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Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500Prior to meeting and marrying Kathleen, the decade before had been a most challenging period for her. It was one of those tough stretches many of us face over the course of our lives. Kathleen had been suddenly adownsizeda, went through an unwanted divorce, had cancer surgery, her mother had a heart attack and was raising two young teenagers (and sheep) in a big old house out in the country. The emotional roller coaster of life was pulling her down.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400So often we count what is missing from our lives, focusing on what is not there. In doing this, we create a form of "negative hallucination," a state of mind that blinds us to so much of what is actually there -- a really self-defeating way to pass our days. An essential ingredient of happiness is the abllity to be greatful for all we have. In this informative article, a leading UK therapist discusses the 6 gratitude habits that lead to a happier life.
Tue, 29 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400Unfortunately, things are not that easy. That doesn't mean there aren't techniques and tips you can use in your everyday life that can help you find happiness and fulfillment as you go through the journey of life. Here's how: So after a few cups of coffee and a couple hours of deliberation, here are 18 things I wish someone told me when I was 18...
Thu, 28 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400Frankly, the realities of life are often difficult at best. Often we find ourselves in the middle of the undesirable conditions and families who struggle, work, finances, relationships and much more. These studies may obscure the points of view and ways of shaping negative attitudes. But how do some people seem to live more than their share of problems seem to be joyful and happy? How can you find joy in the journey?
Tue, 26 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400Imagine you find the perfect pair of shoes at the store. You try them on, they fit well, feel comfortable, and look great. You want these shoes more than anything, but they are expensive and you are not sure you can afford it without taking a risk. But you know these shoes will make you happy. You know it. Look how great they look on you! They are the key to your happiness. You whip out your credit card and buy them anyway.
Wed, 06 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400Since we are often faced with trials and stresses, it is very important to have a positive state of mind all the time. Here are 5 simple steps on how to be happy and optimistic to help you get through every day with lightness in your heart.
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0400There is really such a thing as using brain power to become happier. In other words, you should become an optimistic person. Positive thinking, most especially during times of confusion, troubles, etc, will help reduce your negative feelings and replace them with positive ones. For example, if you didn't pass the final interview for a job position you've been longing for, it's okay to feel sad, but, at the same time you should also be optimistic. Just think that there's a better opportunity for you with a higher pay, better benefits, etc. Positivism is therefore one of the tips for happiness that you should apply to enable you to have a happy life.
Thu, 01 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400Young people all across the globe are dealing with a world that is changing for the worse. All around them they are surrounded with drugs, money, pornography, abuse, and other activities that are now common in our world. Most of these activities used to only affect those who sought after them, now they affect each and every one of us, especially young people. Through volunteering, I have found that these kids want to be good and they just need someone to show them how.
Fri, 18 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400Each people have his or her personality. When dealing with interpersonal relationships, people's personalities will become a great impact on how people get along. Some people associate people's different personality with colors. Colors can influence people's emotions, actions and how we people react to various situations while staying with different people, or handling different things and ideas. To some extent, colors are powers. They have impact in our daily life and it can somewhat show what a person you are.
Sun, 30 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400We can know why we now have a fear for a selected activity or object by delving deep into the way in which we reacted to that fear or object. This can give us a better perception into our interior-minds. As soon as we understand the essential cause of the fear, we can take steps to overcome it. Do you remember your first day at college? Had been you afraid to go away your mom and pop to go to a new place? After a while, you enjoyed going to school. How was this possible? By analyzing and understanding, the way you overcame this worry can assist you to conquer some other concern that you just have.
Sun, 02 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400Living the abundant life is easy if you know where to begin. Take a good long look at yourself and see whether you're happy with the way your life is going or not. If you feel like something is missing, but you can't quite put your finger on it, then this article is for you.
Mon, 26 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400Learning how to achieve happiness in life is now at the forefront of everybody's minds. Throughout the years, people have grown more aware of the importance of self-development. They've come to regard happiness as an important aspect of their life. For others though, it is as elusive as spotting an endangered species in the middle of the street. But that doesn't mean it is unattainable. Here are some remarkably simple tips on how to achieve happiness in life.
Fri, 23 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400Being a self-proclaimed "Life Simplifier," I have resisted the urge to blog for quite some time as keeping up with a blog doesn't really fit into the idea of "Simple Living." However, recently I have experienced an abundance of "simple living inspiration" and feel a need to share it.
Sat, 27 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400It's about time we learn how to make people happy. Who says the world has to live under gray skies all the time? Besides, we need a bit of cheering up. And the world will definitely become a better place if we all did our part in keeping our neighbors cheerful. Learning how to make people happy doesn't have a set formula. Everybody is different and responds to different things. However, the happiness tips in this article cut across most barriers.
Sun, 28 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500The people of Denmark have once again topped the charts as the happiest people on earth. Americans ranked 23rd. Interestingly, Danes own and consume less than half as much stuff as Americans. The average home size in Denmark is 1,184 square feet while in the US it's 2,330. On average, a US home has 350,000 items in it!
Fri, 19 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500Happiness has long been a part of human life. However, it is only in recent years when psychologists actually started looking at happiness from an academic standpoint. Now, people want to know how happy we are, what makes us cheerful and how it affects us as a person.
Thu, 28 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500Would not it be nice to have the feeling of gratitude twenty-four hours a day? Not just the idea or thought, but that feeling of gratitude that makes so many burdens easier to face. Unfortunately, we tend to evaluate others and ourselves continually in our search for better things, better places, and better people. We have these human tendencies. Maybe being human has something to do with it? We think comparatively.
Wed, 13 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500Unconditional Love. This is the font of happiness, renewable and eternal. We often think that being loved is the best feeling in the world, but it's the second best. The best is loving someone else. Love is the polar opposite of fear, emotionally and neurologically. Thus, it is the antidote to fear and the first step toward real bliss.
Fri, 08 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500Can money buy happiness? Isn't that the question of the century? Money and happiness have often been pitted against each other. The popular belief, as evidenced by the number of children's stories with such a theme, is that money can't buy you happiness. They say, you can have everything in the world but if you don't have friends or anyone to share those things with, it's pointless. They also say that, the more money you have, the more things you end up wanting. It's a vicious cycle, so they say.
Thu, 24 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500There are many things in our life that we don't know about before we get some insight into them. For example, you don't realize the bike will cause serious pain when it runs over your foot until the moment it actually happens. Or that the chances of you actually flying through the air after jumping off the top of your play set are pretty much nonexistent. Or that water can actually boil away and leave a burnt mess of potatoes.
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400The Spiritual Science Research Foundation (SSRF) recommends chanting the Name of God as a foundation to one's spiritual practice. To begin chanting the Name of God, one does not have to stop one's current form of spiritual practice, but in fact, can augment it with chanting.
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400Well, we can't forget about our everyday life and our everyday demands and our everyday bills, but we mustn't let them consume us. Yes, a quick thought devoted to our concerns, then a plan of action, and then the best part -- thoughts about our blessings. There is no end to those.
Tue, 03 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0500There are so many things that you can do to get onto the road that leads to happiness. Here are my top Positive Psychology tips. These will certainly help you to feel much more positive and help you to gain that much loved emotion of really feeling good!
Fri, 16 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500I know - easier said than done. Most of us go through our lives never really getting to know ourselves. After all, life offers us many distractions. Who has time for self-reflection? The only way to to be happy after 40 is to get to know yourself really well. This includes accepting and loving who you are. This includes accepting and loving the nervous habits that only you know about, those annoying addictions, and that little pot belly or slight jiggle.
Wed, 17 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500We must think beyond ourselves in order to find true happiness how can we help others in big way? There are many organizations that make it really easy to help people, here are a few. Join me in giving to others and it will help you to find true happiness, I promise! Once you get in the habit of helping others, you will feel like a new person, and that's a good thing.