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The Last Man on Earth

“Why was I even talking about this?” Dwight Yoakam says to his sandy-colored Rios of Mercedes cowboy boots. “Do you remember? I don’t remember.”It’s …

This Is Scientific Proof That Happiness Is A Choice

One theory in psychology research suggests that we all have a happiness "set-point" that largely determines our overall well-being. We oscillate around this set point, becoming happier when something positive happens or the opposite, afterwards returning to equilibrium.<p>But this set-point, to a …

Forgiveness: The Perfect Gift Any Day of the Year

Call me an oddball, but I've never been a gift-giving conformist. The first and last time my husband and I exchanged traditional Christmas gifts was 1981. We purchased them in October, opened them in November and paid credit card bills till the following April. By our last payment, I barely …

There Is Only One New Year's Resolution You Need... Kindness

Kindness. Yes kindness, but not only the resolution to be kind. Kindness takes a reflection on what it is and how it shows its angelic halo from time to time. Now more than ever people need to honestly think about what it means to be kind. Not because the world is in any more of a state of chaos …

An Attitude of Gratitude: What This One Little Emotion Can Do for Your Life

It's the holiday season, and everyone talks about being grateful. For those among us who find it easy to feel grateful, here's research to back up your natural inclination. For anyone who might need a little prodding, just keep reading, you may decide that gratitude isn't just a word, but a …

3 inspiring TEDx Talks on happiness at work

Letting Go, Trusting, and Allowing Yourself to Be Happy and Free

<b>“Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>First, let’s be clear about something…<p>Surrender is <i>not</i> …

Positive Thinking

Accepting Uncertainty: We Can Be Happy Without All the Answers

<b>“The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably deal with.” ~Tony Robbins</b><p>I’ve recently begun to …

How to Really Be Happy

Are you in pursuit of happiness? Do you tell yourself that if only this or that in your life would change all would be well and you could finally be happy?<p>But what if happiness weren't something that had to be pursued? What if it were innate? Indistinguishable from who you are? How would this …

Five Keys to Happiness

I've had the privilege of knowing Ray Chambers as both a mentor and a friend for almost a decade. After a legendary career on Wall Street, where he …

How to be Happy - The Six Pillars of Happiness

Everyone on this planet wants to be happier, but not many people really know how to be happy on a daily basis. Happiness is an emotional state, but …

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: My Day With the Dalai Lama -- A Primer for Happiness

After seeing President Obama meet with The Dalai Lama, I remembered my special day with him. On that day, The Dalai Lama smiled, shaking his head. There is no difference between the East and the West, he said. Everyone has the same "mind," so every person has the chance to gain enlightenment -- the …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

While happiness is defined by the individual, I’ve always felt it foolish to declare that nothing can be learned from observing the happiness of …

Happiness

Be Happier with What Is by Letting Go of How Things Should Be

<b>“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” ~Ralph Marston</b><p>Have you ever been stuck and felt like you’re spiraling around the same space over …

Positive Thinking

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …