Happiness Articles and Tips

How to Survive the Holidays with Toxic Family Members

It’s that time of year again! The holiday season is upon us, the time for families to reunite and spend time together. But what if your family members are toxic to you? Here’s how to survive the holidays with toxic family members.… Read the rest

How to Recover From Emotional Abuse in Relationships

Recovering from emotional abuse in a romantic relationship is a process of rediscovering one’s own true voice, instincts, beliefs, desires, needs and feelings. It is a process of rediscovering one’s true self, as opposed to how your abuser defined you. When you’re recovering from emotional abuse, don’t beat yourself up if you have found yourself … Continue reading How to Recover From Emotional Abuse in RelationshipsRead the rest

Verbal and Emotional Abuse in Relationships Defined

Verbal and emotional abuse take many forms. Some forms of abuse are more overt and immediately noticeable, and other forms of abuse are subtle and masked. Verbal and emotional abuse typically work hand in hand together. IF someone is emotionally abusive towards you, chances are they are also verbally abusive towards you.… Read the rest

When You Have Nothing Left, Pick up the Pieces and Trudge Forward!

When you have nothing left in you, what do you do? Well, either you give in and dive into the deep black hole pit of despair, or you climb out. So let’s climb out, shall we? Where to begin when you have nothing left?… Read the rest

What To Do When You Hate Your Boss

We spend a large chunk of time at work on a daily and weekly basis. In another post, I addressed, “I hate my job”, and what to do when work is miserable. Similarly, when you despise your boss, work can be just as miserable.… Read the rest

How to be Happy After a Breakup

Breakups can be soul crushing. Depending on the length of time together, the nature of the relationship and whether you were married or living together, they can crush a person to the very core of their being. Here are some tips on how to be happy after a breakup, no matter what situation you are … Continue reading How to be Happy After a BreakupRead the rest

How to Deal with Anxiety

Anxiety is a tough emotional and mental state to manage, especially if prolonged or acute. Even short-term anxiety is hard to deal with. Anxiety can make us lose precious hours of valuable sleep, distract us from work and our loved ones, raise our heart beat and adrenaline levels, cause panic attacks and affect our overall … Continue reading How to Deal with AnxietyRead the rest

5 Ways to Manage Stress

Managing stress can be difficult for many of us. Levels of stress can vary, as well as the situation – whether that be life related stress or work stress. Stressful situations can vary from the low end to the extreme pressure cooker type of situation.… Read the rest

What is Happiness?

I’ve been writing all about how to be happy, without defining what happiness really is. So, what is happiness? According to Google’s definition, happiness is the “state of being happy.” Ok, that doesn’t help much. Synonyms for happiness are: pleasure, contentment, satisfaction, cheerfulness, merriment, gaiety, joy, joviality, delight, good spirits, lightheartedness, well-being, enjoyment, exuberance, exhilaration, … Continue reading What is Happiness?Read the rest

When Life Gives You Lemons…

As they say, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” But what does this mean, really? Take what you’ve got and make the most of it? Take what you’ve got and figure out how to turn things around? Here are seven ways to deal with life when life has turned sour grapes.… Read the rest