Mandy Marie

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Happiness Researcher Shawn Achor: Who Cares Whether the Glass Is Half Full?

It's an age-old question to measure positivity: Is the glass half empty or half full? Happiness researcher Shawn Achor says its not about the …

The Most Common Mistake With Weight Loss

6 Things You Can't Learn From Your Bathroom Scale

For years, I worshiped the number that I saw when I stepped on the scale each morning. If my weight went down, I was a good day. I was happy, …

Why Opening Your Heart To Vulnerability Will Change Your Whole Life

When I find myself most vulnerable, I allow myself to drop the armor protecting my heart so that I can feel what's underneath, which often is sorrow …

Haida Gwaii Is Canada's Best Kept Secret

Oh, Canada. Who knew you were hiding this gem from us?<p>Formerly known as the "The Queen Charlotte Islands," Haida Gwaii is an ancient Canadian archipelago located just off the coast of British Columbia. Its name translates to "Islands of the People," and is the perfect combination of both remote <i>and</i> …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …