Shana Adkison

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10 Selfless Ways to Build Good Karma and Generate Happiness

Want to do well by doing good? Add these kinds of activities to your life every day.<p>I have a theory, and it needs a name. Let's call it "strategic unselfishness."<p>It's about putting into daily practice the kinds of things we've all heard many times: <i>Life is about what you give, not what you get. Do</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Better than Before: A Psychological Field Guide to Harnessing the Transformative Power of Habit

How to lay a steadfast foundation for “the invisible architecture of daily life.”<p><i>“We are spinning our own fates, good or evil… Every smallest stroke of virtue or of vice leaves its never so little scar,”</i> William James wrote in his seminal 1887 treatise on habit, the bundle of behavior he called the …

Sam Harris on the Paradox of Meditation and How to Stretch Our Capacity for Everyday Self-Transcendence

Montaigne believed that meditation is the finest exercise of one’s mind and David Lynch uses it as an anchor of his creative integrity. Over the centuries, the ancient Eastern practice has had a variety of exports and permutations in the West, but at no point has it been more vital to our sanity …

The 5 Daily Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not “oh, life is pretty good”, I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness: Why It Can Be a Gift That Keeps on Giving

The pursuit of happiness was a concept that the United States' founding fathers valued so much they made it a part of the Declaration of Independence from the British Empire. While the idea of the inalienable right of all human beings to pursue happiness is not an exclusively North American one …

The Happiest And Unhappiest Jobs In 2015

School principal, executive chef and loan officer are probably not the three jobs that spring to mind when you think of the professions with the most cheerful and fulfilled workers. But they top a new list of the happiest and unhappiest jobs compiled by the online jobs site CareerBliss.<p>The list …

Happiness

Mood Boosting Happy Foods

In so many ways, we are what we eat—and the "what we eat" in that sentence can also help us in terms of boosting our moods.<p>Jenna Hollenstein, C.D.N., is a certified nutrition ambassador for Just Salad—a New York City-based restaurant that offers healthy, customized salads, wraps, smoothies, and …

Four Habits of People Who Are Truly Happy

In this busy, self-involved world, a simple “thank you” has the ability to stop us dead in our tracks. Whether we’ve helped a co-worker with a project or simply held the door for a stranger, being thanked for a good deed makes us stand up with attention. Why? Because we perceive that simple acts of …

This Personality Trait Leads To Wealth And Happiness; Do You Have It?

Dear Business Owner,<p>The last time we talked, I know I was pretty hard on you, telling you the 7 Reasons You Won’t Ever Be Successful.<p>But I want to make it up to you. And I think I can.<p>Let’s leave the past behind us. No hard feelings, okay? Let’s focus on the future. On what you <i>can</i> do to be …

Happiness Is an Action

It takes courage and focus to turn your face to the sun. Getting happy is an action and an act of revolution.<p><i>It takes practice to stay inspired.</i> Real life is an opponent that won't quit. We are barraged with facts and influences that attack our confidence. Peace of mind is not an opiate. It's an …

How to Cultivate Happiness Even When It Is Hard

It is easy to choose happiness when we are sitting on the peaks of our lives. But what about when we are lost in the valleys? On those days when we find it hard to put one foot in front of the other, we are tested to go deep.<p>It is then that we realize that searching for happiness outside of …

Happiness

Happy Living Rooms

See fun, cheerful spaces.<p>Round shapes, pops of color, and layers of embellishments help give these living rooms their fun, cheerful style.

Interior Design

10 Small Habits That Help You Age Well

It's easy to feel confused by all the healthy aging advice out there. Wine is good for you. Wine is bad for you. Take calcium supplements. Don't take calcium supplements. At times, it seems like the "experts" really don't know what they're talking about. I can't solve any of these debates. But, I …

The world's happiest jobs

Engineers have the happiest job in the world, closely followed by teachers and nurses, according to analysis carried out by the Guardian.<p>We looked at nine different surveys conducted to find the occupations that make us happiest, and then did our own survey of these surveys, looking for the …

Employment

3 Simple Ways to Beat Stress and Boost Happiness

<i>Unlocking happiness may be as easy as these three tips from YourTango.</i><p>Are you going to let stress ruin your life? Hell no! Start doing these small rituals . . . ASAP!<br>Stress is powerful — manage it or it manages you, right?<p>How many times has stress overtaken you, depleting your energy and stealing …

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.<p>When you really stop to listen and pay attention, there are many lessons to be taken away from these …

8 Habits Of Perpetually Positive People

Ever notice how some people just seemingly have a bright outlook on life -- even when everything isn't exactly on the sunny side?<p>You know those people: They're the friends who have spilled coffee on their white shirt and still manage to have a nonchalant smile on their face. They're the co-workers …

Why We Melt at Puppy Pictures

Cute babies elicit caregiving behavior in humans—but why do we have the same response to the cute young of other species?<p>Things were great at home. Everyone was getting enough sleep, cleaning all the laundry and dishes, and keeping up with homework. So it seemed like the obvious time to upend it …

Cute

Why Losing Weight Might Not Make You Happy (and What Will)

<b>“When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits—anything that kept me small.</b> …

Happiness

5 Ways To Quickly Pull Yourself Out of a Funk If Your Life is in The Dumps

I was in a funk for a very long time around my “Quarter-life crisis” period and like most people, I turned to the Internet for advice before asking …