Dont Let Life Happen to You

Don't Let Life Happen To You It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. - Marcus Aurelius (121-80 AD, Roman Emperor, Philosopher) It's hard to believe that we are nearing the end of another... Read More

Divining Your Life Path Number

The Life Path is determined by the sum that is arrived at after reducing your birth date by adding digits together. This number represents the traits and talents that you were born with and the probable journey you will take during your lifetime. In a way it represents what path... Read More

Helping Happiness Along

Happiness is worth helping along.The benefits of being a happy person are huge. We live longer, live healthier, and live more lively lives.Unfortunately, all but the most highly-evolved among us have our less-than-happy moments. Fortunately, we can do simple things to recapture a happy mood if we find ourselves lacking... Read More

The ABCs Of A Great Life: J Is For Joviality

Laughter, humor, a lighthearted sense of being - all of these are an important part of a well-balanced breakfast, er, life. Without humor, there is no hope. Without laughter, no love. And with a heavy heart, we live only a life of sadness and despair. Our ability to laugh at... Read More

Getting To The Root Of Unhappiness

Many people live in clutter, emotionally eat themselves into overweight, live in debt, hate their jobs and otherwise live unhappy lives, unable and seemingly unwilling to change. Why? What do these have in common? What is the core issue? Fear, or rather an absence of love. Fear, and not hate,... Read More

Happiness and the Single Person; Changing Myth Into Reality

Does the expression "single and happy" sound like an oxymoron to you? Are you weary of others (especially other singles) reinforcing the belief that singles cannot be happy? Do you find yourself always planning for the future or putting things off until you "are married and settled? Do you often... Read More

Achievement and Happiness the 80/20 Way

If there was ever a principle that was responsible for the most happiness and achievement in the world, it would be the 80/20 Principle.The 80/20 Principle or Pareto Principle was discovered in 1897 by an Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto while he was searching for patterns of wealth and income in... Read More

How To Be Outrageously Happy

You can be as happy as you want whenever you want. Zen masters have proven this - all you have to do is just "be" with whatever you have right now. Yeah, I know. Sitting on the floor contemplating your blank space may not be what you're after. Highly successful... Read More

Design Psychology: How Our Sensory Responses to Aromas Create Happy Homes

Our sense of smell elicits strong emotional reactions and triggers powerful memories, whether we're consciously aware of it or not.Scents and FeelingsOur olfactory system sends a chemical message about the scents around us through the limbic part of our brain, which is the oldest part of our brain. In seconds,... Read More

Design Psychology: How to Create Happy Homes Using Scents

Our sense of smell elicits strong emotional reactions and trigger powerful memories, whether we're consciously aware of it or not.Scents and FeelingsOur olfactory system sends a chemical message about the scents around us through the limbic part of our brain, which is the oldest part of our brain. In seconds,... Read More

In The News:


Happiness and Its Discontents
New York Times (blog)
Over the past 30 years or so, as the field of happiness studies has emerged from social psychology, economics and other disciplines, many researchers have had the same thought. Indeed this “life satisfaction” view of happiness lies behind most of the ...

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Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Desperately Seeking Happiness (It's Easier Than ...
Huffington Post
What does it mean to be happy? It is the most elusive of questions, and permeates much of our daily lives. While we toil away in our work and personal lives, we secretly pray for happiness. "I just want to be happy," so many people say. But do we even ...


Minimalists find happiness living with less
abc7news.com
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- We've all heard the saying, "money can't buy happiness," but is the opposite true? Could happiness be as simple as living with less? There's a growing minimalist movement and it might be right for you. If you are feeling like ...


EurActiv

Spirits boss: 'Our products bring lots of joy and happiness'
EurActiv
Whiskey, Gin or Cognac bring “lots of joy and happiness” to those who drink them, says Paul Skehan, the boss of SpiritsEurope. But he also admits spirits have “a double side to them” and worries about attempts to overtax a sector whose exports are ...


Stanford University News

Cultivating happiness often misunderstood, says Stanford researcher
Stanford University News
Cultivating happiness often misunderstood, says Stanford researcher. Stanford research explores the concept of maximizing happiness, and finds that pursuing concrete "giving" goals rather than abstract ones leads to greater satisfaction. By Clifton B ...


The Guardian

Happiness is good for your health, so what are councils doing about it?
The Guardian
Happiness is good for your health, so what are councils doing about it? It's not new age bunkum: research suggests that wellbeing has as much of an impact on our overall health as income. Share · Tweet this. Email. Hannah Fearn · Guardian Professional ...


Proactive Coping: Strategies for Post-Deployment Happiness
WAVY-TV
The USS Harry S. Truman is making it's return home this week and that means that many families will be reunited for the first time in 9 months. Fathers will be meeting their babies born while they were serving their country, children will be getting ...


New Yorker (blog)

The Happiness App
New Yorker (blog)
Apparently, if you wonder whether monitoring your happiness might lead to some sense of anxiety or inadequacy about not being happy enough, you are fumbling the optimism for which Happify trains. (A “Cope Better with Stress” notification: “You have 1 ...


RedOrbit

Chasing Happiness May Actually Make Us Less Happy
RedOrbit
The pursuit of happiness is so essential to the human condition that it was even written into the US Declaration of Independence, “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Achieving happiness is considered a hallmark of psychological health, and ...
Concrete Acts to Help Others Can Boost Our Own HappinessPsychCentral.com
For Maximum Happiness, Pick Concrete GoalsThe Epoch Times
Learn how to harvest happinessDaijiworld.com
Jagran Post
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The Simple Thing That Makes the Happiest People in the World So Happy
TIME
Researchers found that the majority of the subjects they studied were not able to identify anything they had done recently to try to increase their happiness or life satisfaction. So you want to start? You want something insanely easy to do that ...

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Happy Talk and 3 Simple Secrets to Happiness

What is the one thing you want more than anything... Read More

How A Psychovirus May Be Destroying Your Life

A pervasive sense of low self-esteem, a feeling of unworthiness,... Read More

Simplify - and Be Happy

People's lives today are jam-packed with great projects, ideas, to-do... Read More

Making Peace With Sloth: The Value of Natural Pace

Though his racing speed is a maximum 6 feet per... Read More

Live Happily Ever After!

So many people overwork themselves literary in the quest for... Read More

The Key To A Problem-Free Life

What comes to your mind when you see someone who... Read More

Create a Balanced Lifestyle and Begin Living a Happier, Healthier and Enriched Life

Are you living a balanced life?Many people are not. Their... Read More

Happiness - A Choice You Must Make

Over the course of my life's journey I have come... Read More

Self Confidence, Happiness, and Posture

Our use of body posture plays a key role in... Read More

Suffering and Happiness

The one feature that sets life on Earth apart from... Read More

Have Fun, Make Friends, Be Happy

I always marvel at the way people shine when they... Read More

Happiness Without Prescription

As life and lifestyles speed up, so does the growing... Read More

Happiness Fleeting

"You cannot capture happiness no matter how hard you may... Read More

Our Feelings and Attitudes Around Happily Ever After

Our feelings and attitudes have a huge impact on our... Read More

Happiness - Cause and Effect

Your reaction to the events around you determines how you... Read More

Design Psychology: How Our Sensory Responses to Aromas Create Happy Homes

Our sense of smell elicits strong emotional reactions and triggers... Read More

Love Yourself First ? Im Happy. Youre Happy. Were All Happy!

As a teenager growing up reading 'Blue Jeans' and 'Jackie',... Read More

Happiness Is A State Of Mind, Im Happy... I Think!

You have the power to attract and repel anything in... Read More

Growing Up Backwards

It seems like I set out in this life to... Read More

Happiness - A Matter of Focus

Imagine for a moment you have been given a task.... Read More

How Good Are You?

The demands of being a good person can sometimes mean... Read More

The American Dream ? At What Cost?

When people are asked, "How many of you are content... Read More

Can Existential Therapy Give You a Sense of Wellbeing?

My journey to becoming a therapist began with a desire... Read More

Quick Steps On Being Happier

Want to be happier?Edward W. Smith, motivational speaker, author and... Read More

Love, Uncles, and Etymology

Thwack! . . . Thwack! . . . Thwack! Steven... Read More