Articles in the category Happiness

5 Things to Think About When You’re Depressed

Depression sucks. Period. Or, rather, that’s the understatement of the year. Having the blues is one thing, but being clinically depressed is something else. Some days may be awesome, but when a depressive period hits, it feels like nothing – nothing – is right in the world, that there is no point to this life. […]

30 Positive Affirmations for Kids

Positive affirmation is essentially thinking positively, believing in yourself and that you’ll get what you want. One of the most important elements of positive affirmation is repetition. In order for them to be effective, it is necessary to repeat them to yourself (write them down even) several times a day. Additionally, they have to be […]

5 Things to Stop Expecting From People Around You

Expectations can be the death of you – whether expectations come from others or ourselves. While there is no getting rid of expectations in this world, if we are more mindful, we just might be able to deal with expectations in a better way. In this post, we’re going to focus on things to stop […]

How You Can Be The Helping Hand That Your Suffering Friend Needs

Sticking out your neck for your friend in trouble or having their backs in their time of need is a true sign of friendship. But offering your helping hand will do just fine as well. If your friend is going through depression, divorce, loss, or others, then the best way to help them is by reaching […]

Why Being Broke Shouldn’t be a Problem At All: Finding Happiness Amidst Bankruptcy

Losing money is a top concern among Americans – the third highest concern, to be  precise. Once the wallets of people have been emptied, bank accounts wiped out, and life savings depleted, expect them to panic and throw a fit. After all, people will need money to gain access to food, shelter, clothing, and other of the basic needs in […]

6 Ways to Cheer You – and/or Others – Up

When you need a pick-me-upper, the tendency may be to curl up in bed and wallow. We do know how tempting that can be, but it may not be the best thing to do. You can do some other “productive” things instead, and cheer yourself up in the process. Additionally, these things may help you […]

7 Things to Keep Doing to Make Life Harder

Life is difficult. It is unfair. But it can be beautiful if you want to see through the hardships. The thing is, I have found that it is so much easier to dwell on the negatives than the positives. Even more so when you realize that that kind of thinking has been the pattern for […]

6 Habits That Keep You From Being Happy

Have you been feeling as if you’d never be happy? Have you been yearning for happiness all your life, and it seems that you just can’t reach that state? Now, have you ever thought that perhaps, you are part of the reason you are unhappy? Perhaps, you have some of these habits that keep you […]

Are You Emotionally Unavailable?

(Source) Emotional availability is defined as “the ability of a person to reach out and make an emotional connection with another person” (Collins, Emotional Unavailability). If you find yourself not being able to understand the feelings of the people around you, you may be emotionally unavailable. Even more serious is you may not be in […]

What Can We Learn From The Zombie Apocalypse?

There are parts of all of us that need to be developed. We are no greater than the thoughts we think. We get up every day. Go to work. Walk the dogs. Cook the food. Mind the children. But do we move as a result of who we really are or who we want to […]

7 Quotes About Gratitude

When I think about all that happens during the week, all of the things that I struggle with, I find life is easier when I remember to be grateful. Not just for the things that go right but for everything. Every experience, every opportunity.

15 Realizations About Forgiveness

“Everything will be okay as soon as you are okay with everything.” – Michael A. Singer, The Untethered Soul Like every human on this planet, I have experienced hurt and betrayal. The posts on this site are not intended to be some presentation of myself as an expert. Rather, it is an opportunity for me […]

How to Always Stay Positive, Part 1

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts and made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with a good thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him” – Gautama Buddha I recently watched a documentary called “The Secret” and one of […]

6 ways to practise mindfulness throughout the day

The practice of mindfulness can help us to lead happier and more harmonious lives. By being kinder and more compassionate towards others and having more awareness of our thoughts and actions in the world, we can become better people. Mindfulness is all about bringing more awareness to your everyday life and a sense of living […]

7 steps to a happier life

We all want one fundamental thing in life and that’s to be happy. But true happiness seems to be an elusive thing in today’s hectic, stress-filled world. We may have all the gadgets we could possibly want and a constant stream of information at our fingertips, yet stress, anxiety and depression are all on the […]

How to Live Happily with Your Regrets

Regret is such a negative word and is something that no one really wants to face. Yet everyday we commit mistakes, both big and small, that we end up regretting. Some regrets, however, are bigger than others, having the potential to destroy our happiness and that of other people. If you’ve done some things in […]

5 ways to turn your stress into success

There’s no doubt about it – stress is very much on the increase in today’s world. Indeed, according to the American Psychological Association, most Americans are suffering from moderate to high stress, with 44% reporting that their stress levels have increased over the past five years. Statistics show that the top five causes of stress […]