Posts Tagged ‘Happiness’

16 Ways to Create Your Own Happiness

Let’s face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than Healthy Living Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the […]

9 Traps You Fall Into That Limit Your Happiness

Almost every action we take in life is aimed at achieving or maintaining “happiness”—that elusive state where we feel contentment, satisfaction, and even bliss. Still, happiness can be a bit hard to define. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it’s […]

Ten Simple and Unexpected Ways to Boost Happiness

What are some small ways to boost happiness in everyday life? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Raj Raghunathan, Professor of marketing and happiness expert at UT Austin, on Quora: I once surveyed my students to make a list of […]

10 Powerful Ways To Create Your Own Happiness

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to grasp. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it’s taken ahold of you. And let’s face it, happiness and work do not always go hand in hand. A […]

5 Science-Backed Strategies for More Happiness

Kira M. Newman Did you know that happiness has its own holiday? Four years ago, the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed March 20 to be the International Day of Happiness. It’s easy to understand why they see happiness as something to celebrate: Happy people are healthier; they get sick less often and live […]

5 Science-Backed Strategies for More Happiness

Kira M. Newman Did you know that happiness has its own holiday? Four years ago, the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed March 20 to be the International Day of Happiness. It’s easy to understand why they see happiness as something to celebrate: Happy people are healthier; they get sick less often and live […]

Happiness: Gone Deep.

Happiness has always been a choice for me. A conscientious decision. A way of life. Call me an eternal optimist or a glass-is-half-full thinker, but I have always found the positive or the bright side. Except for those times when I couldn’t. They were life altering times. It happens to all of us at some […]

Experiments in Happiness: Meditation, One Month

Recap: My New Year’s resolution is to stop externalizing my happiness. This year, I’m focusing on my own behaviors and thought processes and experimenting with altering them–one per month–in order to become a more self-aware, self-assured person. You can access my Huffington Post archive here for past installments. You can also read the whole series […]

Experiments in Happiness: Meditation, One Month

Recap: My New Year’s resolution is to stop externalizing my happiness. This year, I’m focusing on my own behaviors and thought processes and experimenting with altering them–one per month–in order to become a more self-aware, self-assured person. You can access my Huffington Post archive here for past installments. You can also read the whole series […]

You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness

You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness The hilarious and heartfelt chronicle of a woman learning the secrets of love, health, and happiness from some very surprising teachers: her dogs. Julie Klam was thirty, single, and working as a part-time clerk in an insurance company, wondering if she would […]

A Better Way To Pursue Happiness

This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. In November, GGSC is hosting a summit on Mindfulness and Well-Being at Work; find out more here. We all want to be happy. And science shows that happiness not only feels great but also predicts better physical […]

How Our Family Affects Our Happiness, In One Chart

There’s just something about being with family that makes you feel warm inside — it doesn’t matter if it’s Thanksgiving Day or a random Wednesday night.  Familial bonds certainly can have an influence on your well-being, whether it’s your biological family or the family you create on your own. You depend on them for advice, […]

YES! Happiness Is a Choice

What kind of life do you want? I say a happy one. Why not! Many people believe that you’re either born happy or you’re not. I believe happiness is a choice — that you have the ability to create real and lasting happiness for yourself. We’re always making choices and doing things to be happy […]

Gratitude: 3 Ways to Invite More Happiness Into Your Life

There are some days when gratitude is simple. Maybe you got a raise, had a great vacation, watched your kid star in a school play, and other amazing experiences. Those occasions are awesome! Then there are times when you have to struggle to find gratitude. When that new raise requires you to work some weekends, […]

Happiness, Higher Education and the Pillars of Life

Posing at my alma mater Boston College Will an Ivy League degree — or even your next advanced degree — bring you happiness, satisfaction and personal success? I’m not sure if two recent trips around the northeast or August back-to-school fever prompted this question that beckoned a response. Surprisingly, within a 10-day time span, I’d […]

Ditch Work-Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part II

Part II: Your Blissful Others Well hello again! The last time we met we discussed the notion that the real problem with work/life balance isn’t that you can’t achieve it. It’s that nobody can. We talked about the fact that the idea of balancing our separate professional and personal life components into neat, TV dinner-like […]

Scientists Asked 650+ People, ‘What is Happiness?’ This Is How They Replied.

When philosophers try to answer the question: “What is a good life?”, it usually involves lots of alone time, thinking and meditating, hopefully with a pipe, a fireplace, or some nice mountain trails. Then the scientific method happened. With it, the emphasis shifted from within to without-from introspection and contemplation, to observation and sampling. So […]

6 Ways to Cultivate Better Relationships for More Happiness

Happiness is an elusive topic that has been studied and contemplated by many throughout history. While there are many theories and ideas of what it means to be happy, I decided to focus on the relational aspect of happiness in this blog. As an Imago relationship therapist and someone who specializes in helping my clients […]

The 8 Most Important Things We’ve Learned About Happiness In The Past 10 Years

We’re living in a golden age of happiness — the scientific study of happiness, at least. The field of positive psychology has exploded in growth since its inception in 1998, dramatically increasing our understanding of human flourishing. We now know more than ever about what makes us happy, how we can spread happiness socially and […]

Who Is Holding Your Happiness Hostage?

All blame is a waste of time. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won’t succeed in changing whatever it is about […]

The About.Com Guide To Baby Care: A Complete Resource for Your Baby's Health, Development and Happiness

The About.Com Guide To Baby Care: A Complete Resource for Your Baby's Health, Development and Happiness From feeding and nutrition to successful bedtime routines and solving sleep issues, The About.com Guide to Baby Care has the information and advice necessary to make sure baby (and Mom and Dad!) are as happy and healthy as possible. […]

PLAY: The Direct Path to Health, Wealth and Happiness

Play is the HIGHEST form of research. — Albert Einstein Get serious. Focus. Do. Take care of business, life, everything. You have got this. YES, you do. YES you have amazing talents, gifts and brilliance to share with the world. You are doing it. AND, if you are ready for more fun along the way, […]

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 […]

His Holiness The 17th Karmapa On Tibet, China and Happiness

His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, the spiritual head of the Karma Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism, escaped from Tibet at the age of 14 and found a home in India, where he continues to extoll his Buddhist wisdom to the world. In the video above, he speaks with HuffPost Live, alongside his translator, about everything […]

Here Are 10 Specific Ways Money Can Buy You Happiness

On Quora, the social question-and-answer site, a user asked: “What life lessons are counter-intuitive or go against common sense or wisdom?” One of the most popular answers came from Quora contributor and former Reddit CEO Yishan Wong. * * * By Yishan Wong Here’s one that goes against a lot of conventional wisdom: Money CAN […]

5 Damaging Mindsets Keeping You From Happiness

I have had countless conversations on the topics of dating and relationships with people who are in all phases of life. Men, women, boys, girls, single, married, divorced and everything in between. When you really stop to listen and pay attention, there are many lessons to be taken away from these interactions. Insights into the […]

An Explorer’s Lessons On Happiness, Photography, And Greeting Whales

“People joke that I went straight from the ocean into the air and skipped land,” Eric Cheng says. But the joke isn’t totally accurate. Land is where Cheng obtained his two computer science degrees at Stanford, and where he trained as a concert cellist. It’s where he developed a passion for pursuits that are creative […]

Why Happiness Comes From Within

Seeking happiness outside of ourselves is like waiting for sunshine in a cave facing north. — Tibetan proverb There are about seven billion of us on this planet. Each of us views life through our personal filters and no single person sees the world in the same way. The world that you see is actually […]

The Architecture of Happiness

The Architecture of Happiness Bestselling author Alain de Botton considers how our private homes and public edifices influence how we feel, and how we could build dwellings in which we would stand a better chance of happiness. In this witty, erudite look at how we shape, and are shaped by, our surroundings, Alain de Botton […]

Neuroscientist Richard Davidson On How Happiness Can Be Learned

We often think of happiness as something we need to pursue, but researchers may suggest otherwise. It turns out that joy isn’t as elusive as we think — in fact, it may be something we can cultivate on our own. HuffPost Live’s Roy Sekoff sat down with neuroscientist and University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Richard Davidson […]

Watching Rainn Wilson Talk About Happiness Will Make You Happier

Rainn Wilson was asked to share some lessons for living a good life. Moments later he was convulsing on the couch, showing off how he experiences “rapturous joy.” Post-convulsion, during an appearance on HuffPost Live, he shared some poignant thoughts on happiness, his marriage, and being true to yourself. “I gotta be me, I have […]

How To Train Your Brain For Happiness

Broody, a very unhappy brain, is plagued by fear and self-doubt. “Seeing others in pain, physical or emotional, fires his own pain network,” says Amit Sood, M.D., professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic and chair of the Mayo Mind Body Initiative, in a new video “starring” Broody. “His imaginary fears cause him real damage.” […]

The Architecture of Happiness

The Architecture of Happiness Bestselling author Alain de Botton considers how our private homes and public edifices influence how we feel, and how we could build dwellings in which we would stand a better chance of happiness.In this witty, erudite look at how we shape, and are shaped by, our surroundings, Alain de Botton applies […]

How Progress Equals Happiness | #OWNSHOW | Oprah Winfrey Network

From loving what you do, to having your mortage paid off, Tony Robbins gives his insider tips get us closer to true financial security. Find OWN on TV at http://www.oprah.com/FindOWN SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/1vqD1PN #OWNSHOW is a digital exclusive web-show on Oprah.com. Packaged into stackable moments, the show brings together stories, life-tips, and personalities from Oprah.com, OWN, […]

10 Reasons to Make Singing Your Happiness Drug!

I don’t drink or smoke, but I do get high! The fact is that since I was of a drinking age I have gotten high on singing. The joy and bliss I feel when I sing is at a whole other level and the positive effects just keep compounding. When I was 14, I desperately […]

5 ‘Tweaks’ to Happiness

I want to talk to you about happiness. I want you to know that it is a choice. I want you to realize that you are the one that decides. So what have you decided? For me, everything is anchored in perception. If you are to distil everything down to its core, I can guarantee […]

A Modern Day Renaissance Man Shares Lessons On Happiness, Habits, And Health

That Jamie Metzl has completed nearly 50 extreme endurance events, including Ironman Triathlons and ultramarathons, is not mentioned until the very final line of his personal biography. It is, apparently, the least notable of his accomplishments. More prominent highlights include senior roles with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the State Department, and the National Security […]

When the Journey to Happiness Stalls, Try Focusing on Meaning

In college, I thought I could study my way to being perpetually happy. I figured I had all the prerequisites needed for a happy life: a supportive family, good friends, a good education and the world ahead of me. I read countless books on happiness, became a psychology major, practiced smiling 20 times per day […]

Can This Simple Exercise Double Your Happiness? (VIDEO)

Have you ever noticed that sometimes the anticipation of an event — a weeklong vacation to the beach, a long-overdue visit from a dear friend, a wedding — feels even more enjoyable than the event itself? For days, weeks or months, the excitement builds; then, when the big day arrives, your happiness level doesn’t skyrocket […]

Why You Will Never Find Happiness

Happiness is the one thing we all want most in this life, the one thing most of us will spend a good deal of our time searching for. In fact, I’m willing to bet that you are looking for happiness right now. If so, I hate to be the one to tell you this, but […]

Single Motherhood Doesn’t Seem to Hinder Happiness

Raising a child more likely to brighten these women’s lives, study says healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American […]

Russell Simmons Shares His Secret To Lasting Happiness

Morning meditation and late-night drinking are pretty much on opposite sides of the spectrum when it comes to de-stressing, but entrepreneur and author Russell Simmons has turned to both as a way to find stillness. Simmons joined HuffPost Live’s Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on Thursday to explain which form of stillness truly pays off in the long […]

Philip Seymour Hoffman And Simon Critchley On What Influences Happiness

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away last week, inspired many through his meaningful body of work. But in addition to his portrayals of characters in films and plays, Hoffman played another role that brought him true happiness: The role of being a father. Hoffman sat down with philosopher Simon Critchley in 2013, where he […]

Are You Ready to Open Up to Trust, Happiness and Joy?

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. — Omar Khayyam I’ve had my share of profound unhappiness. When it hits, I’m always struck by its enormity and completeness, like a hurricane that moves in and devastates until there is nothing left of what was touched. For the record, I’m not talking about […]

Mindfulness Meditation Is the Direct Way to Happiness

We often wonder what our lives would be like without meditation or mindfulness. We were talking with our partner, neuroscientist and yogi Brian Jones, about this recently, who said, “With all the mass overstimulation and continuously heightened levels of stress, it’s easy to see why we’re all going crazy. The modern world demands so much […]

Happiness and Poverty in Developing Countries

Happiness and Poverty in Developing Countries This book analyzes the determinants of happiness for both the rich and the poor in the developing regions of Asia, Latin America and Africa. Explanatory variables include education, health and income as well as demographic and social variables. The book highlights the overwhelming importance of health in uplifting well-being […]

The Way of the Belly: 8 Essential Secrets of Beauty, Sensuality, Health, Happiness, and Outrageous Fun Reviews

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