Category: happiness

Spring Cleaning Your Soul — Motivation

This article is the first in a series for the month of April. We’re spring cleaning at Team Happy, and each Monday will bring a new theme helping you to clear the clutter from your mind, your body, and your physical space. For some, spring cleaning has excitedly begun, while others need a gentle psychological […]

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: A Fun Guide to Getting Better

    Several months ago I wrote an article called The #1 Reason Angry Couples Stay Together that got a lot of people’s attention. It became quite successful and resulted in a lot of big websites copying, pasting and quoting its content. Mostly because pairing two volatile topics like strong emotions and high-conflict couples means […]

Mindfulness for Beginners: Video

  In this short video, we’ll talk about the basics of mindfulness so you can get started. The essentials are covered in a simplified, brief overview. It’s perfect for creating the habits of mindfulness and mediation. In this video we learn: 1. The concept of mindfulness 2. Paying attention on purpose 3. Being immersed in […]

You Can’t Hack Your Inner Self, But You Can Still Be Happy

  Lunchtime conversation last week: Friend: Have you seen this new online program on happiness? I saw it on Good Morning America. It’s pretty cool, and quite similar to your membership site, but there’s no interaction with a therapist or a coach. It’s all digital. Oh, and the design is really tight… Me: Digital happy-making, […]

The 10 Best Things You’re Not Doing for Your Happiness

Despite the best of intentions, most of us go about the business of being happy the wrong way. It’s easy to talk about what changes you’re going to make to increase positive emotions and have healthier relationships, but talking rarely translates into swift actions in the right direction.   There’s two common problems here: 1. […]

The Painful Truth About Happiness

  By the time you finish this article, you will be 240 seconds closer to death.   In fact, with every second that passes, you are nearer to Meeting Your Maker. The thing about life is nobody get’s out of life alive. Dying is inevitable but living is not. The irony is how we avoid […]

3 Ass-Kicking Explanations for Why You’re Still Settling

In my life, I’ve settled many times. I’ve settled to keep the peace, and I’ve settled for peace of mind. The time I finally said ‘fuck it’ to settling has made all the difference.   Half-assing my way through Community Organizations class at the end of grad school because I had the foundation to do […]

The Two Most Important Words Ever

How bad do you want happiness?   If you had to rate your efforts for the past twelve months from 1-10, what’s your number? I honestly think most people reading this think they’re doing the happy hustle, when in reality, they fall way short. There’s many variables for sure, but in the end, happiness (defined […]

Why the Minimalists Shall Inherit the Earth

I used to be a mental hoarder. Every third negative thought, bad memory, and personal slight was filed in the memory bank collecting interest.   I held on tight for two reasons: 1. Occupying mental real estate with negative content meant I wasn’t “cheating happiness.” Translation: Around-the-clock pre-emptive worrying meant life might spare me a […]

Money Won’t Buy You Mental Health (But This Will)

The reason the rich sleep soundly at night, rather than toss and turn at 3:00 a.m. fretting over college tuition, is because they’ve done the financial work.   When you walk the walk, you talk the talk. And talk ain’t cheap.   According to a survey conducted by Wells Fargo, 44 percent of Americans feel […]

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