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happiness

Giving Thanks – How Gratitude Can Change Your Life

07.31.2011

Most people view gratitude as a polite expression of appreciation for help, a gift, or any other type of benefit. However, a number of psychologists are finding that an overall “attitude of gratitude” can have a positive effect on your life.

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Positive Aging A How To Guide

07.18.2011

Numerous studies have shown that a positive outlook on aging translates not only to happier retirement years and overall better mental health, but longevity as well. In fact, those who have a positive attitude when it comes to aging live an average of 7.5 years longer than people who are anxious or depressed about aging.

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How Happiness Makes You Healthy

07.11.2011

You’ve probably heard the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine.” But this isn’t just a well-known saying; numerous studies have continually proven the benefits of happiness and optimism on health. Not only does a happy, upbeat mood make you feel good emotionally, but it can also make you a healthier person physically. A few of [...]

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Are You Living Your Life on Purpose

06.07.2011

Most people want to live a full, purposeful life that is rich and full of meaning. People who live their lives on purpose are excited to wake up each day and see what the day has in store. They have plans and goals that enrich their lives and are continually working towards self-progression and fulfilling [...]

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Sometimes little is big

06.02.2011

Choosing to make a difference each and every day can be a real-life revelation and actualization of your humanity in the making. Making a difference doesn’t need to be about the big things, the little things will do just fine. Actually, attending to the little things that concern another can build a bigger bond, trust [...]

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The Courtship Sales System, Part 1: A Common Sense Approach to Relationship Selling

04.26.2011

Who sells?  When you think about it, we all do, all the time.  But how are sales like the process of courtship – like dating or getting someone new to be interested in you?

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Helping Happiness Happen

04.15.2011

For me, happiness arises and subsides to the degree that I practice “the cultivation of healthy habits”.  These healthy habits exist in three domains of activity/being: Getting-Growing-Giving. With getting, I enjoy the pleasures of things; with growing, I live in the zone of flow-based engagement; with giving, I identify with “something larger” than myself while [...]

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Increasing Happiness With Positive Psychology, NLP and Hypnosis

03.11.2011

by: Matthew Ferguson There have been many recent studies into what happiness means and how to go about consciously creating it. We are regularly told of the “age of austerity” with the implication we are all going to share, not only austerity but a degree of unhappiness as a result. If we buy into this [...]

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Psychology – What Makes People Happy? Celebrating Your Strengths and Weaknesses

03.07.2011

by: Aleks Srbinoski Aleks Psych: I know my strengths and I work on enhancing them every day. Smart Alek: I know your weaknesses and I work on reminding you of them every day. What causes happiness is a question with many answers. One of the key practices recommended by positive psychology practitioners is the importance [...]

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Recognising What Makes You Happy And Avoiding Negativity – Drains And Radiators – An Analogy

03.04.2011

by: Roger Knight An unusual title for an article, I grant you! However, this is not about plumbing – it’s about people. I like to use the terms drains and radiators in connection with people I know and people I meet. These terms in this context were first coined by Tim Melville Ross who was [...]

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