The “Wha Wha Meltdown” Post

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The Annual Post-Breakup Holidays Post

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How To Start Feeling Happier About Yourself

This is one subject that we all think about once in awhile, and I have found that altho’ difficult, we can achieve a state of happiness so long as we direct our thinking to that state of mind. Sometimes I’ll watch these talk shows that are targeted towards helping people with concerns of being overweight, being self critical, not knowing how to solve their problems, feelings of… [Read Entire Story]

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to My Mom: 101 Stories of Gratitude, Love, and Lessons

A mother’s job is never done, but in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to My Mom, she gets the praise she deserves! Children of all ages share their words of thanks in these 101 stories of love, learning, and gratitude to the woman they couldn’t have done without!This new collection is filled with heartwarming [More About This Book]

The Joy Compass: Eight Ways to Find Lasting Happiness, Gratitude, and Optimism in the Present Moment

Do you long for the ability to live fully in the moment? Do you wish that you could transcend everyday worries, dissolve discontent, and find true happiness? If so, The Joy Compass is your guide. Packed with tips and strategies for overriding the brain’s natural negativity bias, this practical pocket guide will teach you to [More About This Book]

Gratitude is Among the Top Advanced Life Skills

We all know that being grateful and appreciative is very beneficial, but have you ever thought of gratitude as one of the top life skills? Actually, it is more than that. Gratitude belongs in the category of advanced life skills because it can completely transform you life. In the face of challenges or mounting demands on your time, do you find it… [Read Entire Story]

Given Up On Giving Thanks? Don’t. Try These Gratitude Tips Instead

Gratitude has been a catch phrase of the last decade that you might be sick of hearing about, or feel is the domain of do-gooders and not for you. But research by positive psychologists consistently proves gratitude is a worthwhile habit still needing our attention, showing it lessens anxiety and depression, deepens sleep, and leads to better general health. … [Read Entire Story]

Seeing Your Place in the Big Picture

Imagine that you own a beautiful piece of property on top of a hill and you are going to build your dream house there. As you stand on your hilltop and look around, you realize that you have two completely different views to choose from and they are both spectacular. To the east your view includes a panorama of beautiful meadows framed by forest with the perfect little year-round creek winding through the middle. Can you picture that in your… [Read Entire Story]

The Mindset and Motives of Giving

When it comes to the simple act of giving motives and mindset really matter. Many of us are unconsciously so self-centered that everything we do, even within our closest relationships, is actually bartering rather than unconditional giving. This can be true even when we are dealing with ourselves as I pointed out in an article called What Do You Think You Deserve? We all realize that giving on any level feels really good, but internally all forms of giving are not created equal.  This is where… [Read Entire Story]

Joy In Living

When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only within yourself. (by Chief Tecumseh)Starting the day with a positive thought sets the tone for everything that follows. Instead of focusing on your troubles and worries, we can think about our blessings. How lucky we are to have a warm, dry place to sleep, good food to eat, nice clothes to wear, a job to go to, family and friends to support … [Read Entire Story]

It’s about being happy and secure in where you are in life

Giving thanks, Something we should do on a daily basis. We should be thankful for what we have been given and blessed with to have. In my past I have found myself thanking God then turning around and complaining about what I have been given. Seems petty and to me it seems as if I wasn’t truly thankful. Well of course those days are gone, I now truly am thankful for what I have and don’t think what I have is less than I need or deserve. That side of me back then was petty, selfish and unaware of… [Read Entire Story]

Can You Allow Appreciation to Change Your Life?

We are all aware of the benefits that come from being appreciative and grateful. But sometimes that’s easier said than done. In the face of a sinking economy, do you find it difficult to be appreciative? When it feels like your very way of life is being threatened, can you still find reasons to be grateful? Yes, sometimes finding the good in a situation can seem like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack. Yet, the benefits of being in a state of genuine appreciation in spite of what’s going on around us are worth investigating. This… [Read Entire Story]

30 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Life Experience

1. Create a feel good morning. Start the day off spending some time (at least 20 minutes) doing whatever makes you feel good, even if you need to get up a little earlier. Start your day by connecting with yourself. 2. Get enough sleep. Make sure you go to bed early enough to get however much sleep you personally need to wake up feeling rested. You cannot function optimally if you start out tired. 3. Take a wake up … [Read Entire Story]

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Secret to Happiness

This article is an excerpt by David Leonhardt from 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life. Do I believe there is a secret to happiness? I’ll bet you expect me to say “NO, there is just no simple secret.” While it is true that there are many factors that affect our happiness, I believe there is one secret that determines whether those factors will work for you, and that is the secret to happiness. But first, allow me to share a some history. … [Read Entire Story]

The Rainbow Tree – An edited version that improves our quality of life.

As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it’s harder every time. You’ll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You’ll fight with your best friend. You’ll blame a new love for things an old one did. You’ll cry because time is passing too fast, and you’ll eventually lose someone you love. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you’ve never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is … [Read Entire Story]

Failure Should not be Looked Upon as a Negative.

“The way we perceive things will be the compass to how happy or how miserable we will feel.” “..its going to be a positive day..” I’ve always believed that with each new day we all have the opportunity to make that new day a positive, productive, happy day. We owe to ourselves to try and … [Read Entire Story]