5 Ways to Embrace Old Man Winter No ratings yet.

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Each and every October I feel the same mixed emotions. I love autumn. The beautiful colors, the comfortable temperatures.. even the Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks! Behind that happiness though, the dark looming of the winter that will soon follow puts a chilly damper on my festive fall season. This year, I’ve decided to turn over a new leaf and embrace the cold for a happier me this winter season. Here are some ways that you can cozy up to Old Man Winter this year! Read more

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6 Things Science Claims to Make You Happier No ratings yet.

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You may have read a large number of articles in magazines, newspapers, books and internet with tips for living a healthy and fulfilling life. Things like meditation, taking a day off or being an understanding husband are different ways that helps people to make themselves happy. However, there are random activities that you would have never expected that can actually make you feel better about yourself and your life in general. They are as follows: Read more

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Get Over Your Disappointment and Breathe Happy! No ratings yet.

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Sometimes an unexpected event can hit you like a ton of bricks and can literally blindside you. It can be loss of a job, poor grades in school or college, a broken friendship, a relationship turned sour or even a rejection from a place from where you had high hopes. Maybe you did not get a raise or promotion you were hoping for or your much awaited travel plans got canceled. Disappointments can come in life in many shapes and guises and can hurt a lot. Read more

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Unexpected Changes… No ratings yet.

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I had an idea in my head when I was in my 20’s of what my life would look like by the time I was 40. It was really neat and tidy and full of accomplishment with little worry. It’s funny how what we sometimes think will be our reality doesn’t exactly pan out the way we plan. My husband told me once that he read somewhere that “If you want to make God laugh, make plans.” As I look back on our lives over the past 20 years I see just how true a statement that is! Read more

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Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Get Through A Day And Stay Happy No ratings yet.

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I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and I would like to share a typical day with you. Because this disease has no cure, the only thing I can do is to ensure I follow a routine and try to stick to it as much as possible. Being a father of two kids, my schedules can be hectic but I have to balance everything to ensure that my joints are not getting a raw deal. Also, since I am now closer to 40 than 30 and have been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis for more than six years, my personal advice would be carefully honing a routine and following it. Read more

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The Power of Good Music No ratings yet.

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I have found one good way to breathe happy is through the power of good music. I like to listen to easy listening music that paints an image of being on a beach or near an ocean. I like songs that were popular in the 1950 and 1960s. A song like “What A Wonderful World” that was sung by the late Louis Armstrong helps a lot to feel happier. A happy song helps you feel better. Another good way to breathe happy I found was looking at comedy programs that make you laugh. Read more

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8 Ways to Recharge Yourself This Weekend No ratings yet.

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As Friday arrives, rest and relaxation are top of your mind. However, most of the time weekend leaves you with a tired Monday then you were on Friday. Therefore, instead of escaping from the workday activity, try to free yourself from stress and responsibility. Partying full weekend may seem good at the moment, but remember you have returned to the work-pressures on Monday. Read more

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The Happiness Project No ratings yet.

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For the longest time, I have never found the perfect set of joyful activities that goes well with my personality. I am an impulsive extrovert who loves doing things without a particular plan. On the onset, I am very fond of adventures and I fancy the simplest of things like taking pictures of random events, people and places. Read more

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Five Ways to Fight Depression – They Worked for Me! No ratings yet.

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More than 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. It’s a serious problem and one that shouldn’t be ignored. Whether it’s you or a loved one who is suffering from depression, it’s crucial that you find ways to treat it as soon as possible. Depression is like a vacuum that sucks in your energy. It also sucks hope out of you so that you are unable to do the very thing you need to do to defeat it. The good news is that depression is not an undefeatable foe. By making deliberate choices to feel better, you can actually overcome it. Read more

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Cycling for Life – Going Green through Bike Commuting No ratings yet.

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People from all over the world are only beginning to discover the many benefits of bike commuting, but things are looking up as time goes by. In some cities in the United States, there are already a good percentage of trips made by bike, and perhaps it’s a result of people finally realizing that the supply of oil is limited, and that there are environmental consequences to excessive use of cars. If you’re not into it yet, here are three compelling reasons why you should start cycling for life. Read more

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