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This category explores the connection between happiness and nurturing relationship, because the key to our happiness and wellbeing are our relationships.

Happiness Marriage Equals Health and Well-Being

Happiness Marriage Equals Health and Well-Being

The evidence is in and being happily married is part of the equation for a healthier and happier life. According to a new study that examined 20 years data on long term relationships, and regardless of how long a couple has been married, the data shows a correlation between physical well-being and wedded bliss. In a study that continued over two decades, researchers studied 1,681 individuals and the link between marital happiness and health. What is unclear in this research is which one comes first, or do they grow symbiotically. According to Cody Hollist, co-author of the study, “There is ... Read More »

The 4 Step Happiness Prescription

The 4 Step Happiness Prescription

I was once asked, that if a doctor gave me a prescription to spend 20 to 30 minutes twice a day walking and those walks alone would create abundant good health, peace of mind, freedom from worry, increased success in both my personal and professional life would I follow her recommendations? My teacher was using the metaphor of walking to describe the benefits of meditation. What if you added three more easy steps to this prescription? Steps that would only add about ten more minutes, to the 20 minutes of meditation each day, and in that brief span of time ... Read More »

The Key to Happiness is Connecting

The Key to Happiness is Connecting

Positive psychologists have been telling us for a while now that the key to happiness is connecting. But on Facebook, really? Oh, if I could only write out “really” the way Amy Poehler and Seth Meyer’s said it on Saturday night live.  With just a “little” bit of sarcasm. Sure I connect on Facebook, but I’ve never considered in intimate form of relationship building. Different generation I guess. Because according to Hugh MacKay, author and social researcher, that while connecting on social media is a pale comparison to “what we need as humans to maintain community.” The bigger question is just ... Read More »

Happiness is Staying Present in Everyday Life

Happiness is Staying Present in Everyday Life

Happiness is staying present in everyday life. But what does staying present mean? We spend so much of our lives worrying about the future or mulling over things that happened in the past, that it’s easy for us to miss what is. What is – is the now, the present moment and it is in fact the only real moment. The main challenge we face when we become prisoners of our past conditioning or lost in worry about our future is that the conversation these voices in our head are having tend to be negative in nature.  We worry about ... Read More »

How to Stay Happy While Dealing with Negativity

How to Stay Happy While Dealing with Negativity

We all know people who are energy vampires, always caught in a downward spiral of negativity. Often they’re our friends or family, and even when they’re not, we still want to show compassion, to help them feel better. But question is how to stay happy while dealing with negativity? When I was a child, I wanted everyone to be happy and I still do, but as I grew up, I realized that happiness is subjective and a choice, and there are some people who can’t find happiness or don’t choose find happiness in their lives. These are the people that ... Read More »

Cultivating Happiness in Your Relationships

Cultivating Happiness in Your Relationships

Cultivating happiness in your relationship is a powerful practice because it nourishes and supports the overall happiness in your life. That seems like common sense, right? But do we really try to cultivate happiness or do we just go along with the program allowing happiness to arise naturally or “accidently?” Scientific studies in the field of happiness (positive psychology) have shown us time and again that one of the strongest predictors of happiness is having good social relationships. If fact neuroscientists have discovered that our brains are actually wired so that we are programed to relate to one another. It ... Read More »

5 Steps for Creating a Happier Relationship

5 Steps for Creating a Happier Relationship

What if you were given 5 steps for creating a happier relationship, would you use them? As human beings we are social creatures which mean that relationships are almost necessary for our survival and certainly fundamental to our happiness. Logically then, our relationships, especially our most intimate, are the major source of happiness or unhappiness. So the prerequisite of having a happy and joyful life is to have healthy and happy relationships; and the more of these types of relationships the happier and, according to the science, healthier life we will have. But let’s face it, life has its challenges ... Read More »

Find Happiness by Nourishing Our Relationships

Find Happiness by Nourishing Our Relationships

We believe that we will find happiness by nourishing our relationships. We believe this because we believe sharing our lives with someone is the essential link to finding happiness. But if happiness comes from within is it necessary? Well, sort of. It arises there, however once we connect to our true and authentic selves, we can experience the joyful wonder of giving of our self entirely to that special someone. Embark on a Journey of Self Discovery For us to find happiness in this world it first takes self-examination to discover who we are before finding a partner who can ... Read More »

Happiness and Relationships

Happiness and Relationships

Relationships, according to the research are not just important to our happiness, they are essential.  Studies have shown that having close friends and loving relationships are the strongest predictors of personal happiness. Related research found that while having close friends was the key to happiness, those who valued money, success and status where more than twice as likely to be unhappy. It seems that we all need other people in order to create a state of wellbeing and happiness for ourselves. One important feature to deriving the “happiness benefit” from relationship is the intention to bring happiness to the relationship rather than ... Read More »