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Redefining Success: How a Friend of Mine Found True Happiness - Huffington Post

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Redefining Success: How a Friend of Mine Found True Happiness
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Might she have stayed in her job and found a new level of meaning and happiness? Of course.
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Money is not the only reason people go to work. When you are in touch with why you really work for a living you will have satisfaction and happiness.

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100 + Things that can make you Happy

100 + Things that can make you Happy | Positive Mindset | Scoop.it
Things You Can Go After Today That Will Make You Happier. Let this list inspire you to lead a life filled with happiness. Enjoy those happy moments. Practice to find them. And share the happiness!
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Live this! What are some things that make you happy?
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bemamadina's photo on Instagram (#realtalk#icecream#happiness#life# http://t.co/nSzKf5I1vW)
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True. Ice Cream is a great start too!
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Testing the Happiness Factor | The Drucker Exchange | Daily Blog ...

Testing the Happiness Factor | The Drucker Exchange | Daily Blog ... | Positive Mindset | Scoop.it
Neuroeconomist Paul Zak contributes to the Drucker Exchange, a blog about management and leadership based on the ideas of Peter F. Drucker.
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Make your workplace happier and see what happens!
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 3, 10:06 AM

This is a very interesting article based on the work of Drucker.

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How Are Happiness and Learning Connected?

How Are Happiness and Learning Connected? | Positive Mindset | Scoop.it
We've all heard of the fight or flight response. We go into survival mode when threatened by something or someone.

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Education will eliminate fear!

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Dean Lynch's curator insight, October 6, 2013 4:40 PM

Education will eliminate fear!

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Happiness From Having A Purpose In Life Linked With Gene Activity - Huffington Post

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Happiness From Having A Purpose In Life Linked With Gene Activity Huffington Post "Apparently, the human genome is much more sensitive to different ways of achieving happiness than are conscious minds." The study, published in the journal...
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We are programmed to thrive on happiness. Choose your happy mood all the time and it may help you live longer based on the Science!
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Happiness Research: Quieting the Mind - The Epoch Times

Happiness Research: Quieting the Mind - The Epoch Times | Positive Mindset | Scoop.it
The Epoch Times Happiness Research: Quieting the Mind The Epoch Times The inspiration for this column came from a Q&A from the APA Monitor's website with psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky, author of the 2007 book ”The How of Happiness: A Scientific...
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Relax and take time for yourself. This will allow you to refocus on what is important and give you a different perspective to the problems you are facing.
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World War II veteran's family tracks down symbol of courage - KPHO Phoenix

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World War II veteran's family tracks down symbol of courage KPHO Phoenix Twenty-seven thousand Americans were captured and kept as prisoners of war in Japan during World War II. Each one has a story.
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NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR PASSION!
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Stranger's kindness leads to mega win - The Dominion Post

Stranger's kindness leads to mega win - The Dominion Post | Positive Mindset | Scoop.it
New York Daily News Stranger's kindness leads to mega win The Dominion Post Stranger's kindness leads to mega win. Last updated 13:47 06/06/2013. US LOTTERY.
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Kindness pays!
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Redefining Success: How a Friend of Mine Found True Happiness - Huffington Post

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Redefining Success: How a Friend of Mine Found True Happiness
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Might she have stayed in her job and found a new level of meaning and happiness? Of course.
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Money is not the only reason people go to work. When you are in touch with why you really work for a living you will have satisfaction and happiness.

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7 Limiting Beliefs of Unhappy People - by Dumb Little Man

7 Limiting Beliefs of Unhappy People - by Dumb Little Man | Positive Mindset | Scoop.it

Your life is a garden and these negative beliefs are like weeds. If you allow it, they will take over and destroy your life. So begin weeding them out of your mind today and make room for joy to take root and grow.


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Being happy is a decision that you can make right now. If you are not sure, fake it first and you will soon be naturally happy.

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Peter Shanks's curator insight, May 23, 2013 9:51 AM

A bit trite in places, but still worth a read

John Michel's curator insight, June 1, 2013 7:40 PM

Negative beliefs act like a filter. They change the way you experience people and events, and over time, they chip away at your sense of self.

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Bhutan, the land of gross national happiness - Buenos Aires Herald

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Bhutan, the land of gross national happiness
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What makes this small country (also known as the Land of the Dragon) the realm of happiness on earth?
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WOW - Happiness comes from giving and to trully give openly you must be focused. There is only room for others in this environment.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 20, 2013 10:13 AM

This would be an excellent way to approach the economy. What if happiness was our measure?

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Trying to Be Happier Works When Listening to Upbeat Music - Science Daily (press release)

Trying to Be Happier Works When Listening to Upbeat Music - Science Daily (press release) | Positive Mindset | Scoop.it

Trying to Be Happier Works When Listening to Upbeat Music Science Daily (press release) May 14, 2013 — The song, "Get Happy," famously performed by Judy Garland, has encouraged people to improve their mood for decades.

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You can always choose to do things that make you happy. Listening to happy music is only one of the many ways!

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Learning to Love Yourself - Huffington Post

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Learning to Love Yourself
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But after repeating these things to myself and re-reading my text, I realized that I need to take my own advice and Stop, Look, Listen and LOVE MYSELF just the way I am.
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How would we know beauty if we were unable to label it? What you think of yourself is a perception you have built from what you have been told. Start telling yourself that you are beautiful and others will see it reflected in everything you do. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 13, 2013 6:24 PM

A short article with a great message

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Want to be happy? Be grateful

Want to be happy? Be grateful | Positive Mindset | Scoop.it
The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude.
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Love this! When is the last time you said Thank You and really felt it?
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 10, 8:14 PM

It is always interesting what brings us happiness. Gratitude provides happiness in that what we have is what we have.

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21 Habits of Happy People

21 Habits of Happy People | Positive Mindset | Scoop.it
“Happiness is a habit – cultivate it.” ~ Elbert Hubbard | Happiness is one aspiration all people share. No one wants to be sad and depressed. We've all seen people who are always happy – even amidst agonizing life trials.
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Love this article. Happiness is your choice and these habits are a great way to start!
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Happiness quiz: Do you shut out opportunity? - Today.com

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Happiness quiz: Do you shut out opportunity?
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Has your personal definition of happiness evolved as you've aged?
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How Are Happiness and Learning Connected?

How Are Happiness and Learning Connected? | Positive Mindset | Scoop.it
We've all heard of the fight or flight response. We go into survival mode when threatened by something or someone.

Via John Evans
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Education will eliminate fear!

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Dean Lynch's curator insight, October 6, 2013 4:43 PM

Education will eliminate fear!

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Happiness Tips: 6 Steps To A Success-Filled Life - Huffington Post

Happiness Tips: 6 Steps To A Success-Filled Life - Huffington Post | Positive Mindset | Scoop.it
Happiness Tips: 6 Steps To A Success-Filled Life Huffington Post As for the inevitable tasks you dread, they'll be more palatable if you focus on what you'll get out of them, notes Elizabeth Lombardo, Ph.D., author of Your Ultimate Prescription for...
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Love it. Some great ideas for everyone. Be who you want to be and live your life to its full potential.
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Unexpected Happiness: What's Yours? - Huffington Post

Unexpected Happiness: What's Yours? - Huffington Post | Positive Mindset | Scoop.it
Unexpected Happiness: What's Yours? Huffington Post Unfortunate as that sounds, we all tend to use that phrase and abide by (probably) both meanings. One thing is for sure, today's media subscribes to the #1 definition.
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Small moments of happiness can sometimes be really hard to find. Don't give up. They are there for you and when you reflect on them continually your outlook on life will become much better.
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Cash in on happiness - The Cairns Post

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Cash in on happiness The Cairns Post Yes, we're a society that's constantly led to believe more money instantly equals more happiness.
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Money is energy. It is produced from the work you do and how productive you are. When you do something you love you get more. Enjoyment of life comes from experiencing your passions. Money can help you to experience them on a greater scale. So always do what you love then expand your passions and money will never be an issue.
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Happiness Is A Choice - Forbes

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Happiness Is A Choice
Forbes
The most important word in the (obviously correct) answer is the word “chose.” So here's an important question for you: Are you choosing to be grumpy or happy?
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What you put out into the world is what you will get back. The quickest way to allow people to like you is to be happy and good to everyone you meet, regardless of your mood. The result is your mood will soon brighten!

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How Courageous Are You?

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Courage is defined by Wikipedia as the ability to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation.How Courageous Are You? (RT @adesojiadegbulu: How Courageous Are You?

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Courage is being uncomfortable for what you know is right! Step out of your comfort zone, you deserve it!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 24, 2013 6:55 PM

We need courage in this world today.

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Kindness comes in coffee - Hepburn Advocate

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Kindness comes in coffee
Hepburn Advocate
Three Daylesford cafes and another business in Creswick are now offering customers the chance to buy a cup coffee for themselves and “suspend” another hot beverage for someone in need.
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What a great idea! It only takes a little gesture like this to create a wave of kindness that can change the world! I love the ripples!

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How to Find Happiness? ~ Neel Writes This Blog

How to Find Happiness? ~ Neel Writes This Blog | Positive Mindset | Scoop.it
How to Find Happiness? http://t.co/3F3MFS6aez
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Happiness is found when you choose to find it. Decide to be happy now.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 16, 2013 8:55 PM

I think happiness finds us.

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Random Snacks of Kindness – Volunteering for Big Themes in Life - AARP News (blog)

Random Snacks of Kindness – Volunteering for Big Themes in Life - AARP News (blog) | Positive Mindset | Scoop.it
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Random Snacks of Kindness – Volunteering for Big Themes in Life
AARP News (blog)
Greg Gano and Sarah Sellman from AmericanBearFilm.com, along with myself undertook that exact experiment in the beautiful city of Scranton, PA.
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We often forget that the majority of people are kind and sensitive, just like us. Giving freely to a stranger will not only make their day it will also build our own self esteem.

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