Tag: happiness

Be Drawn

Have you ever sat down to draw up a list of what you thought were “goals,” only to realize that what you really had was a list of things you felt you should be doing – not the things that give you life? I love the call to action in this quote by the poet

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Find Life’s True Purpose

Most of us discover our life’s purpose at a very young age, but over time society convinces us that our work life is not supposed to be enjoyable. I discovered storytelling as my passion at age seven. I vividly remember casting peers in roles of my imaginary films, as if I were the director of

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Low Cost Ways to Give Big

As savings and disposable income get pinched from buying gifts for friends and family during the holidays, many people stop giving to their favorite charities. The Institute for Research on Unlimited Love found giving to others actually has a positive physical effect on our bodies and mood. The more we give, the better we feel.

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Perfection is Overrated. Be Happy Instead.

When I was younger, I wanted the perfect nose — one of those small, indistinctive noses that blend into the background of the model’s face on a magazine cover. My Italian genetics, however, gave me another type of nose: a little long, a little bumpy, not terribly unpleasant, but definitely ethnic. I’ve thought about changing

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10 Ways to Show People They Matter and Why It’s Important

I once had the pleasure of being one of the first inductees into the Happiness Hall of Fame, an organization that honors people who are advancing happiness in the world. I was thrilled to be among other inductees from all walks of life such as athletes (Bubba Paris), film producers (Roko Belic) and Stanford professors

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