As I parked my car and started walking down the sidewalk towards the new church my friend recommended on Easter Sunday I found myself immediately going into judgment- ugh, church in an industrial park? The people here don’t look like “my peeps”. It doesn’t have that “feeling” that makes me comfortable blah, blah, blah. Have you ever done that? Before giving someone or something a chance gone straight into judgment?
Happiness experts uniformly suggest that curiosity and challenges, with their associated discomfort, enrich our lives. Challenges are different for everyone. Consider how you might bring a little positive discomfort into your life. Dr. Judith Tutin offers ten tips to stepping out of your comfort zone.
We are all human, we all get stressed. If you believe in the power of serenity you can easy the anxiety that is flooding your heart, mind and body. Here are 7 steps to help with your transformation.
Have you been asking yourself "Where can I find happiness and is it within my reach?" If so, here are some happiness myths you need to throw out your window, so that you can learn how to be happy today!
Vancouver is one happy city! This past week we’ve seen hundreds of dolphin and whales frolicking in our Howe Sound, Owen Wilson riding his bike around town, waving back to all the ladies in our streets. (He’s not afraid to wave back!) Cherry blossoms are out. Daffodils are up. Spring is springing. Does it get any better than this? One wonders if those dolphins and flowers have been picking up those good vibrations from TED’s 30th Anniversary Conference in town this week?
Do you start your day feeling as if you have a thousand pound weight on your chest? Unless you live on a beach with a wait staff, you probably have tasks to do during each day that you don't particularly enjoy or a to do list that feels overwhelming. Here's how to change your morning programming so that you can learn to look forward to your day.
Love is the key to happiness, but is happiness truly the key to love? We dug into the most compelling studies out there to answer the question you've always secretly wondered: How do you stack up against other so-called 'happy' couples? And the shocking research proves that happy couples are not always as they seem.
University of Chicago's Center of Demography and Economics of Aging in Illinois found that it's important for older couples to do this in order to protect the quality of their marriage. Lucky for us, it's a fun and easy thing.
Happiness is a mindset or attitude that comes from the way you think about your world. It is experienced as a state of contentment or well-being. Achieving this state of mind does not require that you live in a special place, accumulate a large amount of money (okay, it helps a little) or even that you have the best of health. It is thought that only about 10 percent of the variation in people’s reports of happiness can be explained by differences in their circumstances.
Have you ever felt that your nightmare, or the thing you feared most has turned into reality? It certainly has for me. I can honestly say I am living my worst nightmare, and yet loving my life. At the risk of being transparent, let me explain. Since I was a very young girl, I have always wanted to be married. Now, I didn’t dream about weddings, cake, and white lace. I’ve always dreamed about the union of marriage itself. The thought of actually having a partner in life, to build and share with, is what attracted me most to the idea of marriage.
Advise author Lisa Shultz shares the importance of positive communication. For internal and external communication alike, it is important to keep out the bad and instead, only focus on the golden parts of life.
As a 21st century woman, you are busy and life can feel hectic. We are hardworking women and we're all moving so fast rushing from one thing to the next. But, whew! It’s exhausting and stressful. Could it be that we’ve become too busy? When we move at this break neck pace, it causes us to lose touch with something special: our pleasure and sensuality. We forget to savor, enjoy, and really experience the best parts of life.
This infographic from Happify reveals the science behind happy couples, from how often they have sex to how they argue.
Learn how to be happy with yourself while undergoing self-improvement with the help of life coach Moreah Vestan. Her seven helpful tips will help you stay focused and positive while you're actively making changes in your life.
One of the largest studies of relationships ever has finally reported its findings. Conducted over a two-year period that encompassed 5,000 people of all relationship statuses, ages and sexual orientation, the study reveals some pretty interesting keys to keeping your relationship happy. We break it down for you.