A Winning Trifecta for Good Self-Care

Stretching and warming up in the gymA healthier body leads us to a happier mind…and life.

When we actively take care of our bodies, it absolutely and positively affects our happiness. Have you been working out, but then eat junk food? Or focusing on the environment …

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Spirituality as a Mindful Practice

iStock_000014332869_LargeDo you consider yourself a religious or spiritual person? Religion is often a controversial topic, but research has shown that practicing some form of spirituality or religion can and does bring happiness. Although there are many different religions, many of …

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Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

goalsA high school student is taught to achieve their goals whether it is to get into the university of their dreams, set a new track record for their cross country team, make the cheerleading team, or get that internship that …

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Build a Coping Strategy Toolbox

Toolbox with tools. Skrewdriver, hammer, handsaw and wrenchWhen you experience a stressful event or get heated after an argument with your spouse, how do you handle it? What if you spent a whole week practicing for your job interview, which you thought you were going to nail …

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Growing Your Social Relationships

social relationships adviceThe fifth step towards finding your H-factor is growing your social relationships, where you build off of already existing relationships to make them stronger. Whether these relationships are with friends, co-workers, or family they are all important to you in …

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Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness with Harvesting HappinessIn this 4th step to finding your H-factor we learn that showing a random, yet practical act of kindness will lead us another step towards happiness. Remember when a coworker bought you coffee and surprised you at work? What about …

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Optimize Greener Pastures

IMG_6625Have you just had one of those days, weeks, months or even years where nothing seems to be going right? Are you struggling to pay your monthly bills, dreading the in-laws coming to visit, or having a hard time fitting …

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Spirituality, Sense of Purpose, and Faith

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“Purpose is the conscious choice of what, where, and how to make a positive contribution to our world. It is the theme, quality or passion we choose to center our lives around.” Richard Lieder

One of the most common questions …

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It’s Time To Develop Your Leadership Abilities

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Leadership is an important trait because those that can lead others effectively can accomplish wonderfully valuable accomplishments.  Positive leadership is the foundation for successful endeavors all the way from the family unit to an entire country.

Do you see yourself …

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WANTED: Humor and Playfulness

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Humor and playfulness are two traits that everyone ought to value and incorporate more of in their lives.  Haven’t you ever been around someone who had a cheerful heart and made you laugh and feel good every time you ran …

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Forgiveness and Mercy Sitting In a Tree…

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The value of mercy and forgiveness is significant but many people fail to recognize this.  Have you ever held onto a grudge or refused to forgive someone that hurt you terribly? How did that make you feel? Angry? Bitter? Resentful? …

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Citizenship and Teamwork Build A Happy World

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Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. Michael Jordan

When people come together for a common cause, there is strength in the numbers and powerful change can occur. Trying to accomplish things alone can be tough, …

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Are Your Self-Control and Self-Regulation Muscles Flabby Or Fit?

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“Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.”
― ThucydidesThe History of the Peloponnesian War

The traits of self-control and self-regulation are vital to one’s success in any area of life, …

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Unleash The Amazing Power of Gratitude In Your Life

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“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
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Marcel Proust

Understanding the power of gratitude will unleash wonderful abundance in your life. Many successful and thriving …

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Learn the Art of Appreciating Beauty and Excellence

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A thing of beauty is a joy forever.”  John Keats

Have you ever witnessed a scenic view so beautiful that it brought tears to your eyes? Or perhaps you’ve listened to a song whose beauty overwhelmed you. Has …

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Immodesty Might Get You Some Attention, But Not the Kind You Really Crave

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“Immodest and attractive is easy. Modest and repulsive is easy too.
But modest and attractive is an art form.”

― Douglas Wilson5 Paths to the Love of Your Life: Defining Your Dating Style

Modesty is such a needed …

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Hope, Optimism, and Future-Mindedness Are Yours For The Taking

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Sometimes life throws some curve balls at you when you least expect it.  You’re flowing along nicely when some sort of negative event or tragedy strikes.  You might be tempted to get discouraged and stay there, but that won’t do …

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Fairness, Equity, and Justice for ALL

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 “One man’s justice is another’s injustice.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have you ever experienced injustice? Were you blamed for something that you clearly did not do? Did you fail to get picked to be part of a team because the leader …

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