Find Happiness – Break Free from Conventional Thinking

What if I said that conventional thinking is at best only a beginning, and often just leads to a dead end? Not only that, but what if I also said that it has a way of limiting our beliefs and closing our minds to the possibility of living an extraordinary life of true happiness. Why would I say such a thing? Because conventional thinking is based on widely accepted assumptions which may, or may not, be true. Either way, these assumptions are designed to channel you into the vast sea of normality. In … [Read Entire Story]

Where you go to mend

People break.  It happens all the time. But people patch themselves up pretty well most of the time.  Most breaking is like hurt feelings or loneliness or paper cuts.  They go away.  They mend on their own. In my younger days, I would go down to the river to recuperate.  I would sit on a big rock and just watch the water flowing by. The water was soothing, and my troubles seemed to melt away. It seemed like the perfect place to mend. Everybody has a place to mend, whether it’s a physical place of a state of mind… [Read Entire Story]

How Your Beliefs Create Your Reality part 3

On a subconscious level, each of us is convinced that our beliefs are both true and accurate. After all, they must be correct, otherwise why would we choose to believe them, right? Here’s how the dictionary defines – Belief: “Acceptance by the mind that something is true or real, often underpinned by an emotional… [Read Entire Story]

More Pleasure – Less Pain

There are a couple of things that I’d like to clarify regarding our emotional desire to seek pleasure and avoid pain.  It’s not the actual pain or pleasure that drives us, it is really something else. Any idea what that is? Our desire to avoid pain is really based on fear. What fear? The fear of taking any action that feels like it might lead to painful situation or experience. Likewise, it’s not the actual pleasure that motivates … [Read Entire Story]

The Power of Pain and Pleasure Paradigms

Almost all of the choices we make in our daily life are motivated by one of two powerful forces.  The most powerful of these forces is the desire to avoid pain and the second is the desire for pleasure. Everything that we want to do is something we have emotionally linked to pleasure.  Everything we try to avoid doing is something we have linked to pain.  These are the two main paradigms in our life, and we have an emotional association for everything attached to one of these two categories. In essence, life is about pleasure and pain. It’s all a matter of perspective Sometimes … [Read Entire Story]

The Wicked Witch of Lido

This goes back a while, but I recall how we almost ruined our honeymoon in Venice. My new bride, Chantal, was looking forward to this stop more than any other. Switzerland had been divine. Austria had been wonderful. But Venice was what she was most looking forward to. We found a lovely pensione in Lido, a picturesque island just across the lagoon from Venice. The stately old house had been converted into a bed-and-breakfast in a postcard neighborhood. Lush trees, flowers, canals, quaint footbridges, and a wrought iron gate gave it a nostalgic, old world charm. Just what you would want for a stay in Venice. We checked… [Read Entire Story]

TRUST – Is it Given or is it Earned?

Trust. Some would say its an emotion while others may say its a logical reference in how we feel towards another person. Then some would say it is both. But what and where does it actually stem from. When we meet someone new some people will use their first impression of that person as their directive to trust that person or not. No doubt sometimes those first impression are very accurate. We tend not to trust people right away. Then there is the other side to that. We may think that someone is not to be trusted or they seem unpleasant when in reality, this person has just lost a loved one, or perhaps they are having financial problems or someone just robbed … [Read Entire Story]

What really matters?

It’s easy to get lost on the treadmill of life, but it’s worth getting off to start living. He was on his cell phone. Driving and talking. Talking and driving. Driving and talking. Talking and … CRASH!!! She was in her hospital bed. Breathing and gasping. Gasping and breathing. Breathing and … you get the idea. Too bad his business had to come before her life. Is it just me, or does it seem we have lost more than a little perspective? Have we forgotten what really matters? We rush through our days trying to “accomplish” things. We stuff so much into our days that they burst at the seams. There is one thing we can’t… [Read Entire Story]

Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

In seven simple steps, Uncovering Happiness uses cutting-edge mindfulness and self-compassion techniques along with innovations in neuroscience to release natural antidepressants in the brain. Dr. Goldstein shows you how to take back control of your mind, your mood, and your life.Most of us believe when we’re depressed that our situation is hopeless. That’s a mistake, [More About This Book]

Greatest Inspirational Quotes: 365 days to more Happiness, Success, and Motivation

Dr. Joe Tichio, creator of Greatest-Inpsirational-Quotes.com, shares an extraordinary collection of his favorite and most inspirational quotes from around the world and throughout history. The wisdom on these pages will empower and encourage you to live your life to the fullest. Start each day with a powerful dose of wisdom and inspiration as you are [More About This Book]

Zen and the Art of Happiness

Cutting-edge science and spirituality tell us that what we believe, think, and feel actually determine the makeup of our body at the cellular level. In Zen and the Art of Happiness, you will learn how to think and feel so that what you think and feel creates happiness and vibrancy in your life rather than [More About This Book]

The Children of the Maize: Seven Ancient Mayan Secrets to Spiritual Enlightenment, Peace and Happiness

The Children of the Maize is an extraordinary tale of genocide, ancient wisdom secrets and resurrection: the true story of the early childhood of Arnulfo Oxlaj, K’iche’ Mayan medicine man and guide from the Q´amol B´e lineage in Guatemala. Arnulfo was born without hearing, sight or voice but with a special gift – to be [More About This Book]

11 Simple Steps to Greater Happiness Now

What is the one thing every single person on the planet really wants out of life? Isn’t the answer simply to be happy? I mean, isn’t that the reason behind almost everything we do? The pursuit of happiness is a universal quest. No stone is left unturned in an effort to locate the seemingly illusive source of true and lasting happiness. How’s your happiness quest going? Where have you looked? Some of the more common places to search for happiness are: a… [Read Entire Story]

Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill

A molecular biologist turned Buddhist monk, described by scientists as “the happiest man alive,” demonstrates how to develop the inner conditions for true happiness. $ 6.79

The Way of Serenity: Finding Peace and Happiness in the Serenity Prayer

FOX News religion analyst, program director of the Catholic Channel on SiriusXM radio, and bestselling author Father Jonathan Morris reveals how the Serenity Prayer offers a sure path to peace and fulfillment for everyone, not just those in recovery programs. The Serenity Prayer states: Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot [More About This Book]

What is Happiness, Really?

by Andrea Blundell In the UK’s third annual Measuring National Well-being (MNW) survey, it appears happiness is on the rise in the UK. Lower rates of anxiety were reported alongside higher levels of personal wellbeing, with over a quarter of adults rating their life satisfaction as at its highest levels. The survey looked at things … [Read Entire Story]

Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being

“This book will help you flourish.” With this unprecedented promise, internationally esteemed psychologist Martin Seligman begins Flourish, his first book in ten years—and the first to present his dynamic new concept of what well-being really is. Traditionally, the goal of psychology has been to relieve human suffering, but the goal of the Positive Psychology movement, [More About This Book]

Finding True Happiness: Satisfying Our Restless Hearts (Happiness, Suffering, and Transcendence)

One of the hottest topics in contemporary culture is happiness. The explanation for this current fixation seems to lie in the contrary phenomenon unhappiness. Despite the fact that we have tremendous access to every imaginable form of entertainment, we experience a pervading sense of insecurity, emptiness, and malaise amid sporadic peak experiences. Finding True Happiness [More About This Book]

The Practice: Simple Tools for Managing Stress, Finding Inner Peace, and Uncovering Happiness

The mind has a way of interfering with personal happiness, often causing stress and doubt. Getting in touch with one’s inner source of peace and following its guidance over the mind’s often-unfounded concerns requires training and discipline. Knowing this truth intimately, Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life Founder Barb Schmidt developed a three-part spiritual discipline called The [More About This Book]

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success

Expanding on her viral post that has become an international phenomenon, a psychotherapist offers simple yet effective solutions for increasing mental strength and finding happiness and success in life. As a licensed clinical social worker, college psychology instructor, and psychotherapist, Amy Morin has seen countless people choose to succeed despite facing enormous challenges. That resilience [More About This Book]

In the Garden of Happiness

As an emerging leader in positive thinking, New York Times bestselling author Dodinsky weaves the words of contentment and self-empowerment. In his second book, Dodinsky takes his readers on a journey to the garden of happiness. Within this garden, Dodinsky gives his readers the wisdom and support to find power within themselves to lead a [More About This Book]

Stumbling on Happiness

• Why are lovers quicker to forgive their partners for infidelity than for leaving dirty dishes in the sink?• Why will sighted people pay more to avoid going blind than blind people will pay to regain their sight? • Why do dining companions insist on ordering different meals instead of getting what they really want? [More About This Book]

The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness: A Four-Step Plan for Resilient Living

Happiness is a habit. For some of us, that habit is a natural inclination; for others, it is a learned behavior. The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness combines wisdom from neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and spirituality to help you choose contentment. Dr. Amit Sood’s actionable ten–week program has helped tens of thousands of people reduce anxiety [More About This Book]

Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence

Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated? Because your brain evolved to learn quickly from bad experiences but slowly from the good ones. You can change this. Hardwiring Happiness lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build [More About This Book]