Love — it makes us smile, it makes us giggle and it makes us rejoice in the little moments we share together. In other words, love makes us happier human beings. And we're reminded of it with the recent conclusions garnered from Harvard's Grant Study. Here are fifteen love quotes (in easy-to-pin ecards) to make you both appreciate the happiness you've found in each other.
This life coach points out that weight doesn't need to mean everything when it comes to finding happiness. What could you achieve if you didn't let your body hold you back?
It looks like Bobby McFerrin was right when he sang, "don't worry be happy." According to a study published in Statistics in Medicine and conducted at Harvard University and the University of California, happiness is contagious.
Written with Dr.Jack Pransky Very happy people all have one thing in common, though most of them don’t even know what it is. They spend more time living in positive, upbeat thinking than the rest of the population. They don’t do it on purpose; it’s natural to them.
Self-esteem is widely regarded as one of the most important values in today’s society. Parents, teachers, and of course we therapists focus our efforts on boosting self-esteem, assuming that high self-esteem will result in many positive outcomes and benefits. We believe it will increase productivity and performance, benefit interpersonal relationships, and lead to healthier lifestyles.
Although women tend to suffer more money-wise after a divorce, a new study reveals that men are the ones who are less able to deal with the situation.
It's pretty much expected for people to be unhappy about getting a divorce. After all, nobody gets married, expecting to sign divorce papers later down the line. But how do you have a happy (or at least happier) divorce? Our expert offers her best advice!
I had quite an amazing experience the other day when I was meditating. I’ll preface it by saying that allergy season hit hard last week in NYC. It came suddenly and I believe the pollen count reached a record high. It floored me. It does so every year, but this year has been especially bad.
I ask this question to my clients and class participants: Describe some occasions from the recent past when you felt excited and fulfilled. The common responses I get are, “when I graduated college”, “got my dream job”, “had my last promotion”, “had my baby”…. Interesting to note, the “recent past” part gets ignored easily. Another observation, all those listed are mostly focused on achievements and not on the activity or the experience of doing something.
What do Lucinda Williams’ Essence, Annie Lennox’s "Bare" and Steely Dan’s "Everything Must Go," have in common? They're all breakup CDs that came out roughly around the time of my divorce. Perhaps gray skies were gonna clear up, but in the meantime, I had to have them. I’m not even sure I knew why when I bought them. Warren Zevon’s "The Wind" is not a breakup CD, unless you count the fact that he was dying, kind of a breakup with the universe. I had to have that one too.
Can you remember the things that you used to dream about as a child? Can you close your eyes and visualize the things you spent your childhood thinking about, exploring and daydreaming of? I can! When I close my eyes I vividly see me as a young girl in my bedroom listening to the Jackson 5 on my grandmother’s old stereo and dreaming about being Randy Jackson’s wife the architect/interior designer (Michael Jackson's little brother...Not American Idols Randy Jackson!)
Today is my mentor's 88th birthday and I want to take this occasion to publically record the lessons I've learned from him in my life. Dr. William Glasser is the creator of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy. The most important thing for health and happiness is positive, strong relationships in one's life.
Most Americans believe that in throughout their dating process, they are searching for their soul mate - the person they are destined to spend the rest of their lives with. Many may wonder why this process is so difficult or how to even get there. These three steps show you what might be going wrong and how to put you on the path to Mr. Right.