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

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Random Snacks of Kindness – Volunteering for Big Themes in Life
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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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The Biology of Kindness: How It Makes Us Happier and Healthier

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There's a reason why being kind to others is good for you — and it can now be traced to a specific nerve. A new study published in Psychological Science suggests that the link may follow the twisting path of the vagus nerve, which connects social contact to the positive emotions that can flow from interactions.
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Hedonometer reads tweets to gauge social happiness - Gizmag - Gizmag

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Hedonometer reads tweets to gauge social happiness - Gizmag
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Is it possible to measure people's levels of happiness based on the online data they produce? The team behind Hedonometer thinks so.
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When you are honest with yourself you can gauge your own happiness level. You need to consider all possibilities and multiple points of view then decide on what makes you happy.

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Achieving Happiness: Essential coping skills for maintaining well-being - CapitalGazette.com

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Achieving Happiness: Essential coping skills for maintaining well-being
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When the problems of life begin to build, the need for good coping mechanisms goes up. You know how this works.
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Some great tips here on how to manage stress and cope with difficult situations. It might be as easy as realising that you are not coping and changing the way you are thinking about what is happening. A great reframing question to use on yourself is 'What else could these events mean?'

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6 Ways To Be A More Courageous Leader

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Progress requires couragebut unfortunately many leaders lack it. Here are simple tips that will help you make tough decisions with confidence.

Via Soizic Merdrignac aka @SoizicAbidjan
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When you have the courage to grow yourself others will be inspired to follow. Get in touch with you first then lead others to better themselves because when you grow others through great leadership you get the added benefit of more personal growth. What an AMAZING circle you can create!

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Laser Focus Coaching's curator insight, June 4, 2013 7:45 AM

It's that simple.

Laser Focus Coaching's comment, August 5, 2013 6:53 AM
Well said Dean.
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Robert Kiyosaki ‏: Rich isn’t the goal, happiness is. Rich is just a shortcut to getting your happiness. | ROBERT KIYOSAKI BLOG


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Money is only energy and it is created from what you do. The more you give the more energy you create so if you want to be rich give more and the depth and bredth of your wealth will surprise you and have no end.

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Norie Roubin's curator insight, April 27, 2013 4:57 PM
Robert Kiyosaki ‏: Rich isn’t the goal, happiness is. Rich is just a shortcut to getting your happiness.
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Want Less Stress and More Happiness? Get 'FAT' - Huffington Post (blog)

Want Less Stress and More Happiness? Get 'FAT' - Huffington Post (blog) | Positive Mindset | Scoop.it
Want Less Stress and More Happiness? Get 'FAT' Huffington Post (blog) Activities that have been shown to increase positive emotions, such as capturing three things each day that went well for you or writing or sharing a gratitude letter, increase...
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Re train your mind to assess events in your life a different way and you will get a different outcome. This means that the way you are looking at things is not necessarily the way they are. If they are causing you pain then accept the change in your thinking and move towards happiness.

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If You Want To Be Happy, Stop Comparing Yourself To Others - Business Insider

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If You Want To Be Happy, Stop Comparing Yourself To Others
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In her article, "Happiness Inc.," she writes that, "As Dr.
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Happiness comes from giving to others. When we are focusing on ourselves and what others think of us we are not giving. To stop comparing yourself to others you must work out what you have to give, how you will give it and to who.

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Mischa Barton 'picks happiness over dieting' - Belfast Telegraph

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Mischa Barton 'picks happiness over dieting'
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The O.C. actress has battled weight gain in the past, having previously yo-yoed between a UK size 6 and a size 14.
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When we are happy with ourselves we become emotionally stable and can make better decisions. What do you like about you and how can you be better?

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'Defining moment:' Armless Iraq vet offers words of courage to Boston bomb victims - NBCNews.com (blog)

'Defining moment:' Armless Iraq vet offers words of courage to Boston bomb victims - NBCNews.com (blog) | Positive Mindset | Scoop.it
'Defining moment:' Armless Iraq vet offers words of courage to Boston bomb victims NBCNews.com (blog) Recommended: 5 to 15 killed, 160 wounded in 'devastating' Texas chemical plant blast · Recommended: 'Defining moment:' Armless Iraq vet offers...
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Change what you are telling yourself about the events in your life to get a better perspective and outcomes. This is as easy as making a new decision and accepting that change has already happened, all you have to do is accept. 

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Boston Bombing These Five Acts Of Kindness Will Give You Hope In Humanity ... - PolicyMic

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After yesterday's tragic events, it's nice to take solace in the fact that the worst situations can bring out the best in people.
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We are here together so lets help each other. What have we got to lose... My thoughts are with those touched by the horror in Boston, stay strong and show love.

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How Are Happiness and Learning Connected?

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via Edutopia We've all heard of the fight or flight response. We go into survival mode when threatened by something or someone. We either put up our dukes (literally or metaphorically) or ta... (RT @ijukes: How Are Happiness and Learning Connected?


Via Tim Scholze
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When learning is fun children grow confident and become better adults because they are engaged and feel empowered to seek answers.

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Tim Scholze's curator insight, April 13, 2013 8:46 PM
Sage advice, quick read.
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All You Need Is Love -- of Self! - Huffington Post (blog)

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All You Need Is Love -- of Self!
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Tapping into love of self is what allows us to opens doors to infinite possibilities. Everything we've created in our outside world is a reflection of what is going on with us internally.
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When you love yourself you can give freely. Think about how you feel when you meet someone who is confident, outgoing and friendly. Generally you want to be around them and get to know them. This can be the way you affect others when you choose self worth.

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

A short article with a great message

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Broome High School students paying forward kindness to fellow Centurions - Spartanburg Herald Journal

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Broome High School students paying forward kindness to fellow Centurions Spartanburg Herald Journal Broome selected the seventh through 12th grade school as the next link in a chain of kindness that began in Massachusetts and crossed the country to...
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Random acts of kindness are often better for the giver than the receiver!
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Money Buys Happiness Study: There's Still More to Life Than Cold, Hard Cash - PolicyMic

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PolicyMic Money Buys Happiness Study: There's Still More to Life Than Cold, Hard Cash PolicyMic According to a recent study, money really can buy happiness.


Via Life Coaching for Baby Boomers
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Be true to yourself and you will be happy. It is only when you are in touch with your own values and self worth that you can trully give to others and this is what brings happiness.

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Project Happiness | "Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it! Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." – Howard Thurman

Project Happiness | "Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it! Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." – Howard Thurman | Positive Mindset | Scoop.it

Project Happiness is dedicated to inspiring and empowering people with resources to create greater happiness within themselves and
the world.

 

Project Happiness has curriculum available for grades K-12, plus an online course for colleges, universities, or anyone wanting to explore their own personal happiness


Via Ariana Amorim
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I support "Project Happiness" Lets create a brighter future for everyone!

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Kindness is Contagious: Choose flood of kindness this spring - In-Forum

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Kindness is Contagious: Choose flood of kindness this spring In-Forum The river is rising, and if we're not careful, our tempers will rise right along with it. We have a choice to make.
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Music We Love Now: Three Must-Hear Piano Albums - NPR (blog)

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NPR (blog) Music We Love Now: Three Must-Hear Piano Albums NPR (blog) The young Austrian pianist Ingolf Wunder shines in Mozart, Jorge Federico Osorio reintroduces an intoxicating Mexican concerto and Elisveta Blumina reveals the gentle side of...
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Sometimes Happiness comes from old joy delivered a new way!
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Seniors find happiness in a corner of Korea - The Korea Herald

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Seniors find happiness in a corner of Korea
The Korea Herald
Bright spring sunshine filtered through the windows to light up the faces of elderly men and women as they moved and twirled in a ballroom dance hall.
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I wonder how many of our seniors are wasting away looking out windows and doing nothing. Maybe we need to develop programs to engage seniors and give them their lives back. All it takes is a little action to change perception.

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Caroline Doty: A story of perseverance and determination - Montgomery Newspapers

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Caroline Doty: A story of perseverance and determination
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Here is another great example of mind over body! What are you going to do at the next level?

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10 Steps to Makeover Your Mindset and Adjust Your Attitude - Small Business Trends

10 Steps to Makeover Your Mindset and Adjust Your Attitude - Small Business Trends | Positive Mindset | Scoop.it
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10 Steps to Makeover Your Mindset and Adjust Your Attitude
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The benefits though of a PMA (positive mental attitude) and the liabilities of pessimism are well documented in various books and studies.
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Having a plan and a goal for what you want to achieve makes going to work a mere speed hump on your way to success. Take action today by adjusting your attitude and "fake it until you make it".

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Courage To Come Back: Winner in medical category helps children find their niche - News1130

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Courage To Come Back: Winner in medical category helps children find their niche
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The winner of the Courage To Come Back award in the medical category was born with arthrogryphosis.
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Your mind surpasses all pyhsical boundaries. You can do anything with the right attitude and it is your decision to accept the changes that have already happened. Just say YES and then workout how!

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City kicks off 'Happiness Week' with Railyard events - Santa Fe New Mexican.com

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City kicks off 'Happiness Week' with Railyard events
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Zelie Pollon, coordinator of Sustainable Happiness Week, watches her son, Aiden, 6, write about what makes him happy at the Santa Fe Farmers Market on Saturday.
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Some of our public holidays should be based around the joy of living and the potential of the future. What do you think?

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