5 Unhealthy Behaviors That Rob You of Happiness

Do you do these things?
Many people unwittingly engage in habits that reduce joy. Without meaning to, they repeat misery-making behaviors and wonder why they are downcast. If you want to increase your happiness, quit these self-defeating practices.


“Please” and “Thank You” Still Matter – A Lot

Not long ago, I was asked to write a human-interest piece for a small website that desperately needed content. When the request landed in my email box, I happily responded with a quick, “yes.”

Mind you – I would be writing this gratis, receiving zero compensation for the work. Saddle my back and call me a horse, but I’ve always believed that sometimes you need to give in life as a way of paying things forward.


7 Signs You’re Having an Emotional Affair with a “Work Spouse”

Do you have an "office spouse?"
Are you currently involved in a monogamous relationship but joke with your friends about having a “work spouse?”

If so, you aren't alone. A survey conducted in 2007 indicated that 23% of employees referred to a coworker as their office spouse. While people may snicker when talking about their “work husband” or “work wife,” it’s not always a laughing matter.

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5 Simple Ways To Relax After a Stressful Day

After a tough, tiring day at the office, the thing you need most of all is some time to relax and let your cares fade away. Sometimes, though, unwinding isn't as easy as we would like it to be.

Worries, cares, and other sources of stress have a way of hanging around, making true relaxation almost impossible. What you need in such situations are concrete steps to take towards relaxation. Here are five suggestions to help you unwind after a stressful day.


Can Hypnotherapy Help Me Lose Weight?

Hypnotherapy and weight loss
If you have ever tried to lose weight, you probably know that it can be a difficult journey. This is particularly true if you have a history of being overweight and have struggled with keeping the pounds off.

Hoping for something that works, many people turn to hypnosis. This makes sense when one considers that a lot of folks who lose weight eventually gain it back.


10 Things People With Anxiety Need to Do Every Day

You have anxiety and have probably been living with it your entire life. I completely understand. That’s because I’ve struggled with this condition ever since I can remember.

Here are 10 small things you can do each day to help stay calm. You may think a few of these are silly. That’s OK. Try them anyway. What do you have to lose?


What Do Dreams About Celebrities Mean?

Dreams about stars
Have you ever dreamed about a celebrity? During your nighttime slumber, did images of stars like Jennifer Aniston or Brad Pitt float into your subconscious? Did the dream contain intimacy where you and the Hollywood actor shared a special moment?

If the answer is yes, you wouldn’t be alone. One of the most common types of dreams people have relate to famous people. We're talking about movie stars, vocalists, television personalities, and even politicians.


Is It Ever OK To Skip a Parent’s Funeral?

Recently, a friend of mine (let’s call her Kate) shared with me that her father had passed away. While I don’t know all the details, it sounded like his death was unexpected.

Wanting to be supportive, I expressed my condolences and asked that she let me know about funeral arrangements. That’s when she made a comment to me that was – well – kind of shocking.