WELLNESS
04/25/2015 09:19 am ET Updated Apr 25, 2015

This Is What Happiness Really Means

An excited puppy. The company of your loved ones. A rewarding volunteer experience.

No matter how you define joy, chances are it boils down to principles over, well, stuff.

As described in the video above by Amit Sood, M.D., a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, happiness is more about our circumstances than our possessions. Joy can be found in the present moment. It can also be discovered in your overall experiences. But most importantly, it can appear when we're creating, connecting and caring.

Take a look at the video if you're struggling on your path to happiness. You may just discover you've already reached your destination.

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