happiness

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

Catrin Donnelly2 months ago
Masking Happiness
We live in a world surrounded by people. We crave people's attention, their touch, even their words. Our dependence on having other people fill the void of what's missing inside of us has taken over. ...
Mac Childs2 months ago
How I See It
The thing about advice is this…it’s cheap. I don’t mean to say it’s inexpensive; it just doesn’t have much value anymore. And it usually comes unsolicited from everyone around you, all the time, wheth...
Morganne Thayer2 months ago
Stop and Smell the Roses
Nowadays, everyone is rushing from here to there, cell phones permanently attached to their hands, laptops and tablets not too far away, and everyone working and struggling to make the almighty dollar...
CJ
Cedric Joubert2 months ago
Are You Living Or Just Existing?
Are you living or simply existing? Is there a difference? If so, is it that big of a deal? Well, yes to both questions. We, as humans, have a bigger purpose than to pay bills and die. We are made for ...
Cindy Brunswig2 months ago
A Bigger Picture
Sometimes we live in a world where we think everything should come easy, when what we are looking for does not come easy we tend to give up. This year, I went on a mission trip to Kentucky and what I ...
Samantha Fraga2 months ago
Tend to Your Heart, Water Your Happiness
Now that you're here, I want you to smile. Laugh even, if you'd like. Happiness is reactive. Once you simply think about being happy, reactors go off, and your whole mood, aura, and groove is thrown i...
Reflecting on Happiness
It’s a beautiful day in Des Moines. It’s not too hot, not too bright, just warm enough to wear a light dress with a light cardigan to cover my regrettably-tattooed shoulders. My roommate standing acro...
Kayleigh Barbosa2 months ago
You Are Just Like the Sunrise
Once I had a friend tell me she had never woken up early solely to watch the sunrise. In all honesty, I was taken back by that. Waking up early with a warm cup of coffee, my cat nuzzled beside me, whi...
Drop the Expectations, They're Dangerous
I've been meaning to write this article for a whileee now. Constantly when something came up, I reflected on the topic of expectations and remembered I had a draft of this article saved on my Vocal pa...
Bryanna Burshnick2 months ago
One Day at a Time
Dear present self, This is your reminder that everything is going to be okay. You're going to get through this just like you did last time. Trust me, I know exactly what you're feeling right now. Now,...
MC
Matthew Cocker2 months ago
How Philosophy Can Make You Happy
If you are at all interested in philosophy or mindful thinking you will most likely have come across this man. Born on March 31, 1596, and living till the age of 53, René Descartes managed to achieve ...
Prisca Manuel2 months ago
9 Pillars of a Balanced Life
The pillars of a balanced life help to achieve a sense of balance in your life. It also helps you pay attention to certain aspects of your life that you may otherwise have forgotten about! Many of us ...
Hannah Taylor2 months ago
The Beauty We Live In
Everything is so fast-paced that no one takes the time anymore to really enjoy their surroundings; take in the beauty of the tree, the sounds as the rivers flow, or the feel of the grass and/or sand u...
Tay V2 months ago
The Story Behind the Face
You are her. You walk day to day putting on the same act. You force yourself out of bed. You knowingly cake on the makeup while calling it a "natural look." You routinely get your coffee. You grab you...
Marishka Haylan3 months ago
My Friend, Fear
I had this problem my whole life, until two years ago. I accepted less, I didn't go for it. I put off school, I put off pretty much anything that would help me advance my life or better myself in some...
Pondering on the Universe
Do you believe in destiny? What about miracles? Do you think that we are guided through life or that everything is simply happenstance? I used to think that this was just something that hippies and yo...
mia sugui3 months ago
Look Around
Everywhere you go, people are burying their faces in bright screens, completely oblivious to the world around them. They are more concerned with what Karen ate for breakfast than what is occurring rig...
Ali McPherson3 months ago
A Black Woman's Guide to Self-Love
In a country that rewards European standards of beauty, it can feel like a burden to be a black woman in America. When a woman wakes up and looks in the mirror, she does not always like what she sees,...