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:


Forbes

Why Chasing Happiness May Leave You Feeling Unhappier Than Ever
Forbes
Although the pursuit of happiness has been a topic of discussion since the Declaration of Independence, the suggestion that everyone should feel happy all the time seems to be emerging as a new phenomenon in pop-culture. Movies, books and music lyrics ...
Does living in a city make you unhappy?Dallas Morning News (blog)

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ReadWrite

Are Tech-Savvy Countries Happier?
ReadWrite
But for most of the world, the relationship between happiness and technology is highly positive. That's not utopian tech evangelism—it's the result of a cross-referencing of a survey on national happiness with the state of each country's technical ...


Is Alvin Wong, 2010's 'Happiest Man In America,' Still Happy?
Huffington Post
In 2011, The New York Times asked Gallup to dub "The Happiest Man In America" based on its annual Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. The answer, as the Times reported at the time: “a tall, Asian-American, observant Jew who is at least 65 and married, ...

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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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Relativity Acquires US On 'Hector And The Search …
Deadline.com
EXCLUSIVE: Relativity has closed a 7-figure deal for U.S. distribution rights to Hector And The Search For Happiness, the Peter Chelsom-directed comedy that stars Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Stllan Skarsgard, Jean Reno and Christopher ...


Happiness in the House: Vermont Adopts...
CSRwire.com (press release) (blog)
That evening they had a lively discussion about gross national happiness, the use of a gross national happiness index rather than just economic metrics and the work of GNHUSA. It turns out Cynthia Martin is a House Representative in Vermont State ...


Why This Restaurateur Gave It All Up To Find Happiness
Huffington Post
Restaurateur Amy Morton is no stranger to the culinary world. The business, she said, chose her, not the other way around. The daughter of Morton's The Steakhouse founder Arnie Morton, she was practically raised in the restaurant industry. She wasn't ...


Otago Daily Times

Study in Europe eclipses notion home in the sun equals happiness
Reuters
The sun lovers scored 7.3 out of a possible 10 on average on a "happiness" scale while the stay-at-homes came in at an average of 7.5 percent, according to the study released on Wednesday by Dr David Bartram, a senior lecturer in the Department of ...
Sunny climate no guarantee of happinessOtago Daily Times

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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 ...


In Pursuit of Happiness? Be Grateful
Huffington Post
In the field of positive psychology, gratitude is strongly associated with greater, overall happiness. Gratitude boasts many benefits -- including better relationships, better physical health, increased happiness and better coping skills. People who ...

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Life Purpose: How To Be in Love with Life

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7 Unique Ways To Make Someone Smile

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Happiness. Its Between Our Ears!

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Gratitude For Dummies

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Change 1 Thing Per Month - Making it Great One Step at a Time

So you're stuck in a rut, bored with how your... Read More

Does Money Buy Happiness?

According to researchers like Martin Seligman, Daniel Kahneman and Ed... Read More

Where do we Find True and Lasting Happiness?

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May the Budgie of Happiness Sit on Your Head

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How A Psychovirus May Be Destroying Your Life

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Inevitable Changes and Changeless Connections

Sometimes change is pleasant. A child is born. A new... Read More

7 Things Happy People Know How To Do

Ever notice how some people just seem to be able... Read More

Many Blessings

"Reflect on your present blessings of which every man has... Read More

The Secret to Staying Centered and Happy in a Troubled World

Many of us are probably so used to crisis in... Read More

How To Achieve Absolute Happiness

Everyone wants to be happy. When you decide to be... Read More

Divining your Number of Destiny

Your Destiny Number, which describes all of the talents and... Read More

Sunny Days Are Here To Stay

Yes, this is correct. Sunny Days are here to stay,... Read More

5 Fabulous B?s for the Happiest You!

Sure it sounds easy? "Be happy." Let's face it there... Read More

Happiness Without Prescription

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

Where is Your Happiness? Past, Present, or Future??

Achieving a level of personal happiness previously unknown is closer... Read More

Dont Let Life Happen to You

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Increase Your Happiness - Look Forward With Hindsight

Six months ago you had trouble finding your keys and... Read More

Discover the 10 Golden Rules on How To Conquer Your Fear

We all want happiness and peace of mind. In the... Read More

Ten Ways to Eliminate Guilt From Your Life

1. Say "Yes" Only When You Want ToYou want to... Read More

The Personal Cost of Shyness

Has someone nearby been sending you emails rather than calling... Read More