Posts tagged happiness

Happiness, Denmark-Style: The Little Book of Hygge

If you’ve been on Pinterest or Instagram lately, you might have heard of hygge. The Danish word (pronounced hyoo-gah), and the feelings of coziness and comfort it evokes, have spread across the rest of the world like wildfire as a self-care trend and lifestyle. But what exactly is hygge? Is it actually as good for your wellness as social media makes it sound? And, if…

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5 Benefits of Journaling (And How to Start Journaling Yourself)

People have been putting pen to paper as a means to clear their thoughts since the invention of writing. People who keep a journal praise the pastime as a way to help themselves process their emotions, reflect on their thoughts, and outline their goals for the future. But you may be surprised to learn that journaling is backed by science. Psychologists frequently prescribe a regular…

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The 3 Phases of Rising Strong After Failure with Brené Brown

It’s not easy or comfortable, but grappling with setbacks in life is inevitable. It’s natural to stumble and fall when you put ourselves out there. There is no shame in making mistakes. And, no matter how much it might feel like it is, failure is not the end of the world. The fact that you had the courage to show up and be vulnerable is…

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12 Ways to Boost Your Joy from The Happiness Project

How different do you think your life could be if you dedicated a whole year to making yourself happier? It’s this exact question that Gretchen Rubin asked herself before starting The Happiness Project. Every month for a year, Rubin performed various happiness experiments on herself. She investigated the science of happiness using research and anecdotal evidence and compiled all that she learned in a book…

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Chasing the Dream: 40% of Happiness is a Choice

When Monday morning rolls around, do you jump out of bed inspired and motivated for the day ahead? If you love your job, you’re in the minority.  Unfortunately, job dissatisfaction is common. Most people are not making a living at their dream job and this can cause them to feel resentment and even depression. On an average day, you spend more time at the office…

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4 Coping Skills We Learned from Tiffany Haddish in The Last Black Unicorn

In stand-up comedian Tiffany Haddish’s memoir, The Last Black Unicorn, she documents a grueling and turbulent life. From being bullied by her peers to being abused by her now ex-husband, Haddish has struggled from the very beginning. But it’s hard to believe that when you see her upbeat demeanor for yourself. The more you read of Haddish’s difficult life, the harder it is to believe…

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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Have you ever been so caught up in an activity that you lost all sense of time? Maybe you were reading an amazing book or working on a passion project when, suddenly, the day was over? During moments like these, you’re focused on what’s in front of you, at the exclusion of everything else. Your productivity and enjoyment spike and you feel “in the zone.”…

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Looking Forward: How Will You Measure Your Life?

You probably wouldn’t think it’s a good idea to treat your relationships like a job. Something about it seems cold and impersonal. But Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth, and Karen Dillon, authors of the book How Will You Measure Your Life are suggesting you do exactly that. Based on a talk Christensen once gave while teaching at Harvard Business School, How Will You Measure Your…

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