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Happiness: Forget Extraordinary, Just Be Yourself

One of my favorite books is <i>The Great Work of Your Life</i> by Stephen Cope. Cope opens with a bold quote from the Book of Thomas: <i>If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.</i><p>The …

33 Quotes to Help You Live a Happier and More Productive Life

Hard work may not be the only route to success.<p>Shawn Achor is a psychologist, bestselling author and leading expert on the undeniable connection between happiness and success. Recently, I watched Achor's captivating Ted Talk called <i>The Secret to Better Work</i>. In this talk, Achor delves into what he …

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Want to Be Happier? Live by These 4 Rules

I bet you cringe at this sentence: "You deserve to be happy." The idea feels selfish, demanding, too self-centered to utter out loud. "You deserve to be happy."<p>I bet the words enter your mind with a twinge of unsettled emotion. I bet, just like me, you write them off as silly, unrealistic words …

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The best way to deal with stress, according to a 69-year-old monk who scientists say is the 'world's happiest man'

That's because he participated in part of a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by University of Wisconsin neuroscientist Richard Davidson. And Davidson found his brain waves and activity to be off the happiness charts.<p>In 2008, Davidson had a group of expert meditators (including …

9 Things Science Says Your Home Needs If You Want to Be Happy

Go on: Buy yourself flowers.<p>Just because your home is stylish and clean doesn't mean you're living your happiest life possible. Bummer, we know. But according to science, these are the colors, scents, and accessories you should feature in your home to improve your chances for complete and utter …

The 7-step morning ritual that will help you stay happy all day

Research shows that being happy actually makes you more productive. So let's kill two birds with one stone and focus on smiles.<p>What's the first step? Here's a little secret: Happy mornings don't start in the morning …

Why Can't 2016 Be the Happiest Year of Your Life?

<i>Article Source: makeyourbodywork.com</i><p>It's that time of year again.<p>It's time to start looking toward the future, setting goals, and planning out what 2016 is going to be for you.<p>As a fitness coach, I hear a lot about people's New Year's resolutions. In fact, the most common resolutions are always …

7 Mindfulness Habits That Lead To 365 Days of Happiness

There’s a lot out there written on conflict from how to ask what you really want and how to understand what the other side really wants.<p>But what I …

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20 Small Things You Can Do Every Day To Lead A Joyful Life

To be joyful is to be happy, jubilant and elated. Who doesn’t want more of that in their life! Here are 20 small things you can adopt into your …

16 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health In 2016

Meet your new resolution.<p>New Year's resolutions often focus on improving <i>physical</i> health, but what if you focused on mental health this year?<p>While the culture at large often dismisses mental self-care, in part because of the stigma against those facing mental illness, emotional well-being is a …

20 Pictures Of Small Tips To Live A Satisfying Life

What does it mean to live a satisfying life? It means living a life in balance. It means making sure that your emotional, mental, physical, and …