Have you hugged someone today? If not, consider the fact that from a very young age, physical contact plays a vital role in our growth and ability to thrive. Beyond childhood, touch remains an important ingredient in our health and happiness. Let’s not overlook the amazing benefits of hugging that would serve our peace and […]
Though there’s some debate over whether or not mindfulness and happiness are directly correlated, I’ve experienced that a big part of happiness is deciding to be mindful. When you decide to notice life as it is without needing to change it, you realize that good things are simply everywhere, and they’re worthy of your appreciation.
Happiness is dependent upon how you go about living a happy life. There are certain things you can do to be happier, yet it’s all about the mindset with which you do these things.
Today is the day to stop waiting for happiness to come in any form other than your presence in this moment. Now is the time to stop waiting for the perfect moment and instead choose to enjoy the journey. After all, outcomes aren’t the only source of happiness; the process of working towards the outcome […]
There’s likely more than one key to happiness. Experience and research has taught us that there are a handful of tried-and-true ways to be happier human beings on a day-to-day basis. This post explores seven concepts and practices that may help you unlock the gates and step into a deeper state of joy today.
The benefits of nature are far-reaching, having a profound impact on our brains, bodies, and behaviors. This post is a dedication to two of the ways in which Mother Nature nurtures our experience as human beings. I hope it inspires you to step outside and remember what it’s like to feel truly, deeply alive.
There are so many reasons to smile and so many ways to be happy, sincerely, even when life doesn’t go as planned or meet our expectations. We can experience happiness or crappiness depending on how we choose to experience our experiences; let this be a message to renew your vows to see things differently.
Science shows (and experience knows) that gratitude delivers both subtle and profound benefits to our doorstep; with an appreciative glance, life opens up in many meaningful ways. In the spirit of giving thanks for the multitude of blessings and lessons in life, here are 11 of my happiest benefits of gratitude worth celebrating.
This well-being theory, otherwise known as PERMA, is a revamped version of the happiness theory presented by leading positive psychologist Martin Seligman. For me (and I hope this for you), the goal is not merely to make it through life, but to flourish.
Music has the power to move us profoundly, on the deepest level of our being. Science supports what we’ve instinctively known to be true for so long: that the benefits of music are real, they are prevalent, and they’re worth noting.