Posts in Happiness

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Why Single-Tasking is Surprisingly Sublime

I’m going to take a big risk here and guess you’re probably doing something else while you read this post. You’re listening to a song, you’re talking with your roommate, you’re tabbing back and forth between here, Reddit, Facebook, Twitter and a word document containing only a title that you […]

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How to Enjoy Valentine’s Day (Even If You’re Single, Heartbroken, and Jaded)

I know how you feel. I’ve been there. Standing in line at the coffee shop, innocently awaiting your beverage, and surrounded by glittery heart confetti, oversized red candy, and plushy toys with hearts in their eyes. If only the people around you knew that, behind that innocent facade, was a […]

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100 Possessions: How Giving Up Everything Can Make Your Life More Full

It was seven years ago and I was tired when it happened. I don’t remember what put me on tilt. I had spent too much time in one place. All the stuff I had collected was holding me down. No person needs three George Foreman Grills. Eight pairs of snowboard […]

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One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life

Since the 1990s, an intriguing courtship has emerged between certain branches of quantum theorizing and psychology. Neuroscientists and research psychiatrists, notably Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D., of UCLA, have been studying what has been termed neuroplasticity. Brain scans show that patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who repeatedly and effectively redirect their […]

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The Love Mindset: Why Self Love Can Turn Your Inner Enemy Into A Lifelong Friend

This is an excerpt of the The Love Mindset (An Unconventional Guide to Healing and Happiness) written by Vironika Tugaleva.  We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves. Henri Frederic Amiel I used to think that other people could hurt me. I used to think, also, […]

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The Simple Truth that Love Can’t Flourish Without

My friend said something pretty interesting to me the other day. She said that amongst all our friends, I am the one who seemed to pretty much have my “shit” together. She pointed out that I have strong convictions, a job that doesn’t make me want to find out what […]

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Becoming a Bodhisatva: 4 Vows to Take on the Road to Enlightenment Pt.4

Dear Traveler, Do you think you’ve got what it takes to be a bodhisattva? Are you ready to live in Truth for the benefit of all sentient beings, even if there is no Truth to serve and no others to serve it to? Do you think you can handle your family […]