How To Appreciate Beauty – Even When It Doesn’t Smack You In The Face

It was a brisk morning in January 2009. At a Metro station in Washington D.C., a man with a violin played six Bach pieces for approximately 45 minutes. About 2000 people walked past him during that time, most of them on their way to work. Ten minutes after he started playing, a three year old […]

Alternative Habit Change Mindset – Follow Up

In my last post, I wrote about an alternative mindset for habit change, and I’ve been experimenting with it in my own life for the past two weeks. Most people think of habit change as this long process. I have suggested that instead of thinking about it this way, you just focus on the single […]

A Counter-Intuitive Mindset For Habit Change

When you want to change your life for the better, what are you most likely to do first? If you are like most people, you think about changing your habits. For example, if you want to get in shape, you think about building a habit of going to the gym regularly. This makes a lot […]

Take Personal Responsibility For Your Life And Your Happiness

“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.” ― Theodore Roosevelt  “If you own this story you get to write the ending.”  ― Brené Brown   Ancient Romans understood the concept of personal responsibility. After a Roman arch was completed, the engineer who built […]

The Meaning Of Happiness

I have been managing Feel Happiness for just over a year now, and I’m proud of what I have accomplished so far. From the beginning, my intention has been to help people live happier lives. This mission has served me well enough. However, I have recently begun to question myself. I know that I “like” […]

A Taste Of Bliss

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Greg Malouf. I came to a point in my life where I felt like something was not working the way I wanted it to. I struggled with addiction, stress and anxiety, and had to go through a painful divorce.  Once I was finally ready to make a […]

You’ll Never Be Able To Do It All

This past summer, I went to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, and I learned an awful lot from that experience. Since I’ve moved to Israel, one of those lessons in particular has been reinforced. It has been tough, but I’ve learned to accept the fact that I can’t possibly do everything that I want […]

A Practical Guide To Reframing Your Thoughts And Making Yourself Happier

“My life has been filled with terrible misfortunes, most of which have never happened.” What a great quote by Mark Twain. It humorously summarizes something that is so true, so important, and so often ignored. Our minds are constantly bombarded with negative thoughts, visions of horrible things that may happen to us, and terrifying reasons […]

The Abundance Mentality: A Complete Guide

What would you do if you lost half your money in a stock market crash? What would you do if your apartment was flooded? What would you do if your significant other left you? These are all unfortunate things. But if you were truly honest with yourself in answering them, you probably came up with […]

5 Ways To Celebrate Your Freedom

Man is by his nature free. To all you determinists out there, feel free to disagree. But the way I see it, for all practical purposes, we are in charge of the decisions we make and must take responsibility for our actions. So, on today, the 4th of July, I thought it might be appropriate […]