included these values in the Declaration of Independence. So, shouldn't it be obvious how to achieve that third value, happiness? Not in my experience.

3 Ways You Zap Happiness (And How To Get It Back)

meQuilibrium | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Happiness is an approach to life. It's a mindset that, sure, includes moments of glee, but is really about responding to those ups and downs and diagonals with a commitment to health. When you pair an attitude of happiness with the skills of resilience, you can keep from being dragged down by everyday stressors, giving you a better shot at staying buoyant.

The Simple Secret to a Happy Life

Gigi G. | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Gigi G.

So I have been offline for a bit because life has been speeding by. It's funny how life can sometimes do that. And then one day, in just one moment, s...

Everything You Need To Know About Happiness, According To Song Lyrics

Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living

Achieving happiness is one of our greatest aims as human beings, and we'll spend the majority of our lives working to pursue it in some form or anothe...

Why We Should Start Embracing Simplicity

Gail Brenner, Ph.D. | Posted 05.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Gail Brenner, Ph.D.

Without mental noise filling your awareness, you will make an important discovery. Peace is here. Presence is possible. You can be fully alive in your awesome life.

11 Ways to Emotionally Thrive

Tamara Star | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

Life can feel like an emotional roller coaster if we let it, but remembering that we have more control over our inner landscape than we realize-help...

This Is What Happiness Looks Like Around The World

Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

What's in a Day?

Jeremy Shure | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeremy Shure

By asking these questions, I'm pushed to put dreams and hopes into my daily routine, and I'm motivated to make sure that passivity is non-existent to anything I'm doing today. There are a few rules that I follow to ensure that this daily practice is executed as best as possible.

One Woman's Secret For Happiness

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 03.18.2014 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Sometimes it seems as if we humans are destroying ourselves as fast as we can, but mostly I'm amazed by how we've evolved from Neanderthalls to make room in our lives for more than mere animal survival. That we contemplate and pursue supercilious (yet vital) things such as beauty and grace.