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15 Reasons Why You Should Be Independent of the “good” Opinion of Others

15 Reasons Why You Should Be Independent of the “good” Opinion of Others

We are often flattered by appreciation and hurt by criticism. While it is true that approval boosts our morale and criticism depresses us, quite often an obsessive quest for approval becomes a psychological problem. People almost go in a mode of complete self-negation and keep devising ways to please others.

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15 Ways to Change Your Thoughts and Transform Your Life

15 Ways to Change Your Thoughts and Transform Your Life

The nature of our thoughts determines the quality of our life-whether it is sad, happy and contented. Happy, optimistic, positive thoughts, emotions and feelings generate a zing in our system which makes the blood flow freely and heart beat joyously. They create a spring in our feet and spur us to action. Let us remember the age-old saying that the mind- thoughts- can move the mountains. Pessimistic, sad and gloomy thoughts, on the other hand, create inertia and force us to stay bed-bound.

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15 Powerful Things Happy People Do Differently

15 Powerful Things Happy People Do Differently

What are the differences between happy people and unhappy people? Of course, it should be very obvious:happy people are happy while unhappy people are unhappy, right? Well, that is correct.But, we want to know what happy people do differently, so I have put together a list of things that happy people do differently than unhappy people.

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10 Ways to Become More Conscious

10 Ways to Become More Conscious

What does it mean to become more conscious? It is the progressive realization of conscious mastery over your mind. The challenge is that it takes consciousness to grow consciousness. But you needn’t worry about this because you already have the seed. Think of it like fire. You have a flame, and you want to turn that flame into a huge blaze. How do you do it? You add fuel. The following list includes examples of how you can add fuel to your flame of consciousness to become a raging inferno of consciousness. Well, OK, the analogy sort of falls apart there, but you get the idea.

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Plan Your Happiness

Plan Your Happiness

Being in a positive and inspired state of mind most of the time is a skill. It requires focus, determination, work, persistence and above all the willingness to do whatever it takes no matter what. Being inspired is a choice. Being unhappy is a choice. Being productive is a choice.

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Our Greatest Health is Happiness: How Compassion Makes Us Happy and Healthy

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Our Greatest Health is Happiness: How Compassion Makes Us Happy and Healthy

A recent brain imaging study reveled that being compassionate and helping others boosts our own health and happiness.

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The Act of Forgiveness: Learning How to Forgive

The Act of Forgiveness: Learning How to Forgive

Throughout our lives we may find ourselves in a position that requires us to think about forgiveness, and we do not always know how best to do that. There are three types of forgiveness, forgiving the self, those that have been harmed by our actions, and forgiving of others that have harmed us.

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Confessions of a Lost and Tormented Soul

Confessions of a Lost and Tormented Soul

Dare to take your first step towards a happier and more meaningful life. Start from where you are and trust that if you keep your eye on the life you wish to live and not on the mess you are in, things will start to change. If it changed for me it can change for you as well.

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Happiness First, Then Everything Else

Happiness First, Then Everything Else

If you accept a job, a relationship, or a lifestyle that you merely tolerate — but don’t appreciate — you’re putting other concerns ahead of your own happiness. Social conditioning may have convinced you that sacrificing your happiness to maintain a certain bank balance, to send timely payments to corporations to which you’re indebted, or to pay for someone else’s needs and expenses is the proper way to live.

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Understanding the Magic of Nature and Embracing It to Make Life Happy and Enjoyable Again

Understanding the Magic of Nature and Embracing It to Make Life Happy and Enjoyable Again

The magic of nature is one of the most important fundamental things in the Universe, because it is required for life to exist. Nature’s ways of creating things are very magical as it uses the power of imagination and thought to manifest energy into matter. The power of imagination is very important for creating life, because creativity comes from the power of imagination. To be able to create something as beautiful as a flower, you need to be creative.

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Finding Joy and Connection In-between Life’s “Big Moments”

Finding Joy and Connection In-between Life’s “Big Moments”

Even though it may be hard to slow down at first, all the joy and connection we deeply crave can only be experienced in the present moment.

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How To Find and Keep Your Balance

How To Find and Keep Your Balance

When our resilience is low it’s often because we’re focussing our energies on one area of our lives over the others – usually some stressful event, work, or a collection of things that are taxing. What goes out of the window are the counter balancers – the things that are soothing, the slow, the easy going, the nourishing.

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3 Ways to Follow Your Passion While Still Working a Full Time Job

3 Ways to Follow Your Passion While Still Working a Full Time Job

Here are 3 ways you can keep nurturing your dreams and following your passion, so that when you’re ready to leave the full time job, the path is laid out before you.

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Happiness or Peace?

Happiness or Peace?

If you ask people want they want most in life, you will find the answer in the majority of cases to be that they ‘just want to be happy’. What is it within us that keeps us striving for happiness? Why are we living with a deep sense that we actually don’t have what we most want?

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Getting Free Of Self-Importance Is The Key To Happiness: Polly Young-Eisendrath at TEDxMiddlebury

Getting Free Of Self-Importance Is The Key To Happiness: Polly Young-Eisendrath at TEDxMiddlebury

At TEDxMiddlebury 2013 Polly Young-Eisendrath discusses the idea that we can control and manage our lives as counter to our happiness. After considering the true meaning of happiness, Polly highlights several uniquely human emotions—shame, guilt, envy, and jealousy—that pose as obstacles to this happiness and offers solutions to overcome these emotions.

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