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Three Inspirations For Happiness

Three Inspirations For Happiness

The following three inspirations were adapted from A Daily Dose of Happiness, and they represent three key ways to increase our happiness. 1. FORGIVING FOR HAPPINESS We like to think we are better than our friends below us in the food chain, such as the octopus and...

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Overcoming Depression

Overcoming Depression

Identifying Depression Depression, like most mental illness runs the continuum of severity. It can be mild or major. It can last from weeks to months. It can involve anxiety symptoms as well. Depression is primarily characterized by sadness and/or loss of pleasure in...

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Reap Your Own Happiness

Reap Your Own Happiness

One of my favorite expressions is that “you reap what you sow”. While I often hear it used negatively by someone who expects some “chickens to come home to roost” I prefer to think of it as something positive. How comforting to think that all our hard work and toil...

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Empathy 101

Empathy 101

Empathy is the ability to understand the feelings and experience of someone else. It moves people to show care and consideration during difficult times. It is how we understand each other on a personal level. Alfred Adler once quoted, "Empathy is seeing with the eyes...

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If You (blank) Then I (blank)

If You (blank) Then I (blank)

Fill in the blanks in the above sentence however you want. Have you heard this often? Do you say it often? Do you think it often? This simple sentence is a contract that is often unconsciously created with people, and it can have a disastrous effect on your life. Just...

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Journaling For Happiness And Spiritual Well Being

Journaling For Happiness And Spiritual Well Being

Could a journal actually lead one to health and well-being? As both a writer and health enthusiast, this is a question I’ve given lots of thought to. As it turns out, I’m not the only one. Upon further research, there’s been a considerable amount of press given to the...

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Easy Ways To A Better Life

Easy Ways To A Better Life

Want a better life? Big changes are difficult, and take time, but there are many easy steps you can take right now. Take many steps, even small ones, and pretty soon you’re getting somewhere. A Better Life Today It’s easy just to look, right? Start looking for...

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Are You Chasing The Elusive Butterfly Of Happiness?

Are You Chasing The Elusive Butterfly Of Happiness?

For many people happiness is an elusive butterfly in the garden of life. Imagine a young child in the garden on a summer day. The child sees a beautiful butterfly flitting from flower to flower. With eyes of wonder the child wants to see it close up, touch it, and...

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What Is Happiness? Can It Be Defined?

What Is Happiness? Can It Be Defined?

Happiness is one of the most commonly used words. We all say – the children look so happy. I am very happy today. You don’t look happy. Any reason? How to make a happy world? How to avoid sad feelings and feel happy? Which pill can help us? The discussion about...

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What To Do When Nothing Is Working Out For You

What To Do When Nothing Is Working Out For You

If you are one of those people for whom things are just not going the way they want …. if you think that things work out wonderfully well for everyone else BUT you, then you should sit back, relax and ponder upon your situation in this light: We have all been brought...

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