Essential Reads

Fit For Happiness

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on April 30, 2016 in One Among Many
The pursuit of happiness should fit the fit between personality and purchase

Baby Names, and What's Really Behind a Parent's Choice

Your name was, in all likelihood, selected by your parents and you, in turn, will select names for the kids you decide to have. Here's what might influence that decision

Can an Introvert Ever Change?

If you’re an introvert and wish you weren’t, this new research will show you how to change. All it takes is determination and a specific plan of action.

10 Tips to Emotionally Engage Your Partner

Miscommunication damages relationships. Whether it’s from a lack of understanding or something misspoken, you can use your emotions to help you heal.

More Posts on Happiness

Original Voices: Snapshots of Homelessness, Hope, and Faith

By Jennifer Haupt on May 02, 2016 One True Thing
"Original Voices" is the perfect title for this collection of poems, essays and wonderings, written by homeless women in Seattle.

12 Simple Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids

Want to teach your children to be more mindful? Here's how.

What Thank-Yous Can Do for a Marriage: 4 Stunning Effects

This one "booster shot" helps partners stay happier & more satisfied, stay together longer, and protects from the negative effects of arguments. So why is it so hard to keep up?

The Rut Checklist

By Tania Luna on May 01, 2016 Surprise!
Can you tell if you or someone close to you is stuck in a rut?

For Mother's Day: The Magician in the Kitchen

For my mother, cooking was never a service; it was the deepest, purest act of love.

The Woman's Erotic Zone

Think you're familiar with the woman's pleasure point? Think again.

7 Reasons to Take the Road Less Traveled

Unsure whether an unconventional path is worth the struggle? Consider these seven reasons to stick it out.

4 Great Starter Phrases to use When Venting to Your Partner

Simple conversation starters can make all the difference between "dumping" on your partner and securing their support.

Celebrating the Ordinary - The Advantages of Being Dull

Are you predictable, reliable, safe or just plain dull? Maybe there’s benefit in being boring?

Can Friends Raise Your Pain Tolerance?

Social networks have many purposes, some good and some bad, but who would have thought that they might work as a painkiller?

Twelve Surprising Results that Lead to Finding “Balance”

By Kimberly Key on April 30, 2016 Counseling Keys
Years of research revealed twelve areas of life that need attention for balance and health. Which of these areas of your life are neglected or overdeveloped?

The Art of Friendship in Marriage

Friendship is not always sweet, warm, and secure. There has to be room for confrontation and the darker parts of life.

What If Money Can Buy Happiness?

By Ira Hyman Ph.D. on April 29, 2016 Mental Mishaps
Money can’t buy happiness and it can’t buy love. But what if it’s a myth. What if there are ways in which your money can make you happy?

Why Should We Forgive?

Forgiveness is an act of love, strength and a gift from which no one benefits more than ourselves.

5 Simple Ways to Turn Around a Bad Mood Fast

Learn how to control your emotions so your emotions don't control you.

Spring Cleaning For Your Career: A Career Checklist

By Suzanne Gelb PhD JD on April 28, 2016 All Grown Up
Are you feeling satisfied in your career, working productively, and moving in a direction that feels right for you…? A mental spring cleaning can be helpful.

Your Emotions at Work

Your emotions don't just turn off when you turn your car into the commuter lot. How you handle workplace emotions can impact your enjoyment and productivity.

A Noble Sadness: The Benefits of Sorrow

What are the benefits of sadness, sorrow and grief? We tend to shy away from these emotions, because they make us feel vulnerable. But could sadness lead to love and belonging?

The Mindful Pause: How to Help Others

The very popular and short exercise called "the mindful pause" integrates character strengths & mindfulness. This post delves into its use by practitioners. Learn several examples.

The Selfishness of Altruism

Altruism feels good because it stimulates dopamine, oxytocin, and serotonin. In our quest for good feelings, we don't always monitor the results of our altruistic gestures.

Green It Is!

Green up your life. It'll be good for your body and your mind.

When Depression Visits and Stays

What happens when depression comes and it seems that there is nothing you can do to make it leave? Here is a personal experience of dealing with an unwanted guest – Mr. D.

The Bright Side Of Being Cheated On, Dumped & Replaced

By Garth Sundem on April 27, 2016 Brain Trust
Study of 5,705 women in 96 countries shows that women who are cheated on win in the long run.

The Internet Suicide Minefield

What makes some young people vulnerable to pro-suicide messages online? A new research study provides answers.

Ordinary Moments

Perfection comes wrapped in imperfection.

Awaken to the Joy You’ve Been Mindlessly Chasing

By celebrating all that you bring to the world, the world is in a much better position to begin celebrating with you!

23 Everyday Ways to Say “I Love You”

By Jennifer Haupt on April 25, 2016 One True Thing
We all appreciate a bit of bling every once in awhile, but it’s the everyday actions and romantic gestures that really add up to long-lasting love.

Why We Like Being Appreciated

We all likening appreciated, but what is it about receiving gratitude that touches us? This article explores five things about gratitude that warms our heart and lifts our spirits.

The Mind’s News Station

Our ego acts a lot like the news.

Identifying With the “No-Self”

We suffer because we identify with ourselves.