Inspiration

The Realization

The Realization

Lately I’ve been practicing asking myself a question: What if this moment were already perfect, everything you needed to be happy? This question is transformative. If I’m upset about something, I reconsider the moment and realize that...
Is Your Friendship Toxic or- Tricky

Is Your Friendship Toxic or Tricky?

We've all heard about the importance of removing “toxic” people from our lives, but sometimes it's hard to tell who's toxic and who's just a little tricky. Tricky friends can add value to your...
Becoming Emotionally Self Reliant

Becoming Emotionally Self-Reliant

I’m the first to admit that for many years, I was a bit emotionally needy. Not in a crazy, desperate way, but in the way that many of us are. I wanted someone else to...
When Laughing is Actually Bad for Your Vibe

When Laughing is Actually Bad for Your Vibe

In general, laughter is really good for us. There’s no dispute that laughter helps boost our health and happiness. However, sometimes humor can be more harmful than helpful. While it's okay to laugh at...
Chocolate: Deliciously Good Food for Your Body and Soul

Chocolate: Deliciously Good Food for Your Body and Soul

Now, I’m an avid chocolate eater. If you offer me any sort of sweet with the word “chocolate” attached to it, I’m devouring it whole. I am so pro-chocolate that I decided to write...
5 Things You Should Never Be Ashamed Of

5 Things You Should Never Be Ashamed Of

In this world we are surrounded by people who will inevitably judge us, and of course we want to make good impressions all around. Sometimes this leads us to be ashamed of aspects of...
How Grudges and Forgiveness Affect Your Health

How Grudges and Forgiveness Affect Your Health

It’s pretty easy to hold grudges when you’ve been hurt or betrayed, but how does carrying that anger around with you affect your health? Not surprisingly, holding onto the bad stuff someone has done...
How to Have a Family Happy Hour

How to Have a Family Happy Hour

A special hour devoted to happy times with friends is revered in American bars from coast to coast – but the Happy Hour is now being brought home by some of the world’s closest...
When You’re Heartbroken and Want Them Back

When You’re Heartbroken and Want Them Back

There are plenty of reasons why there are tons of songs about heartbreak and missing the one you love. A broken heart is physically and emotionally painful, no matter what caused your breakup. You...
The Habits of Happiness

The Habits Of Happiness

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. ~Dalai Lama BY LEO BABAUTA I’m not one who believes you can be happy all the time, but I have learned you can be happy...