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Play is Work and Work is Play - How to Love Your Job

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 Su Fian (March 28, 2016)  You’re so busy. Don’t you feel tired? A common question asked by my colleagues and tutor-educator friends. Honestly, yes I do. I do feel tired. I feel drained at the end of the day and I can just KO and zzz on the bed instantaneously. Well, sort of. After the post-work shower, eating dinner, typing out this post, reading a book, short cardio intervals. Then and only until .. (Happiness)

Class projects into Vintage Fashion Exhibition

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 Ubaid Iqbal (January 19, 2015)  We all know the tough days of academics. It is very common for the student’s classwork that they never see the light of day after the end of the semester. But, this is wrong in this news of Apparel Fashion. This time the professor of IU go against of these joints. This professor name is Ashley Hasty. She is a professor of Apparel Fashion Merchandising and Interior Design. She .. (Happiness)

Positive psychology reveals we should pursue happiness for money, not money for happiness

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 Alison Price (October 12, 2012)  Culture teaches us that I will be happy when. . . I live in a larger house I can have enough money to travel on additional holidays I own that brand new sports car, notebook, outfit, etc. Fascinating research from the area of Positive Psychology reveals that what culture is teaching us is in reality a myth and, importantly, it is time to modify what we advise ourselves and our children. . (Happiness)

Happiness Involves Realizing That Life Is Rich

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 Roseanna Leaton (February 28, 2012)  Life is very rich so long as you pause for a moment and choose to seek out its richness. You see what you focus upon and when you focus in the now you feel calm and peaceful. What do you see each morning as you awaken and begin to move around and start your day? More importantly, how do you feel upon awakening to a new day? Some people hop out of bed with a spring in their step whilst .. (Happiness)

How to Celebrate The Joy of Everyday

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 Roseanna Leaton (January 25, 2012)  Do you think you have a choice in how you see your world? Or do you feel that you are restricted by difficult circumstances? Every day brings fresh happenings, unique situations and circumstances to those who look at the world with new eyes. Every day carries with it many opportunities to find and to create joy, so long as this is the outcome that you seek. A gentleman in a store asked . (Happiness)

Unique Way to Have Fun

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 Laukijus Barenas (October 19, 2011)  In the article I want to discuss one pretty unusual way to entertain yourself and that is by reading funny quotes as well as life quotes. One might think I am crazy or absolutely old fashioned to do such a thing. Well, I know how most people spend their leisure time and I know how they go to work when weekend is over. After you enjoy yourself in modern ways like going to parties, pubs, .. (Happiness)

10 Guidelines to Achieving Happiness Using Positive Affirmations

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 Franklin Esmur (August 24, 2011)  Happiness is a state of mind. There is a phrase in the Bible which says, “Choose ye this day whom ye will serve”. You have the freedom to choose happiness. This may seem extraordinarily simple, and it is. Perhaps this is why people stumble over the way to happiness; they do not see the simplicity of the key to happiness. The great things of life are simple, dynamic, and .. (Happiness)

What is happiness?

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 Michele Bolitho (April 22, 2011)  In our everyday language, we'll often say Are you happy? when we mean Do you approve? Are you happy now? is typically Are you satisfied that everything’s alright? In my understanding, happiness is not connected with approval or making things right. It's not an achievement like satisfaction is, although it can appear to be a byproduct of winning approval and succeeding in .. (Happiness)

The Connection between Stress and Fear and Sickness and Disease

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 Fred Fish (March 18, 2011)  Scientific research is showing the connection between unhealthy emotions such as stress and fear to sickness. There are so many different diseases yet science proves that more than 80% of today's diseases are connected to unhealthy emotions. Biblical truths are available for overcoming anxiety, stress and fear which are the emotional root of many of these many diseases. Sickness that .. (Happiness)

Finding True Happiness Is Way To Make It In Life

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 Stephen Kavita (October 22, 2010)  The best way of living finding true happiness is by living each day at a time. If you scrutinized the lives of those who are happy and optimistic you will discover one common aspect; they all take time to appreciate the simple things in life. They value the little things in life for there is where true happiness habitats. Teach yourself to look at the full side of life and not the .. (Happiness)

63 Ways To Raise Your Energy

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 Nathalie Ekobo (August 29, 2010)  What if you could change your energy in the finger snap? What if from anger or frustration you could switch to feeling peace and freedom?! My clients often ask me how they can keep their energy high. They know the benefits of “being in the zone/or in the vortex” as ABRAHAM say. For instance, they know they will attract more of their ideal clients if they vibrate higher. .. (Happiness)

What Makes People Happy, Money Can Not Buy Happiness

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 G S Virk (August 10, 2010)  Would you invest your money in the pursuit of buy happiness? You do not have money to buy happiness? Looking for Happiness Guru? You're in the right place to get free advice? But you have to practice advice seriously. Just read the item can not buy happiness. I am not asking that you watch the movie “The Pursuit to happiness. " Although it shows how people live complicated lives .. (Happiness)

Navigating Changes and Challenges

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 Gina Lake (July 21, 2010)  Change feels like tossing a coin up in the air—you don't know which way it will land, good or bad for the ego? The ego is deeply concerned it will turn out badly. The ego considers the worst case scenarios and fears the worst. It attaches a story to what's going on: “My life is going downhill. " But good and bad are concepts, not realities. In reality, everything that .. (Happiness)

Happiness Is Being in the Present Moment

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 Gina Lake (July 13, 2010)  Love naturally flows out of the present moment, which is the only moment that exists. The present moment is what is real. When we bring a memory from the past, a fantasy of the future, a fear, a judgment, or any other self-centered thought into the present moment, those thoughts draw us out of the present-moment reality, where love and the potential for happiness exist, and into the .. (Happiness)

7 Ways to Make Every Moment Count

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 Isobel Phillips (June 30, 2010)  When you make the decision to live a life of passion and commitment, you've opened the door to opportunities and possibilities that will take your life to a new level. All you need to do is start the ball rolling and the Universe itself will do the rest. Here are 7 ways you can let the Universe know that you're open to changing your life. Commit to a relationship. You may have been .. (Happiness)

Little Things Matter

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 Gina Lake (June 17, 2010)  Some things matter too much to the ego, and this is a source of unhappiness, things like performing perfectly, looking a certain way, having certain things, and so on. The flip side of this is that many of the little things that actually turn out to matter, especially to true happiness, are overlooked and underrated by the ego. Most of the turning points in our life came about as a .. (Happiness)

Loosening the Grip of Desire

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 Gina Lake (June 15, 2010)  Nearly everyone is in the grip of at least one desire, sometimes many. Desire is a natural part of the human condition. It comes from a sense of lack that is created by the ego, the false self. It comes from the belief that we need something outside of ourselves to be happy, which is the lie that makes the world go round. What would we do and what would our lives look like if we didn't .. (Happiness)

How to Create Stress (and How Not To)

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 Gina Lake (June 10, 2010)  • Think about all the things you have to do. Do this as you are going about your day. Go over your to-do list mentally many times a day, especially in the midst of doing something. Then talk about how much you have to do and how busy you are with everyone. • Keep checking the time, and think about time a lot: how much time something took, how much time something takes, how .. (Happiness)

My Fifth Step to Harvest Life Gracefully

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 Survivor Jane (May 27, 2010)  My Fifth Step to Harvest Life Gracefully Express gratitude, then spread the Good News about how to harvest life gracefully and find purpose in life to others, so that they too, may be able to harvest life gracefully. Us, humans spend so much time whining and complaining about what we do not have, instead of looking at what we do have and feel grateful and appreciate these things. I am a . (Happiness)

How to Be Happy: 7 Steps to Regain Your Optimism

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 Susan Mallery (January 05, 2010)  Happiness is a choice, but it’s hard to choose happiness when the world around you is down in the dumps. Rather than decide to be happy, a goal so ambitious that it can feel impossible to achieve, make a resolution to take specific steps toward happiness. You need to retrain your brain to focus on the positive. By employing these seven strategies for just one month, you can regain . (Happiness)

Professional Brazilian Waxing San Jose

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 Elsa Lanchester (December 17, 2009)  The Brazilian Waxing San Jose is one of our most requested waxing assistance so you can rest assured we are very accomplished with first time" Brazilian customers. No need to worry if you've never tried it before. We know just how to make sure your first time waxing will be as enjoyable an experience as possible. We strive in giving you the highest quality in service as well as a serene . (Happiness)

The Path to True Inner Peace, True Happiness and True Success: The Popular Paths Won't Get You There

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 Robert Scheinfeld (June 10, 2009)  The other day I received an email that said, “The shortcut to anything you want in your life is to be and feel happy now. " It seems inspirational on the surface, and virtually everyone wants happiness, inner peace, and spiritual abundance, but a statement like that is just another example of a success technique or “prescription" that doesn't work - or that you can't .. (Happiness)

Why Easter is so important to us all

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 Robert Wilkinson (April 18, 2009)  Why is Easter so important to us all? Without Jesus there is absolutely no way for us to get into Heaven and unfortunately there is only one alternative; Hell. There is a life after this one here on earth and IT IS ETERNAL. So you WILL live forever no matter what. Do you know, without a doubt, where you will spend YOUR ETERNITY? As Jesus tells us in no uncertain terms in the Gospel of .. (Happiness)

Forget About New Year Resolutions!

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 Joseph Onesta (December 16, 2008)  There is nothing less life changing than a New Year's Resolution. What may seem like an ideal time for change is an exceptionally bad choice. Most of us break our resolutions a few days, if not a few hours into the New Year. The problem is not only in our timing but in the resolutions themselves. We think we know what we want but. . . Among the most common resolutions, getting fit or .. (Happiness)

How to Feel Great - Ducking the Raindrops - Or Not

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 Ali Bierman (December 15, 2008)  Rainy days. . . Do they get you down or do they feel good to you? Many people feel down, even depressed, when the sun doesn't shine. Others rejoice in the calming sound of rain drops hitting the roof. Some delight in sensing the rain or the moisture on their faces or the fun of splashing through puddles. A rainy day is just a rainy day. How you feel about it reflects the choices you .. (Happiness)

100 Reasons to Be Happy!

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 Steve Wickham (November 24, 2008)  This is an “antidote for complaint, worry, and for those who are depressed. " It is not a foolproof or perfect answer by any means, but it works at least to some extent on everyone. It's the art of being grateful and the exercise is simply one of creating a list of one hundred (100) things we're grateful for. My present gratitude list goes like this: 1. I have the most beautiful .. (Happiness)

Peace, Love and Happiness

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 Christina Sponias (November 24, 2008)  If you want to find peace, love and happiness in life you have to be a realist and understand first of all that this is too difficult to be found. Life is not a simple matter and there are too many dangers threatening your happiness. Peace on Earth is only a myth. Violence and selfishness prevail everywhere and are observed in everyone's behavior. However, if you are serious, you can .. (Happiness)

Be Happy First

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 Ali Bierman (November 24, 2008)  Most people think you have to do things and have things to be happy. But being happy is not an end goal. Being happy is the jumping off point to success. Think about it - when you feel good everything seems to go your way. You call it being lucky or having a good day. No, no, no. You created your day to be great because you were feeling great! Pay attention to how your mood always .. (Happiness)

Fake it 'Til You Make it Real

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 Ali Bierman (November 24, 2008)  Every hear that expression? Know what it means? Very simply, it is a way of creating change in your life by pretending you already achieved a goal you had set for yourself. The concept is clear in that if we act as if we already live that goal, then our thoughts, our behaviors, and our actions necessarily change to reflect that new outcome. For example, I used to admire people who .. (Happiness)

The Greatest Miracle of Your Life is NOT What You Think

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 Steve Wickham (November 23, 2008)  We're very apt to whinge and complain about our lots and the things we miss out on. It's our human nature, particularly when we compare ourselves with others - in keeping up with the Jones's. A simple illustration is the tall poppy syndrome. How often are people who're more successful than we, targeted unfairly out of envy? We're a fickle lot at times. We don't very often consider that . (Happiness)

Turning Obligation Into Celebration

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 H. Les Brown (November 23, 2008)  Remember Charles Dickens’ opening lines to A Tale of Two Cities? “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. " These words apply to more than just Paris before the French Revolution. Welcome to the holidays! If you're older than 5, these are the days that we genuinely love to hate. Depending on who you are, it's either a time to squeeze an enormous amount of work .. (Happiness)

Is Happiness Your Goal?

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 Arina Nikitina (November 23, 2008)  Many people have a different view on the definition of happiness; usually based on their own hidden desires. Success, wealth, family life, social stature; all of these may be someone's idea of a happy life situation. Whatever the situation may be, we all view happiness as the ultimate goal in life, and seem to be continually in search of it. What is happiness? It may be a feeling of .. (Happiness)

How to Choose to Make Yourself Happy

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 Dan Goodwin (October 23, 2008)  I wish I could be happy, is that too much too ask. . ? Ever find yourself asking this question, combined with a feeling of helplessness and as though the whole universe is conspiring against you to make sure you're UNhappy? Well, the truth is, you can be as happy as you choose to be. Here's 5 key steps to how: 1. Define what happiness means to you. Most of the reasons you feel you're .. (Happiness)

Refusing to Feel is Refusing to Heal

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 Carl Harris (October 21, 2008)  "I can't feel my feelings, they would kill me!" The lady who said that to me was a highly respected senior manager in a large organisation and she had a problem: she couldn't stop ruminating about the possibility she was going to lose her daughter to some terrible accident (her daughter was completely healthy but had gone to live away from her mum). This lady kept bursting into tears at . (Happiness)

Enlightened Self Interest is Built on a Foundation of Strong Kids!

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 Rick Osbourne (October 21, 2008)  In one sense, the philosophical centerpiece of the Pull Your Own Weight childhood obesity prevention strategy is a concept known as “Enlightened Self Interest. " This concept suggests that adults have a moral obligation to become as strong as they can, in as many ways as they can, in order to become as self sufficient as they can, and to minimize the odds of becoming dependent on .. (Happiness)

Sounding the Emotional Depths

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 H. Les Brown (October 20, 2008)  We know one thing for certain regarding midlife: it's an emotional maelstrom. The principal difference between your reactions to the emotions that you experience during the midlife transition and the ones you endured during puberty lies in the fact that you're so much more adept at finding creative ways to stuff, deny, and project your feelings away from yourself so that you won't have .. (Happiness)

5 Things You Must Do Before Becoming Happy

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 Terry Vermeylen (October 19, 2008)  1. It is essential for you to make a conscious decision to be happy. Make that decision today! To be truly happy, accept and love yourself for whom you truly are. If you do not love and accept yourself, you will project your own insecurities and judgmental behaviour on others. When you choose to love and accept yourself, you will immediately begin to love and accept others. 2. Wake up .. (Happiness)

If Only I Had

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 Catherine Pulsifer (October 16, 2008)  If only I had a better job. If only I had more money. If only I had a new car. If only I had more time off. If only I had a university degree. If only I had money for a vacation. If only I was skinner. If only I had more clothes. If only - two words which should be banned from the English language. Many people think they would be happier, if only they had. . . . . . However, the .. (Happiness)

Five Favorite Forms of Comfort For Cold Weather And-Or "Hard Times"

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 Barbara Zagata (October 16, 2008)  Everywhere you turn there's headlines and programming to bring you down. Being in that space won't do you any good. In fact, it ups the wear and tear on your psyche and your spirit. Decisions made from an exhausted state tend to perpetuate more of the same. Here are five ways to bring a smile to your face and relieve a little stress. I learned this from a friend who specializes in .. (Happiness)

Your Blissful Life - Your Changes

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 Timothy A McGinty (October 16, 2008)  Change is the only thing that is certain in this universe. All things, living or otherwise, experience change on a continuous basis. In order to achieve your blissful life, you must embrace change! You will experience change as you continually achieve and then redefine your blissful life and what it means to you. Just like you, your blissful life is a dynamic, ever-changing definition. .. (Happiness)

Two Types of Happiness

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 Steve Mitten (October 16, 2008)  There is a type of happiness we experience when; all the work is done, there are no calls to return, no one needs your time, there is more than enough money in the bank to pay the bills, you are in great physical shape and at your ideal weight, you've had a great night's sleep, the house is clean, and everyone you are in relationship with recognizes what an incredible person you are, .. (Happiness)

Happiness Is Giving to Others

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 Julia Barnard (October 16, 2008)  No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop Has someone been kind to you today? Feels good doesn't it? When someone does something generous, you feel grateful for their action and pleased that they thought of you. Perhaps your partner bought you a cup of tea in bed or a stranger let you in ahead of them when you were in your car waiting at a busy junction. Remember .. (Happiness)

Are These Simple Mistakes Holding You Back From Being Happy?

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 Jinger Jarrett (October 16, 2008)  I read in one of Joel Osteen's books that seven out ten people are angry. I must be one of the three that aren't because I really don't see any profit in being angry all the time. What I do know is that more often than not, we only have to go as far as the mirror to find the real culprit who has sabotaged our lives. If you're not happy, or you're angry, or your life isn't what you .. (Happiness)

Money - The Root of All Fun as We Age

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 Carol Stanley (October 15, 2008)  Money has always been the big issue of the day at least for most of us. How to spend it, how to save it, how to invest it and sometimes how to hide it! As we get older the word money takes on some new meanings. When we are young we are examining investments that are often long term. We often want to take a few risks to make more dollars, and sometimes are willing to take big risks. If .. (Happiness)

Why It's Not Selfish to Make Yourself Happy

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 Dan Goodwin (October 13, 2008)  As a Creativity Coach, one of the reasons I hear most often as to why people don't spend more time creating is: “There are so many other demands on my time, so much to do! How can I ignore them and do something as selfish and self indulgent as my own artwork?" This line of reasoning goes: Creative time just for me is selfish, so if I do it, people will think I'm a terrible person .. (Happiness)

Is Happiness an Illusion?

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 Janie Behr (October 12, 2008)  Someone walks down the street and says Hey “are you happy" Would you be happy if you won the lottery, lived in a $500,000 house, how about two homes one for winter and one for the summer? What does being happy mean to you?  I believe happiness is an illusion, a thought, a series of thoughts, or a series of habits we train our minds, bodies and spirits to believe.   If we think .. (Happiness)

Take a Vacation From Life

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 Leslie Gail (October 12, 2008)  With everything going on in the world, from politics to the economy, to life's stressors, it is important to take a break from it all. I prefer calling it taking a “vacation from your life". My husband and I and our children are going to Disney World this week, and it could not have come at a more perfect time. Like many others, I am stressed with everything happening around me, .. (Happiness)

Your Life in the Balance

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 H. Les Brown (October 10, 2008)  Did you ever see the movie Defending Your Life with Albert Brooks and Meryl Streep? The movie begins with hapless Daniel (Brooks) meeting an untimely end and appearing at the judgment with other recently deceased, among whom is young Julia (Streep). They fall in love. Daniel has to defend himself against charges of cowardice in his pitiful life, otherwise he's to be sent back to try .. (Happiness)

Looking Into the Heart of the Beast

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 H. Les Brown (October 09, 2008)  You know, there's one thing I can say for being an expert in midlife: when an emotional crisis sneaks up from behind you and pounces on your back, you know the material well enough that you can identify the beast before it takes too bad of a bite out of you. Even if you can't figure out in the heat of the moment which tools to use, at least you've got a very good idea what not to do to .. (Happiness)

Happiness - Cultivate Success in All Areas of Your Life

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 Mary Gersten (October 08, 2008)  Happiness is something that you grow inside of yourself and comes from many different areas including the physical, emotional, spiritual, mental, and financial aspects of your life as well as from your relationships, your family, and your community. Unlike being pregnant, as in you just are or you are not, there are different levels of happiness. Some people who already feel that they .. (Happiness)




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