happiness

Who decided these "normal" rules, anyway?

How To Let Go Of The Idea Of 'Normal' And Live The Life You Really Want

Let's stop trying to make "normal" happen and let "interesting" run free instead. Read...
Liz Pardue-Shultz of Your Tango    |   11.20.18   |   SHARE
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(Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: Is It Time To Leave My Husband?

So, here I am. Two kids, married to a trustworthy, kind, provider who is married to his job. Is it time to leave my husband? Read...
Erin Khar   |   10.24.18   |   SHARE
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Happiness is not something we find, it’s something we create and cultivate within ourselves.

Happiness Is Not A Tangible Thing

Happiness is not a tangible thing that we can acquire and capture in a jar — it’s a practice that is shaped by our thoughts. Read...
Jamie Rea of The Good Men Project    |   03.30.18   |   SHARE
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International Day of Happiness is a bunch of nonsense. Stop telling people to be happy.

Not To Be A Downer, But The International Day Of Happiness Is Some Bullsh*t

Today is International Day Of Happiness. It’s a damaging narrative that invalidates the experiences of people who are simply unable to be happy. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   03.20.18   |   SHARE
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Unless I’ve asked for advice specifically (or you know me so well that I don’t have to ask), you don’t have the right to comment on my singledom.

It’s Not Your Right To Comment On My Singledom

Do I give you unsolicited advice on your marriage? Don't comment on my singledom. Read...
Elizabeth Best of SHESAID    |   12.22.17   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
I do know that nothing is working out the way I dreamed it would when I was a kid. And I also know that at this exact moment in time, I’ve never been happier.

Nothing In My Life Is Turning Out How I Planned, And I’ve Never Been Happier

Sometimes you have to let go of your dreams. As the years go by, you come to the realization that who you are now is pretty much who you’ll be Read...
Elizabeth Laura Nelson of SHESAID    |   10.9.17   |   SHARE
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How can I live in this happiness without being ashamed of it? (Image via Unsplash/ Micah. H)

What’s Not Said: I’m Ashamed Of Being Happy

My happiness is what undid me, ironically. I worried so much about being OK with the happiness that I fell apart. Read...
Lisa Marie Basile    |   05.10.17   |   SHARE
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Besides creating the most multi-purpose word on the planet (aloha), this state has been top five in several polls for at least five years in a row.

9 Of The Most Consistently Happy US States

Sure, happiness is too abstract a concept to measure perfectly, and it’s safe to say that a serious case of the Mondays can find you no matter what Read...
Claire Hopple    |   03.16.17   |   SHARE
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