Entries Tagged as 'Happiness'

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

7 Ways to Stay Strong When Everything Goes Wrong

When life is “falling apart,” it could actually be falling together… for the very first time.  Which is why it feels so darn uncomfortable.  Consider that what’s in front of you may be serving you in valuable ways you don’t even understand right now.

“Today, on my 47th birthday, I re-read the suicide letter I wrote […]

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

10 Proven Ways to Raise Smarter, Happier Children

Children have never been perfect at listening to their parents, but they have never failed to imitate them.

When you ask parents what they want for their children, what are the most common replies?  They want their children to be smart and happy, of course.
From what we’ve studied, the education and well-being of their children is […]

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

7 Ways to Change Your Attitude When You Can’t Change Anything Else

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Sometimes changing your circumstances isn’t possible – or simply not possible soon enough.  You can’t get to a new job in an instant.  You can’t make someone else change against his or her will.  And you certainly can’t erase the past.  So what options do you […]

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

20 Habits Happy Couples Have (But Never Talk About)

Nothing in this world is more difficult than love.
And nothing is more worth it.
A happy couple is not a ‘perfect couple’ that comes together, but an imperfect couple that learns to enjoy each other’s differences, and works together every day to create something special.  In other words, a great relationship isn’t luck and doesn’t just […]

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

7 Things You Should Insist On No Matter What People Say

Do more than just exist.  We all exist.  The question is: Do you live?

About 15 years ago, I had an intervention with myself.  I sat down at the local library on a Saturday morning and read through hundreds of archived entries in my journal.  Specifically, I was looking for all the unfulfilled goals and visions […]

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

9 Things You Should Be Able to Say About Your Life

“May you live every day of your life.”
―Jonathan Swift
I just received an email from a young reader named Diane that nearly brought me to tears.  The opening lines of her email read: “I’m dying of Leukemia at age 18.  I was sent home from the hospital for my final few weeks 156 days ago.  But […]

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

10 Powerful Ideas that Will Change the Way You Work

by Karl Staib

“Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use – do the work you want to see done.”
―Austin Kleon
How are you managing your work?  What do you […]

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

5 Ways to Stay Mentally Strong When You’re Not Feeling “Good Enough”

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
―Eleanor Roosevelt
Do you ever feel like you’re not good enough?
I bet you do!  I know the feeling.  We all doubt ourselves sometimes – it’s human nature.  And the really crazy thing is, we think everyone else is doing better than us.  But they aren’t.
Every day we’re […]

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

7 Habits to Start in 7 Days to Guarantee a Year of Happiness

“Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.”
―Ayn Rand
In our busy daily lives it’s easy to miss the forest for the trees and completely overlook some of the more obvious activities that can disproportionally affect our happiness levels.  Luckily, we can go off more than just our intuition; there are lots of proven […]

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

8 Toxic Beliefs Most People Think Are Normal

It’s not the circumstances of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs about what those circumstances mean.

When I was in my late teens and early twenties, I had tunnel vision and expected life to be a certain way.  I studied my failures until I lost sight of my successes.  I surrendered my dreams […]