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“Make Love All Day,” advises Psychology Professor Barbara Fredrikson. Here’s how and why …

Positive Psychology superstar, Professor Barbara Fredrikson (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill); has discovered how to make love all day long, without getting arrested or exhausted. Surprisingly, her innovative definition of “making love” means choosing to create big and small pleasures through human connections. This means we “make love” when we hug our best friend, ... Read more

11 Funniest of Funny (Comedy) Movies and Let’s Fight Coronavirus With Laughter

Photo credit Who else needs a dose of positivity to fight coronavirus bad news?  Watching funny movies can boost happiness and health, so let’s laugh more.  Laughter increased positive emotions for people watching a funny clip, which improves wellbeing.  In another study, laughter improved mood and lessened pain for hospital patients as they selected items ... Read more

11 Happy Songs to Help You Feel Happy Right Now and Stay Happier More Often

Photo credit Andre Furtado Want to feel happier?  Scientists have proven that music can impact mood and change how we view the world.   Our brain builds up expectations based on experience and mood, so listening to sad music can make us feel sad, and playing happy music increases happiness. As we experience happy emotions, they broaden and build, ... Read more

5-Minute Chocolate, Candy, or Fruit Meditation – Feed Your Soul, Yum!

Meditation improves mental and physical health, and it also boosts happiness.  If you’ve never tried meditation this Candy or Fruit Meditation provides an easy introduction and it only takes 5 minutes.  Or, if you’re a meditation pro, you already know taking time for meditation makes you feel great. So, give your soul a treat.  Try ... Read more

Best Breakup Recovery Songs Playlist and How To Process Negative Emotions To Feel Better

Photo credit Kristopher Roller Some days feel difficult and that’s ok.  It’s not healthy to strive for happiness all of the time.  Trying to force happiness at inappropriate times can signal mental health issues, such as mania.  If your dog dies or a relationship ends negative emotions are appropriate.  We need to process our emotions and ... Read more

Feeling Unhappy on Valentine’s Day? Here’s How To Feel Love Every Day

You’re not alone. 110.6 million single adults (45%) may miss out on this holiday, but we can easily add more love to our days, whether in a romantic relationship or not. Psychologist Barbara Fredrickson’s innovative definition of “making love” means choosing to create big and small pleasures through in-person connections every day. This means we ... Read more

Find Your Passion — Wake up Inspired, Happy, Excited and … Singing

Use this blog post to wake up inspired, happy and excited every day. Skeptical? I was an uninspired morning-hater, but then I discovered a secret. It took me fifty years to discover this, plus a painful soul-search and much inspirational book reading. You can skip the epic effort because I’ll tell you the secret … Are you curious? Drum ... Read more

From Hell to HappySpree: How I Transformed My Interior Store into a Happiness Path

I took 10 years to journey from hell to HappySpree.  I wish I’d done it sooner, but a marital blizzard engulfed me.  I publically smiled my frosty smile, while my soul froze from icy words. Sadly comparing my insides to other people’s outsides created false paths lined with empty-calorie foods, alcohol, and sleeping pills. These ... Read more

Happiness Hack – How to Find Your Burning Desire

My quest to find a burning desire took time and an honest soul-search (owwwwl!)  But I can’t underestimate the happiness and life satisfaction benefitsI gained.  I wish I’d done it sooner … Remember how good it feels when you dive deep into something and time melts … you might look up startled 10 hours have ... Read more

Happy Playlist — Sending Las Vegas (and More) Peace Love and Happiness on Sad Shooting News Days

Some days you wake up to news that hundreds of people were shot while trying to enjoy a music concert. And tears are streaming down your face, because it’s personal. Maybe the people shot in Las Vegas were at a concert you almost went to see. I will never understand the mindset of killing a ... Read more

HappyHack: Try a Taste of Meditation: 5-Minute Chocolate, Candy or Fruit Meditation — Fast, Fun and Easy

(Photo credit: jackmac34 on Pixabay) Did you ever gulp down a meal and not notice how it tasted? We all get busy sometimes, and often I eat without enjoying my food, or even tasting it. If you want to try meditation and develop a new appreciate for food, take three minutes for this Taste Meditation. ... Read more

HappyHack: Best Possible Future – How to Make Your Dreams Come True For Work and Play

Why are you smiling so wide in the future? It’s 5-10 years from now, and your happy grin comes from achieving your dreams. You accomplished this by creating achievable goals and then marking them off one after the other. Research shows that writing about, or visualizing, positive thoughts and dreams can bring about your Best Possible Future.  This optimistic thinking ... Read more
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