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WATCH: A Formula For Happiness

Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 9:00 - 10:00am MDT (11:00am - 12:00pm EDT). Social scientists have cracked the code on happiness. By marrying ancient wisdom and new ...

How To End Your Addiction To Drama

OWN | Posted 04.24.2014 | OWN

Are you seeking peace or drama in your life? Bestselling spiritual author Eckhart Tolle says we all want peace -- but something inside of us yearns...

Why Chasing Happiness May Leave You Feeling Unhappier Than Ever

Forbes | Amy Morin | Posted 04.23.2014 | World

Although the pursuit of happiness has been a topic of discussion since the Declaration of Independence, the suggestion that everyone should feel happy...

11 Easy Ways To Be Happier

Susie Moore | Posted 05.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

We are so busy worrying about what will be in the future or living in the past. True joy, peace and contentment come from being alive and present in the current moment. It is all we have and it is all there really is.

Why Grades Are Causing a Culture of Unhappiness Among College Students

Stephanie Yang | Posted 05.23.2014 | College
Stephanie Yang

While I am by no means advocating for looser academic standards or less learning, I don't think stricter grading scales necessarily enforce a higher level of learning.

6 Life Lessons From Disney Movies

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Karen Salmansohn

You know how a taco, burrito and enchilada all have the same ingredients, they're just laid out in different ways? Well... The Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid 2 and Tangled all share the same basic ingredients for storylines about good versus evil -- just played out in different ways.

5 Signs That You Could Be Happier (And How To Make It Happen)

Jennie Shulkin | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennie Shulkin

The happiest people see the same world and the same events in an entirely different light. Try to think about what you are grateful for when you are feeling upset. Regardless of what you have (and do not have), there are blessings in your life that you should appreciate.

13 Ways To Find Your Happy Place

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Black Voices

Sitting in front of your computer at the starting end of a work week may not exactly be your happy place, but as those who've mastered the ever-elusiv...

Why Things Are Never Good Enough for You

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Life is really just a whole bunch of "right now" moments strung together. If this moment is not what we want, and we constantly find ourselves waiting for a better future -- minutes or years from now -- then we're really just accepting our own unhappiness all the time.

No Holding Pattern

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Examine what holding patterns you may be settling for. Tell yourself the truth and examine the options. When two people are making skillful relationship choices, there is no limit to where things can go.

The Most Common Reason For Unhappiness, From Agapi Stassinopoulos (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

When Agapi Stassinopoulos, author of "Unbinding the Heart," joined me on Mondays With Marlo this week, she told me that ungratefulness leads to unhapp...

Why Wives Are Fed Up With Marriage

Vicki Larson | Posted 06.24.2013 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Forget about "two becoming one" when a man and woman marry; in fact, what we really experience is a "his" and a "hers" marriage -- a husband's and a wife's.

Boomer Psych 101: You Are Not Alone

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 05.11.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

Rising job/career loss concerns, too much information and major cultural shifts since WWII have affected us all, unless of course you live in a media-free bubble, in which case you probably aren't reading this anyway.

Why We Put Happiness On Hold (And How To Stop Doing That)

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

We've all done it: putting our happiness on hold until some magical future date when the big thing that we want happens and we'll give ourselves permission to be happy. Here's the problem with that kind of thinking.

The Good News About Your Search For Happiness

Nancy Colier | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Permanent happiness is the goal of our life -- a goal that we can never reach, at least not in the way we imagine. What we can reach, however, is a state of well-being, a deep sense of lasting contentment that can include and survive both happiness and unhappiness!

What's Preventing You From Happiness?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

I think we're asking the wrong questions about happiness. The most common one we ask is: What can I do to find happiness? But I think the real question we should ask is: What is preventing me from experiencing happiness?

How To Deal With A Victim Mentality

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 11.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

Whether you're confronting someone with a "victim" mentality or transforming your own negativity, being empathic is vital. Elevating you to the realm of the heart, empathy allows you to non-defensively understand, even have mercy on antagonizers.

How To Really Find Happiness

Nancy Colier | Posted 11.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

We spend our lives trying to get to some imaginary there, where lasting happiness awaits. What we don't know how to do is to get to here, where we are. We discover well-being when we shift our focus toward this moment and what is actually here.

The World's Biggest Lie

Liana Gergely | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Liana Gergely

Can we learn to be happy in spite of life happening -- or rather, because life is happening? In this moment, life is reason enough to be happy. And any moment we believe we have to wait for our happiness, we're believing a lie.

An Examination of Unhappy Doctors

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 07.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

The last few years have seen radical changes in the health care system. I suspect that many doctors report unhappiness because these changes mean that many doctors' careers do not live up to their expectations.

Happy On The Surface, But Underneath...

Babble.com | Posted 06.19.2012 | Parents
Babble.com

Crying is one way I safely channel the anger I often feel when I'm home with my kids. It's also a side of me that only the people smiling out from my annual fabulous holiday card know about.

Your Mind Needs 'Comfort Food' Too!

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 06.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

If you're feeling overwhelmed, give yourself some mental comfort food. By giving yourself a break and a bit of comfort, you'll make yourself feel better, and you'll also equip yourself to deal more effectively with tough situations.

A Look at Unhappy Literary Characters

Dave Astor | Posted 04.24.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

I recently read Freedom, and one thing that struck me was how unhappy the Patty Berglund character was for much of that excellent novel. And one couldn't always figure out why Patty was so glum.

Unhappiness Is a Strange Muse

Logan Lynn | Posted 03.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Logan Lynn

The first 12 years of my career were spent writing songs about loss and longing. Historically, I have felt most at home in heartbreak, both in art and in life. It's largely what I knew growing up, so everything else felt foreign and wrong as an adult.

'Why Are Americans So Unhappy?'

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 01.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

What is something that you and I as Americans can do to become a little happier even as we wait and hope for our financial situation to stabilize? A few thoughts and situations come to my mind.