Happiness

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Road Tripping Green Diva Style

We had a remarkably good time this week, especially since our feature interview was with our favorite Green Reaper, Elizabeth Fournier, green funeral director and author of All Men Are Cremated Equal: My 77 Blind Dates. Seriously. You gotta love a woman who has a book with this title! She introduced us to a new eco-friendly way of […]

April 3rd

Sex and Health: 5 Reasons To Shag Your Way To Better Health

Knocking boots, the horizontal tango, shagging, smushing, bumping uglies, the nasty, nookie, or good ol’ fashioned getting laid. We have so many ways to say it but did you know that in addition to the fun, sex also has serious health benefits?

As if you needed another reason to do it.

Well in case you did, here are 5 ways sex and health go hand in hand.

April 2nd

How Optimistic is Your City?

Not too long ago, we shared a map that rated states based on residents’ reported happiness levels, and some new Gallup polling data is looking at happiness form another angle by examining optimism.

March 31st

Feelgood Quickie: 6 Steps To Stop Over Thinking

Amy Maclin writes that, “persistently dwelling on distressing situations from the recent or distant past (called rumination, as in that thing a cow does when it constantly rechews food) can be one of the most destructive mental habits. It’s closely linked to depression, and it can sap our confidence, our ability to solve problems, and our sense of control over our lives.” Here are six steps to finding your way out of over thinking.

March 27th

The Joy of Epsom Salts

I know, baths are a huge waste of water, and I’m not saying you should take a bath every day. From time to time, though, a salty soak is just the thing to melt away muscle soreness and anxiety. Treat yourself, right? But what are epsom salts, and how do you use them?

March 26th

Feelgood Quickie: Listening to Shame

Brené Brown uncovers the power that we can find within ourselves if we are brave enough to quiet our fear of failure, and the inner critic that lies behind it. To do this, we must realize that our biggest critic lies within us – and its our own voice that, most often, is speaking the shame we can be free to leave behind.

March 22nd

Feelgood Quickie: Conflict Creates Healthy Boundaries

Could not fighting be ruining your close relationships? Martha Beck discusses how conflict in close relationships is not only inevitable, it’s essential. Intimacy connects people who are inevitably different – as the saying goes, if two people agree about everything, one of them is superfluous.

February 21st

Finding Happiness in Difficult Changes

Thinking of changes, even tough ones, as opportunities restores my forward momentum to move through hard times and come away more together, balanced, and convicted in my journey. These inspirational quotes have given me hope, taught me sound lessons, and are often just what I need to reassure myself I have enough…

February 18th