happiness

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

Skye RJa month ago
Stop Beating Yourself Up!
Disclaimer: This isn’t for people battling depression. Depression isn’t solved with a simple, “Stop doing this.” If you are battling depression, please talk to a licensed therapist or other healthcare...
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Pamela Dirra month ago
How to Remain Positive When Surrounded by Negativity
Everyone is entitled to happiness. Everyone is also entitled to go through difficult times. But what if people are making your life so miserable that you lose sight of your happiness? That’s when you ...
Serena Floresa month ago
Finding Your Happy Place
I once did an exercise in my performing arts class. It was a small class, only about twenty people. We were instructed to lay down on our backs, on any part of the stage we could find—separate from on...
Jonci Pottsa month ago
6 More Simplest Things to Make Oneself Happier
So you read my first article on 13 simple things you can do to make yourself happy, and yet you’re still frowning? Hopefully these next six additions to the aforementioned article above will do the tr...
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Summer Halla month ago
Brains vs. Beauty
So, today at work, I was talking to a co-worker about someone we both know, who isn't exactly the brightest crayon in the box (if you know what I mean). On the other hand, though, I think she is quite...
Siena Dinia month ago
Home
I’m the kind of person that always wants to go home, but has no idea where that place is. My very soul hurts from thinking about the concept of "home." It seems extremely unattainable to me even while...
They Walked Away...
Walking away has been an important theme in my life for many years. I have also been honored to help friends, family, and clients find the courage to walk away from various negative situations as well. In my past experience, walking away from an abusive or harmful situation is always something that is best put off for the future; it is often 'too scary' to just let go and step into the unknown right here and now. The most recent example I'd like to share is relatively benign. I had a temporary j...
Samantha Burgess2 months ago
Alone
Being alone doesn't have to be a bad thing. Sometimes it can be quite peaceful. Sometimes it can be eye-opening and amazing. Being alone can ease the mind and bring you comfort. I didn't always look a...
Savannah McKinley2 months ago
We're Not Getting Any Younger
Getting Rid of 'One Day' and Being Yourself
Nathalie Fernandez2 months ago
Let’s Talk About Summer
It’s the middle of the summer and, regardless of your age, if you’re not working, taking summer classes, or going to summer camp (in case you’re 12 or younger), it can get very overwhelming. Don’t get...
L M Anderson2 months ago
The Dust of Our Bones: Pt. 1
It’s on his birthday that I see her: a small comma of a woman, providing a pause in the long run-on sentence of my life. There’s a way about her. A way that makes you feel like you’re good where you a...
Raven Lawrence2 months ago
Growing Pains
I think we’ve all been a little terrified of growing up too fast. There is a mindless beauty to ignorance. Not knowing everything, asking questions, endless curiosity, all of what drives us towards th...
Are You a Nancy or a Polly?
We've all heard it before, "Life's a bitch." Everyone relates differently. We all face the inevitable struggles of life, some way or another. The difference is how we choose to look and deal with thes...
Sarah Terra2 months ago
3 No Cost Ways to Reward Yourself
I have a recurring daydream. I get up at the first tone of an alarm clock, leap out of bed, and into a quick shower. I do my hair and makeup, have a little coffee and toast, then dash off to work. Som...
Bethany Ashlyn2 months ago
Learning To Love Yourself
There are a lot of things in this world that are hard to swallow. Whether it be politics, natural disasters, or humanitarian issues we have a lot of bad around us. We also have an incredible amount of...
Cin G2 months ago
Earth: The Lost Community
I used to say that it's the world around me, but now I can't hide it anymore. It's me, all me. I remember being young, happy, carefree. Lost in the wonder of the world and people in it. I miss that fe...
Gail Fredricks2 months ago
Why I Quit My Job & Haven’t Looked Back
I quit my job. A good, right out of college, good benefits, 9 to 5 job. I quit my job...and my mom told me to go to the psychologist. I had no money saved. I decided I would drive for Lyft and Uber to...