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
Emotions can tug at your heart and make you feel things you never thought possible. They can make you jump for joy or want to curl up in a little ball. What do you do when they hit you full force? Feelings like happiness, sadness, fear, and anger make us...
This Simple Microbreak Strategy Could Save You At Work
Have you ever had a job where you had to sit for hours at a time? Maybe you have one now. Do you find yourself chained to your desk thanks to deadlines? Sitting at your desk and powering through may feel productive, but it may actually be better for...
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
Fun is a matter of perception, of course, but here are a few tips that may help you make the most out of your efforts to indulge. Stay in the Present When you have a busy schedule and you try to take some time doing something you enjoy, sometimes it can...
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...