21 Must-Read Articles on Happiness


Each of these articles delivers a unique, healthy message concerning the topic of happiness.  I’ve read them all… and yes, I think you should read them too.  They need no further introduction.  Enjoy!  😉

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance.
The wise grows it under his feet.
– James Openheim

  1. The Art of Smiling

  2. How To Be Happy

  3. Three Keys to Finding True Happiness

  4. Seven Tips for Making Yourself Happier in the Next Hour

  5. Your Dreams and Desires Are Your Guiding Light To Pursue

  6. The 6 Components of a Happy Life

  7. Tell Your Boss You Need Leisure Time

  8. 100 Ways to Keep Yourself Happy

  9. Find a Job You Love?

  10. Surefire Way to Wake Up Without the Snooze

  11. Happiness at Work

  12. The Incredible Power of Contentment

  13. What Does Your Life Mix Pie Chart Look Like?

  14. Seneca’s Top 10 Fundamentals for Finding Happiness

  15. 12 Techniques to Help You Live a Happy and Fulfilled Life

  16. Your Home: The Best Company To Work For

  17. Flip Your Thoughts: The Key Habit for Weight Loss, Frugality, Happiness, Success

  18. A Personal Experience: Simple Gifts Mean the Most

  19. How To Maximize Your Pleasure and Joy

  20. Top 10 Reasons Why Happiness at Work is the Ultimate Productivity Booster

  21. The 7 Habits of Highly Happy People  😉

Also, check out these great books for more happiness articles:

Photo by: Ernst Moeksis


  1. says

    Fantastic articles! I also love the quote you included. Here’s another that you might like:

    “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” ~Oscar Wilde

    I’m happy you included my article!

  2. says

    Awesome collection! Thanks for including my article. Over time I have figured out that happiness is really a choice. Regardless of our circumstances, we can either choose to make the best of them and be happy, or forever live in despair over what might have been, what we wish was different, etc. These are all great reminders of what it takes to make that choice.

  3. says

    I’m sooooo knew to blogging – at http://holistichealingchoices.blogspot.com. Your blog is fantastic – please have a look at mine. Here is my last post (book review)
    As an avid reader of Personal Development & Holistic Healing books, I have read my fair share of ‘enlightening’ manuscripts over the years. From many I have received a wealth of guidance and insight…others have given me ‘nuggets of wisdom’…while some have left me untouched. However, if I was to choose one series of books that I would be proud to put my name on, it would be the Happiness books by Andrew Mather. If you’ve never read them then I would encourage you to have a look.
    Happiness is such an essential yet elusive emotion. Many people spend their life ‘chasing it’ – while others have resigned to a life of mundane repetition, struggle and disappointment. Interestingly, some do think they have ‘found it’ – only to discover that their material possessions and wealth have been distractions from loneliness or low self esteem.
    Happiness is an outcome of your thoughts, feelings, experiences and actions and the books by Andrew Mather are simple, engaging and profound. There are many things that I love about his style of his writing.

    First of all, it keeps your right brain happy with all the highly amusing and appropriate sketches…he has a amazing artistic gift with his cartoon impressions of serious life situations that really help to get his message over.
    Also, because of his charming style, humor and succinct delivery of important life issues, I feel he has successfully bridged all generations as well as all intellectual abilities – these books could be read by anyone…some parts (like the In a Nutshell) could even be read as bedtime stories for young children, giving them an early insight into the importance of their self worth and potential.
    In short, I feel that every home would benefit from having these books available to all ages in the household…even just to ‘dip into’ when an appropriate life situation arises.
    Simple solutions are always the best ones.

  4. Patrick says

    Thank you for this list, some of them I have read already, but there are plenty of articles new to me. Two books would be very interesting for people interested in happiness (in my opinion): Happiness, lessons from a new science by Richard Layard is an excellent book, as is Ilona Suojanen’s Work for your happiness: defining and measuring happiness at work. The first being a mixture of philosophy, economics and psychology and the latter focusing on finding happiness at the work place.


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