How to Narrow Down What ACTUALLY Makes You Happy
Everyday we’re inundated with stuff. We’ve got collections of clothing, electronics, books, papers --- whatever you collect. It’s everywhere. Reach out an arm and you can touch something. Odds are you can reach something you haven’t actually used in weeks --- maybe months. You know what? Stuff is stressful. Why? Because...
This Can Literally Light Up Your Night
Have you been singing the blues? Perhaps you need a little light in your life. Light therapy is a long-used and well-studied method for treating SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), but scientists are finding the light works well for other forms of depression as well --- not just during the...
How to Cope With The Loss of a Loved One
Grief is there for a reason. It helps us heal in the long run no matter how hard and terrible things may be at the moment. Letting out the emotion and pain you feel when you've lost someone or when you've been going through any other form of traumatic...
RAOKs and Why They Make Us Feel So Good
Scroll through your Facebook newsfeed or hit a few major websites and you’re bound to find a few dozen stories a week about people doing random acts of kindness (RAOKs). We don’t know know about you, but reading those stories makes us feel pretty good. Most of the time. Why not...
The Best Way to Say Thank You
Someone did something nice for you and you want to express your gratitude. Stop. Right. There. Saying, “thanks,” is nice, but when you’re just going through the motions, it can be overused and even a little cliche. So, how can you show the bubbling well of thankfulness in your heart? How...
A Therapy To Make You Happy - Art Therapy
ART WASHES AWAY FROM THE SOUL THE DUST OF EVERYDAY LIFE. - Pablo Picasso Did you spend a lot of time with coloring books as a kid? It was a great way to pass the time in restaurants, cars, or the doctor’s office. It doesn’t have to stop there, though. Coloring...
3 Ways to Respect Your Own Emotions
What do you do when emotions hit you full force? Feelings like happiness, sadness, fear, and anger make us human, and we should learn to accept and embrace them if we want to live our lives to the fullest. Your emotions are a part of you, but if you’re like...
This Simple Microbreak Strategy Could Save You At Work
LOOK AT YOURSELF! You're slouched over. You're exhausted. You're probably starving too, huh? Here's a simple reminder to take a frickin' break. You have 5 minutes. No excuses! Get up, stretch, go to that vending machine if you have to and refresh yourself. How Microbreaks Help Five to fifteen minutes is often...
Short Term Stress Could Mean Long Term Happiness
Is stress stopping you from doing new, exciting things? Us too, sometimes. It’s okay. But here’s some good news. Good Stress (Yes, It exists!) There are both good and bad stressors in life. We are built to handle life’s sticks and stones, but when life throws a curveball, things can get...
How to Be Happy In The Face of Negativity
We honestly get it. We really do. It is far easier to get wrapped up in negativity these days than it is to see the silver lining and a lot of us can get kinda confused when it comes to what we're even supposed to be happy about. Despite this...
What to Do When You're Not Having Enough Fun
So... recently one of my good friends told me how I could be a bit boring sometimes... how I stayed too safe inside my "shell" a little too much. What an INSULT right?! I thought, "maybe I should have gone out to that party I was actually invited to, maybe...
Good News: Chocolate is Good For Your (Mental) Health
As if you need to find a reason to eat chocolate, right? We have one for you, though - you know, just in case you need to justify your daily nosh to those who question your logic. It’s good for the soul --- and we can prove it! You’ve probably heard...