Marc and Angel Chernoff are New York Times bestselling authors, professional coaches, full-time students of life, admirers of the human spirit, and have been recognized by Forbes as having “one of the most popular personal development blogs.” Through their blog, books, courses, events, and coaching, they’ve spent the past fifteen years writing about and teaching proven strategies for finding lasting happiness, success, love, and peace.
You can learn more about their personal journey in this Today Show interview:
The goal of this blog is to give you the tools to identify and transform the limiting beliefs that keep you stuck. Currently the site contains over 900 articles on happiness, productivity, emotional intelligence, relationships, and general self-improvement, and has attracted over 200 million page views and 200 thousand subscribers since its inception in 2006.
Also, Marc and Angel’s New York Times bestselling book, Getting Back to Happy: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Reality, and Turn Your Trials into Triumphs, is a great companion to this blog. It’s a guide to spark sustainable action—and to return to whenever needed, offline. Sharing never-before-published stories and strategies, the book shows how to harness the power of daily rituals, mindfulness, self-care, and more to shift our perspective—and our actions—in order to become our happiest and most effective selves. It’s available now at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and wherever books are sold. Watch the official trailer here:
Quick Note from Marc and Angel
Here at Marc and Angel Hack Life our goal is to help YOU think better, feel better, and live better. We do our best to fulfill this goal by writing three fresh (and hopefully insightful) personal development articles every week to give you the tools you need to thrive. We promise you will not find a regurgitation of someone else’s point of view on our site. Regardless of the topic at hand, these views are our own. And, if you watched the Today Show interview above, you know that our advice is based on hard won experience.
Whenever our readers and students come to us feeling down about a life situation they can’t control, we typically start by reinforcing reality: sometimes changing your situation isn’t possible—or simply not possible soon enough. But, you CAN always choose a mindset that moves you forward. And doing so will help you change things from the inside out, and ultimately allow you to grow beyond the struggles you can’t control at any given moment.
We learned this lesson the hard way a decade ago as we struggled to cope through the most painful season of our lives—a season that included losing two loved ones to suicide and illness, family-related betrayal, job loss, financial instability, and more. And it all happened quickly, too, back-to-back. The pain of this season knocked us down hard for a couple years straight. At times, we felt like we had zero strength left to push onward. And that’s actually why we started writing on our blog in the first place. When we were at the lowest point in our lives, we used www.marcandangel.com as a public outlet and accountability journal. We wrote about our pain, our losses, the lessons we were learning, and the actions we knew we needed to hold ourselves accountable to, if we wanted to get through it all.
As we navigated our new reality one day at a time, one blog post at a time—facing the pain and investigating it, instead of distracting ourselves from it—we stumbled across morsels of strength and wisdom that we began to collect and build on. We gradually learned how to catch ourselves in negative states of emotional turmoil, so we could overcome the emotions that had once overcome us. We literally pushed ourselves as hard as we could to take one tiny action step after another—one honest conversation, one 10-minute workout, one meditation, and then we’d write about it. It wasn’t easy, but the tiny actions were manageable, and the daily ritual of writing about them helped keep us on track.
Although it seemed like nothing was changing day to day, EVERYTHING was changing, gradually.
And the same can be true for YOU.
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Thank you so much for all your articles! I look forward to reading them daily and applying them when necessary to my life situations.
Mayur Mistry says
Hi Marc and Angel. My name is Mayur. I’m from India. I have been reading your blog posts for a long time and it has been a ritual for me to start the day of week with your words and get charged up. Thank you for everything you do.
I look forward to purchasing your book. 🙂
Roshini Mordani says
Hi, I have just recently liked your page on FB and I am totally in love and inspired by all your columns. Thank you for sharing and reminding me about the simple pleasures of life!
I am going through some unexpected life changes right now – some devastating, some amazing, and all a bit overwhelming. Your blog is going to be a new mental and spiritual home for me. Thanks for creating a bright, shiny spot in a world that seems to love publishing dark, tarnished news every day.
It amazes me as I struggle through my own journey, how a Google search always seems to bring your spot-on advice about the real issues and matters of the heart and soul directly to me.
Thank you. I don’t know you two personally, but thank you for sharing with us. Very life-centering advice.
Thank you for everything you’re doing. This is one of my favorite sites.
Sonya Williams says
Came across the website by accident but it turned out to be what I truly needed. Thank you for your words of inspiration. When I’m feeling the weight of the world, your words always get me through it.
I am grateful to both of you for this site. It’s helped me get through some really rough times. I have atypical depression, and so my perception of the world is distorted by my symptoms. Your articles cut out all the platitudes and give me real facts, things to focus on and help pull me out of the quicksand.
Ike Geoffrey says
What you both are doing is absolutely wonderful. It’s great knowing you enjoy the same thing and you are using your passion to make a huge difference. I’ve been reading your page for six months now. I discovered it myself. I had issues in my relationship and was looking for an answer. I asked a question on google and I got linked up to your blog. You have made huge impact in my life with your beautiful articles. And even I don’t get to comment as I should always, just know that there are many like me who are being blessed everyday with the contents of your blog. God bless you both.
Don Cavalier says
Love your site. Thanks!!!
Very inspiring advice for life. Thank you.
Carolyn M says
Your About video made me smile. You both seem genuine, and having enjoyed the content of your site, I can’t wait to find out more in the book. Wishing you health and happiness and all the best. 🙂
jit kaur says
Very inspiring advice for life. Thank you.
Amy Dickie says
I have been enjoying your articles for about a month now. They are confirming and validating many lessons I have learned over the last 10 years. Thank you!!!
Thanks for sharing your blog with the world. I’ve enjoyed reading your posts!
Eileen Marymosey says
Truly enjoyed reading your article on how to inspire other people. Looking forward to reading more of your articles as well as your weekly newsletter.
Shivani Gupta says
I find your site and your articles/emails truly inspiring and helpful. Will keep reading and following along for my own personal development. Thank you.
I came across your site recently, it is beautiful and inspires me to make many positive changes in my life.
Thanks for sharing!
Nice introduction video, very sweet. I’m a first timer. You got me hooked right away. Will be back for more. Thank you!
Honestly, I am amazed at your insights. As a guy with a Masters Degree in Counseling, I realize how much I still don’t know.
So many websites are a disappointment. Yours is definitely not one of them. Nice work. Thanks for being here and making an effort to spread positive and insightful morsels of truth.
Roger L. Massengale says
Thoughtful, thought provoking, helpful, and motivating!
Thanks for your hard work in finding and sharing these great insights into living a more abundant life.
Captain Kirk says
Marc and Angel…
I can feel your PASSION in your writing styles and your articles!
As a recent member of the your community, I am humbled and honored to belong to this “playground of the mind”, where we can play in the same “sandbox”, and share our personal and meaningful experiences of life.
Thank you for providing this social platform (a safe and happy place)to share our personal views, our “window seat” to the world.
Clearly, your Marc and Angel Hack Life website is a success! And what is the TRUE DEFINITION of success?
“To know that ONE life has breathed easier – because YOU have lived”.
Both of you are delivering more “healthy oxygen” into our lives (many lives) with your inspirational articles, life coaching, and genuine love for others – a TRUE SUCCESS STORY!
I’m from Germany and I found your blog with Bloglovin. I love it. Thank you for these great thoughts and inspirations.
Hi Marc and Angel,
You are on your mark with this blog, and doing an angel’s work in the process. It’s a treasure trove of enlightened information. A go-to blog for anyone who wants to find deeper meanings of life. More power to you.
Thank you for your kind, inspiring words!
Sharon Tan says
Hi Marc and Angel,
I am a fan from Singapore (no, we are not in China :-p ).
I cannot recall how I came to learn of your great work, but I wanted to let you know that your words, insights and sharing has helped get me through some tough times, makes me sit me up and count my blessings instead of drowning in my tears or sadness.
I am sure you have touched many lives, warmed many hearts, and received many kind notes. But I felt it was important that you know you have another fan in me, and to continue this great work so that you can reach out to more people who do not need to despair nor feel lonely anymore.
What you do here, makes me feel like I should do more than a 9am-5pm (actually its 9am-11pm) job when there is so much more meaningful things in life I can contribute to.
Stay well. Keep up the great work.
Hi Marc and Angel,
I am recovering from a head trauma and it is taking quite some time. As my health improves I have been developing new habits that will serve my life a positive way. Returning back to work recently, a coworker told me about you. Watching your introduction video this morning brought tears to my eyes. I especially like what you said about courage, being the quite voice in our head that says “I will try again tomorrow.” Being the morning of the day, tomorrow is now and it is time to see what today’s courage will bring! I am looking forward to the day and following your inspirational words. Thank you for being in the world.
Channing Chernoff says
I recently found your site and am obsessed. I also just realized we happen to share the same last name 🙂
You guys rock!
Todd Robinson says
Thank you! I am a new fan!
Looking forward to hearing more of what you have to say.
Hi Marc and Angel,
I am from Sydney. I just would like to thank you both for your incredible blog. I always enjoy reading your writing. It helps me think straight especially when I had a bad day or feeling down. You really help lift up my spirit and positively live life.
You guys have such beautiful way of putting things, in perspective – without sounding boring and too philosophical. I read and look forward for your posts, bookmark them if am not able to read right away. Every word resonates and gives me an insight on how can I be a better person.
Thank you – for your time, effort, those beautiful words and making a difference to people like me.
Lots of Love,
I have looking at your site the last couple days and it has really inspired me and i find it very helpful! I will share it with everyone i know. Especially those that are going through hard times like myself. GOD BLESS!
Really enjoy your inspiring words. Thank you.
Jennifer Harris says
Thank you so much for your insightful articles! I have acquired a plethora of value in reading them! 🙂
Marc Vachon says
Bonjour à vous deux.
Many Thanks for your work and your inspiring posts. At this time of the year, I just want to say how grateful I am to you two. I like very much to receive your new posts in the mail. I can’t say that I read them all, but when I do, I appreciate your dedication to the «cause» of happiness and see the research you must accomplish to deliver such useful articles.
I also have a blog with my wife Mary (in French) and love to work with her on delivering articles that can help people who are in the process of making change in their life. So, again, many thanks and Happy Holidays.
Marc Vachon, psychologue
Kenyon Eastin says
Great blog! Thank you for sharing it with us.
Mary Z says
Thanks for your blogs! I’ve had some rough times and your articles offer helpful and ‘healthy for you’ reminders.
Happy to sign your guestbook here. I am currently working with someone affected by drugs and who has a lot of toxicity to get rid of. I was looking for back-up material I could give the person and your blog came up in my search. I’m glad it did! Your insights are very refreshing. Thank you.
Bill B says
Going thru some hard times and really got an uplift from your blog. Just gotta keep trying. Thank you.
Thank you for doing the work you do for people all around the world.
Fatima Amaro says
Thank you so much!!! I love your articles!! Keep it up!!!
Shelley J says
Marc and Angel,
Hello! I recently found your blog and website after trying to locate daily inspirations, my life in 2014 was a true test, been trying to land that dream job in my desired location in the US and through the trails of that I had lost my mom suddenly to cancer and since Aug of 2014 I been trying to get my life on track to see the greatness in life and accept my current life status and it be a working in progress.
That you for the emails they seem to touch home base and push my mental state of the “me” zone. I will state thought it has been a challenging path/journey.
Thanks for this time you give!
Thanks for the great blog. Really enjoy reading it
Sue Hanson says
I found your site on Facebook. I recently (January) lost my middle son. He was 25 and too young to be gone. Your site is an inspiration to me. Thank you!
gerri buckles says
Bookmarked your site! Interesting!
Andy Glazar says
I just found you guys. I actually ran a search trying to find fresh tools to deal with some life problems that have come up.
I really appreciate what you have built. In just a little bit of reading time this morning it has helped a bunch.
Thanks a lot. All the Best!
Best blog ever!
Brilliant collection of articles.
Describes every life situation I’m dealing with perfectly.
Thanks a lot!
Keep it up!
Allen muncher says
Such a tremendous help every time you post something. Life is complex but living is simple. Thank you for what you do.