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How Are You Spending the International Day of Happiness?


  Celebrated throughout the world on March 20, the International Day of Happiness was created by the United Nations General Assembly on June 28 2012. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, “The pursuit of happiness lies at the core of human endeavors. People around the world aspire to lead happy and fulfilling lives free from fear and want.” We know that there is much misery in the world, but choosing happiness is still a worthy goal. If you have the health, freedom, and flexibility denied so many in the world, being less than happy … [Continue reading…]

Success: Why Everyone is Not Happy About Yours


  We all seek success, whether openly or secretly. But there is one thing most of us are not ready for when it comes. The backlash. When you finally get the job you trained for, the … [Continue reading…]

Love Shouldn’t Hurt on Valentine’s Day or Any Other Day


For florists it's one of the biggest money-making days along with Mother's Day and the December holidays. For candy makers it means millions of dollars, even during a recession. For the wives and … [Continue reading…]

It’s What You Do the Days After the National Martin Luther King Day of Service That Counts

We expect parades, concerts, TV specials and community events on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s National Day of Service.  If we truly want to honor King, we will show up not on just one day, but will … [Continue reading…]

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  Everyone wants happiness, but most of us experience only small snatches of short-term pleasure, while longing for lasting inner joy. Drawing from findings of positive psychology and … [Continue reading…]