Happiness

Positive notes
Positive Thinking

A Lesson in Positivity from a 12-Year-Old

A Michigan tween is brightening her community with simple, uplifting notes.

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Take a positive risk
Emotional and Mental Health

Post Pandemic: How to Take Risks in a Positive Way

Positive risks are those that do not endanger our safety but urge us to step outside of our comfort zones.

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Happy aging
Living Longer, Living Better

4 ‘Pillars of Happiness’ for Older Adults

New research points to these factors that predict joy and peace in an older adult’s daily life.

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Relaxing at home
Positive Living

4 Ways Your Home Can Bring More Peace and Happiness

Research connects feelings of safety and rest at home with lower levels of stress hormones when out in the world.

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Daily Devotions

Find Your Smile

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Illustration of seed sprouts in an egg carrton; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Seeds of Happiness

Planting seeds became a source of happiness in the community during the pandemic.

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Advice for Caregivers

How to Add Humor to Your Caregiving Routine

When dementia caused her mom to disconnect from her, Dani Klein Modisett did what came naturally: She hired a comedian.

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Energy from music
Positive Living

How Music Offers a Positive Surge of Inspiration and Creativity

Whether you are listening to it or making it, you’ll immediately find more joy and energy.

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Devotions for Inspiration

How to Overcome Your Shortcomings

A little humor can change your whole perspective.

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Mental health
Emotional and Mental Health

Why We Should Make Our Mental Health a Top Priority

Everyone—everyone—is having a hard time during the pandemic. Let’s take that as permission to focus on what nurtures our emotional well-being.

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