Tagged: how to be happy

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Happy people live longer.

Here’s a pop quiz question I’m confronted with pretty often: isn’t the pursuit of happiness inherently selfish? The answer, in no uncertain terms, is no. Quite the opposite, in fact. Happiness is good for...

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10 happy tunes to brighten your mood.

If you’re in need of an instant mood booster, there’s nothing like music. Why do you think music therapy is a thing? Tunes have healing power. In addition to the innate ability of music to...

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Make other people’s joy your own.

“There is a lie that acts like a virus within the mind of humanity. And that lie is, ‘There’s not enough good to go around. There’s lack and there’s limitation and there’s just not...

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Happiness comes from paying attention.

I’ve been ruminating on the above image for awhile. It’s the May page from the Mutts calendar I gifted my mom for Christmas, and it’s brilliant. I’d expect nothing less from the Buddha (or Patrick McDonnell,...

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Happiness Is an Inside Job

In our consumption-obsessed society, we’re led to believe that acquiring things and changing our external conditions will fill that great gaping hole so many of us are carrying around inside. If you don’t know...