The key to happiness Many of us go to great lengths in search of joy, but the reality is, it lies close to home – usually deep within. In fact, the key to your happiness could be as simple as embracing who you are. As the late comedienne Lucille Ball once said: “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.” Not comfortable putting yourself first? Then perhaps … [Read more...] about Secrets of Truly Happy People
Happiness & Mood
1. Say "Hello!" in the morning Do you plod into the office, eyes down, shoulders slumped, and immediately start work? If so, you're likely to find that coworkers ignore you (at best) or avoid you (at worst). Get into the habit of smiling and greeting your colleagues as you arrive in the morning or begin your shift. It's really amazing how fast this little courtesy can thaw … [Read more...] about 10 Easy Ways to Be a Force for Happiness at Work
1. Be aware Emily Blake, a Montreal-based psychologist who specializes in treating anxiety disorders and depression, suggests asking yourself, “What is most important to me in this situation?” to help foster self-awareness. “Awareness provides us the freedom to choose how we want to be in each and every moment,” says Blake. To further heighten self-awareness, she recommends … [Read more...] about Be Nicer To Yourself: 6 Strategies From Experts
Sobbing through Titanic for the 10th time may have actually contributed to your happiness. A new study from Ohio State University found that watching a tragic movie caused people to think about their loved ones, which boosted their overall happiness by drawing attention to the positive aspects of their lives. How happy could a tear-jerker make you? Well, that depends on the … [Read more...] about Why Sad Movies Can Make You Happy
It was the egg flying through the air that got me thinking. My family had gathered for a reunion at my uncle’s cottage near the shores of Georgian Bay, Ontario, in July 2008. We were having a good time bridging the distance that’s the result of being scattered from New Jersey to Hong Kong. Late on the second day, my uncle suggested a game of Egg Toss, where you throw a raw egg … [Read more...] about Is Playing Like a Kid the Secret to a Happier, Healthier Life?