happiness

Happiness, defined; things that help you find happiness, keep it, and share it with others.

Kate Hurley4 days ago
A Letter to My Emotions
Dear Happiness, You are easier said than done. My brain seems to think that you don’t exist in me anymore, but I feel you at least once or twice everyday, more so if I’m lucky. I feel you in a song, a...
Sarah Blain6 days ago
A 24-Year-Old Child
As I jump off the swing in the public park, I observe the nostalgic feeling that filled my adult heart, the very heart that once was a child. It has been years since I stepped on a playground, knowing...
Living with an Audience
We want to be liked. We want to be admired. We want people to think highly of us. We want to be more attractive, have more money, more friends, more likes. We want to be wanted. We crave validation mo...
Vega B7 days ago
Sometimes...
I have been dreaming for almost a year, almost every single night. Always strange dreams that I cannot seem to remember until someone says or asks something, and then I seem to immediately remember. H...
Michael Smith8 days ago
Live a Life of Thanks!
One of the hardest challenges for me has been to create a distinct lifestyle that does not always adhere to the traditions of my upbringing. Not that I am doing anything wrong, but because it steps ou...
Good Things Jar 2018
The idea came from something I saw on the interwebs near the end of 2017. The idea is to keep a jar (any old jar will do) and pop in a note once a week about something good that happened. The final in...
Iris 9 days ago
I Was Trapped in My Own Life
I work 80 hours a week. That’s right—16 hour shifts, an average of one day off a month, and a constantly rotating schedule that has left me in the last six months feeling often that my life is not und...
Sookie Ng12 days ago
Am I Adulting on the Right Track?
Do you remember the days when you used to say, “I can’t wait to grow up!” because adults seemed to know what they’re doing all the time? It’s like they always look so confident and poised, knowing exa...
Eoin Black12 days ago
Beyond the Horizon!
I did my first freefall skydive when I was 18 years old, two instructors latched either side of me and my very own parachute mounted to my back. It was a navigator 200, I knew nothing about it but it ...
Yvonne Glasgow13 days ago
Six Things to Help You Get Through These Dark Winter Days
Now that the holidays are over and the rush of family get-togethers has passed, you’re probably still feeling some anxiety and maybe even a little depression. During the winter months, it’s easy to ge...
Courtney Frazer14 days ago
Push, Push, Push
I push, push, and push. I push my body way past my limitations some days and I still feel like I'm 10 steps behind my peers. I don't know what else I can do. I'm trying to continue, merely survive, bu...
Ellen Gibson17 days ago
The Key to Freedom
You see, the desire is to leave. To leave, in a sense, everything: electronics, the pile of unneeded clothing, and the "necessities" that aren't even necessary. The longing is to leave behind the mate...
Altavise Walker17 days ago
That Control Freak
“I have driven down this piece of the highway many times. I really should know it with my eyes taped shut. Something just doesn’t feel right though.” Why does it feel like I am going the wrong way? As...
Vincent Graziano18 days ago
Reaction Is Everything
I was in a car accident today. I am ok. I was rear ended on the way to work. As I was driving, I noticed the car behind me was a little close, thought to myself, she should go around me. Then she seem...
A New Year Celebration
The month of January has always represented CHANGE. The thought of developing a whole new you at midnight is exciting and excruciating. It is now 2019 and CHANGE is a true cause for celebration. Befor...
Arlee Maxwell19 days ago
What 2018 Taught Me
Instead of setting goals, making new plans, and setting up new resolutions for 2019, I have spent a lot of time reflecting on 2018 and what it has taught me for this upcoming new year. I learned that ...
Anne Reboa22 days ago
The Most Chaotic Year of My Life Helped Me Become 'Me' Again
2018—I literally started my year with a 48 hour stomach bug. Looking back on the year I had, I find symbolism in my 48 hours of vomiting (not to be crude, just telling it how it is). My year was an em...
Happy Illusion
Are you happy? Tell me. Think. Are you feeling alive, cheerful, joyous, poised and the very many adjectives that describe the beautiful mood you’re in? You’re not? Why? For how long have you not been ...