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via Barking up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker There’s no shortage of tips about what brings happiness, but what gives your life meaning? “Meaning in life” is one of those things everybody insists is vitally important — yet nobody tells you what it really is, and directions to get there never...

via GoodNewsNetwork Do you get uncomfortable feelings when you read negative or pessimistic headlines? You, like the rest of us have mirror neurons in your brain that predisposes you to feel empathic. The good news is empathy helps you live cooperatively with others. The bad news is...

Six Ways to Get More Happiness for Your Money By Kira M. Newman More than a decade of research looks at how our spending choices can make us happier—or leave us disappointed. When we think about spending our money wisely, we usually focus on getting the best value...

via LifeHack by Roy Huff How many times has life overwhelmed you? It’s okay. It happens to everyone. The world moves at breathtaking speed. You have a hundred times the choices and ten times the work. Blink your eyes, and everything has changed. Where do you...

“We need to re-learn the value of calculated moments of self-compassion; we need to appreciate the role of self-care in a good, ambitious and fruitful life.” BY MARIA POPOVA “Compassion,” wrote historian Karen Armstrong in considering the proper meaning of the Golden Rule, “asks us to look...

The Power of a Positive "no" to Increase Happiness via the Huffington Post by Ginny Sassaman In 2005, after I had applied for the Masters in Mediation program at Woodbury College, I sat down with the Admissions Director for an informational interview. "Would the program involve much...