Articles Tagged: <span>happiness</span>

Finding Peace and Happiness in a Time of Panic

At the time of this writing, it’s March 2020. Maybe you’re reading this at some distant point in the future, and you’re struggling to remember what significant thing happened in March 2020 that would warrant a blog post about times of panic. But if you’re reading this any time even remotely close to March 2020, […]

Why Your Mental Health Can Protect Your Physical Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” In other words, being healthy is more than simply “not being sick.” If you want to live a truly healthy life, you’ve got to focus on your mental health […]

How to Use Love to Hack Your Happiness

We all want to be happy, but we don’t always know how to be happy. And unfortunately, happiness isn’t exactly always “default setting” in our lives. That takes work to adjust. More often than not, the default is the opposite, with relationship struggles, health problems, mental health challenges, personal shortcomings, and more threatening to stifle […]

What Do Our Best and Worst Relationships Teach Us?

When I look back on my life, some of the things that jump out at me the most are the relationships I had at different periods in my life: with my sister when I was really young, with my friends in college, and even with a couple girlfriends. From my mother to my wife, and […]

6 Ways to Find Time for the Things That Matter Most

You don’t have to be a social psychology expert to guess the things in life that are most important to people: safety, relationships, health, education, life satisfaction, and so on. But if we’re aware of the things that are important to us, why do we spend so much time on things that aren’t? It’s true […]

How to Find Happiness After a Breakup

Breaking up is hard to do…but it doesn’t have to be the end of the world. It’s true—some breakups are worse than others. A painful divorce after years of marriage is most likely going to be harder (logistically and emotionally) than the ending of a month-long relationship that ended before it could really take off. […]

How to Thrive as a Stay-at-Home Mom

Motherhood is the greatest job in the world. Or so we’re told. But I’ll be honest: sometimes, it’s hard to remember. After all, there are days when being a stay-at-home mom feels like being a professional chauffeur who also happens to fold underwear, or a short-order cook whose patrons won’t eat the macaroni because I […]

8 Ways to Love Yourself This Valentine’s Season (and Why It’s Important)

Love is a many splendid thing. (It’s also a battlefield, according to Pat Benatar, but that’s neither here nor there).  And during Valentine’s season, love is front and center.  As great as it is to take a day to focus on the people we cherish most, there’s one person you likely haven’t given much thought […]