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Happiness Tag

Loosen up and feel joy All feelings are your birthright. Joy happens to be one that you lose as you age. That's because you tighten up against the pain and heartbreak that are inevitable in life. Over time you get so tight that you stop feeling much...

True and Lasting Happiness True and lasting happiness is not dependent on circumstances. It is an internal experience of life. A state of well-being and contentment. You probably know it when you feel it, but how does it break down into parts? As I have shared in...

Why you should have secrets in your relationship. No, I don't think it's good to keep secrets in your relationship. Not the betrayal kind of secrets, anyway. When I say you should have secrets in your relationship, what I mean is that you should have your own...

The first goal of bioenergetic analysis is self-awareness. This means being consciously aware of all the feelings in your body. " -Dr. Alexander Lowen, founder of bioenergetic analysis. Paying attention to your insides: Scientists call the awareness of what's happening inside your body, interoception. It's when you notice and...

Mind tricks and rationalizations. It helps to know that on your way to achieving happiness, you will be your own worst enemy. We all play mind tricks on ourselves, and many of our “problems” are symptoms of those tricky patterns of thought. You talk yourself out of...

Want a life where you start doing what you want to do, stop doing what you don’t want to do, and feel happiness and peace-of-mind? Then seize the day. What I mean by that is, be mindful of where you are. Take care to be conscious...

Moderation and Balance is Key If it’s true that great relationships and health are built on a foundation of balance, which they are, then it’s important to remember that balance does not mean “perfectly symmetrical.” There is beauty and interest in asymmetrical balance. So, giving up moderation for...

Self-possession is the state or feeling of being calm, confident, and in control of your feelings and composure. You only have one real possession, and that is yourself. If you want to be able to stop doing what you say you want to stop doing, start...

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