Happiness Articles

Learning how to find happiness can certainly be a lifelong journey. But that does not mean you'll never know how to be happy long-term. It's simply a process like anything else, with peaks and valleys. But the reward can be a more consistent ride and finding a flow with less extreme highs and lows.

How to Be Happy Everyday: 10 Tips (#8 is golden)

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Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content. - Helen Keller Sometimes... I just don’t want to be happy. I want to sit in a morass of self-pity. But I don’t. Because for me, feeling that way for too long can be dangerous! So I get off my ass and do something. I take ... Keep Reading »

Hope is Cheap: How it’s Robbing You of Something Amazing

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Hope doesn't cost you a thing. It’s something you cling to when you’re afraid of moving outside your comfort zone. I know. I lived on hope for years. Consequently, nothing really amazing ever happened in my life. Well, nothing good amazing. Before you get all hope is all we have on me, think about this… Are you hoping for a better ... Keep Reading »

Giving Up On Life, Why Suicide Can Be Attractive and One Action to Feel Better Today

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Giving up on life, or suicide, is always an option. Gasp… I certainly know what hopelessness feels like. But there’s a difference between being hopeless and helpless. If you’re feeling hopeless, that’s OK, it’s natural and something many people go through. But you’re not helpless. Regardless of your circumstances you always have the ... Keep Reading »

Attitude Is Everything

Are you a pessimist or optimist? If you're a pessimist, there's hope. Thanks to  neuroplasticity you can change the physical makeup of your brain by the way you think. Most of life is about perspective and attitude. Things you have control over. ... Keep Reading »

Want Happiness? Get off Your A#$!

The first major shift in my thinking happened in 1997. The realization that I was responsible for my own failure's in life. That I wasn't entitled to anything and that if I want success and happiness, I had to get off my ass and go get it! Although I would reach another bottom in 2006, I realized that I hadn't put in the necessary work to obtain ... Keep Reading »

What is Your Authentic Self?

You hear people say it all the time, "be true to yourself," "to thine own self be true," "find your authentic self." What does that mean exactly? For me, part of it was having my outsides match my insides. That is, portraying the same person externally to the world as the man I am inside. For example, showing the world one thing (having your ... Keep Reading »

Do You Want it More Than You Are Afraid of It?

Hanging out on Facebook the other day I saw a quote posted by Henri over at Wakeup Cloud. The quote was from Bill Cosby and it said, “Decide that you want it, more than you are afraid of it.” Henri’s comment on his FB post was, “When you make this shift, everything changes.” I couldn’t agree more. Real change starts when we decide that no matter ... Keep Reading »

Learning to Love Yourself, Are You a Liar? (plus one awesome tip on loving yourself today)

Are you trying to alter the lens of others in order to be liked? When someone asks you to do something you don’t feel like doing, do you fabricate some story or excuse? In other words, do you lie? Chances are you do, or have in the past. Or, like me, maybe you’ve been doing it so long you don’t even realize you’re doing it. It doesn’t mean ... Keep Reading »

How to Find Yourself: 5 Tips on Discovering Who You Really Are

“The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order that I may love myself is very different from the image which I try to create in the minds of others in order that they may love me.” -W.H. Auden In the ever expanding niche of personal and self-development, there’s a lot of talk about how to find yourself. I should know, I’ve ... Keep Reading »