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Category: Art & Science of Happiness

Do These Five Things To Become the Person You Aspire To Be

Its time to dig up those dreams that got buried under old assumptions standards and expectations. Have you ever found yourself in big trouble because you “assumed” something that turned out to be false? Of course!  That’s because an assumption is a belief, presumption, or Read more…


OVERCOMING FAUX-HAPPINESS

 It’s the Happy Helmet, Ren! Now you’ll always be happy! And this is the remote control, and I use this dial to control how happy you are!  Stimpy to Ren on “The Helmet” Whoever came up with the phrase “Fake it ’till you make it,”  Read more…


NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS: 3 FACTORS FOR SUCCESS

Are you struggling to come up with a New Years resolution?  Or even considering not making one, but at the same time you want a more fulfilling life with more Happy Places?  According to a University of Scranton Department of Psychology study, people who took Read more…


LIVE FROM THE INSIDE-OUT: Five Sure-Fire Ways To Improve Your Self-Esteem

Why is positive self-esteem so important? By definition self-esteem is how you feel about yourself. Your opinion is the only one that matters when it comes to your self-esteem.  Negative feelings and beliefs about yourself will prevent you from moving forward. Positive feelings and beliefs will Read more…


SOMETIMES BEING A QUITTER IS GOOD FOR YOU!

Especially when it comes to smoking. Back in the day (That’s baby-boomer speak for a long, long, time ago.) smoking was cool.    Commercials, billboards and TV shows portrayed smoking as glamorous.  My teenage friends and I had to try smoking at least once so we Read more…


3 EASY THINGS YOU CAN START DOING NOW TO “MAKE A HAPPY DAY”

1.    Wake up Refreshed – Sleep ‘till You’re Finished.   I have never been a morning person.  I always marveled at the ambitious people who popped out of bed ready to run their morning mile and get their adrenaline rush before going in to work.  Read more…


7 EXCUSES FOR UNHAPPINESS & HOW TO OVERCOME THEM

“You are where your are supposed to be, at this moment.”  Will Houck It has been said the origin of every excuse is the failure to do something. Below are seven common excuses for unhappiness, and some ideas on how to replace excuses with finding Read more…


SPEAKING THE LANGUAGE OF HAPPINESS: GRATITUDE

Gratitude Journal

Do you speak the language of happiness? I have heard a saying, that if you’ve forgotten the language of gratitude, you’ll never be on speaking terms with happiness. There are studies that indicate happiness and gratitude may operate in a “cycle of virtue” whereby gratitude Read more…


SIX RIDICULOUSLY SIMPLE WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR HAPPY CHEMICALS

Good News!  We can train our brains to make us happier! According to Loretta Breuning PH. D we have the ability to work with our four main happy chemicals – dopamine, endorphin, oxytocin and serotonin. We CAN stimulate our our positive neurochemicals.  Your brain is Read more…


HAPPINESS vs. PLEASURE

The Dalai Lama believes that the purpose of our lives is to seek happiness.  He believes we can achieve happiness through training of the mind, and the mind is the ‘psyche’ or ‘spirit’ including intellect, feeling, heart and mind.  On the other hand, Sigmund Freud’s Read more…