Articles in the category Happiness

Why Ikigai Can Be the Secret to a Better Life

In Japan, Okinawa is known as “The Land of the Immortals” due to its high volume of people who live to be over 100 years old. Most of Okinawa’s population functions independently into their late 90s.  A reason for this feat could be the prefecture’s adherence to ikigai – or a Japanese philosophy that roughly […]

Benefits of Relieving Stress with Laughter

Stress is something that students know all too well. Especially for those pursuing graduate degrees, balancing classes, work, and your personal life can feel overwhelming. Although stress is a normal part of everyday life, minimizing the amount of stress we have on a daily basis helps keep a positive mood and a healthy mindset.

11 Simple Habits for a Happy Marriage

When you are making a lifelong commitment with someone you two are bound to face some obstacles. Because all people are different, there are no real rules you can follow to have a happy marriage without any problems. Like anything else, marriage takes work and effort in order to be good.

5 Tips to Improve Your Quality of Life and Embrace Happiness

Happiness can mean many things, and most of the time, it will mean something different to each and every person who seeks it. However, everyone can agree what happiness is in its essence. In its purest form, it’s the notion of being at peace, of being completely and utterly in love with your life, of […]

How to Determine If You Made the Right Choice

The first big decision I had to make was choosing a course for college. Between high school graduation and the opening of classes, I had less than three months to pick one ( if you’re wondering why, it’s because I never gave it a thought until I had to) and my whole life ahead depended […]

Are You Too Self Critical?

Self-criticism to a certain extent is not bad. It encourages self-improvement and keeps your ego in check. But if you are inclined to be too self critical, you’re setting yourself up for depression, failure and a lot of unhappiness in the long run. If your inner voice constantly belittles you, you eventually become what you […]

Retirement Planning – 3 Ways to Have a Happier Retirement

Stepping into the golden years of our life is like moving on to a new chapter in a book – we are excited to see what the next pages will bring and looking forward to discovering new things. Similar to books, life is a story written by the people in it – how we choose […]