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Happiness is deceptively simple. It’s about being satisfied with life and experiencing more positive emotions than negative ones.

Still, many of us find the pursuit of happiness to be frustratingly difficult. A relatively new branch of psychology called positive psychology is studying what makes people happy—and what doesn’t. Researchers are learning that the keys to happiness are within everyone’s reach.

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Make a Joke of It. It’s Difficult, but Effective

I’m working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone’s project will look different, but it’s the rare person who can’t benefit.

Mental Health and The Family Tree

“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Russian novelist and philosopher

Getting Real

It’s time for some genuine honesty, here.  I’ve been told that you need to “find what makes you uncomfortable, and do it.”

The Power of Regret

Now that my past is erased I feel the healing I found the meaning of grace; I’m not what I have done I’m what I’ve overcome” – F.F.

5 Common Happiness Mistakes

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 5 happiness boosters that actually do more harm than good.



Quit wasting your time

 Your browser does not support the video tag. Comedian Joan Rivers claims we've got too much time on our hands to think about...

Moments of absolute absorption

 Your browser does not support the video tag. Writer Adam Gopnik finds happiness in being "vigilantly absorbed in some activity.

That juicy state of happiness

 Your browser does not support the video tag. For Alanis Morissette, happiness is a temporary but "juicy" state.

Happiness? What happiness?

 Your browser does not support the video tag. For actor John Leguizamo, happiness is finding enjoyment in life's struggles.

Porcupine Love

 Your browser does not support the video tag. Elizabeth Gilbert on relationships

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