Keep a “Jar of Awesome” for When You Need an Extra Boost of Motivation

Can you name 3 victories you’ve had in your life over the past year? For many of us, it can be difficult to reflect on our past and recall positive memories. This is due to a strong negativity bias in … Continue reading

Mindful Photography: What It Teaches Us About Appreciating Our Surroundings

Can photography teach us how to be more mindful and appreciative of our daily surroundings? According to psychologists, “mindful photography” can be a healthy exercise to practice every now and then. The simple goal is to carry a camera (or … Continue reading

3 Sources of Happiness That Aren’t Tied to People or Stuff

It’s incredibly important to find sources of happiness in your life that aren’t tied to people or stuff. Because you can’t always depend on “people” or “stuff” to be there for you all of the time. So if your happiness … Continue reading

Happy With Less: Try Living With One Less Desire

How much does it take to be happy? And how much is too much? Money, houses, cars, TVs, phones, computers, video games, stereo systems, furniture, clothes, shoes, food, sex, sleep, drugs, and more – there’s no end to the amount … Continue reading

Negative Visualization: 3 Meditations on Suffering and Tragedy

Trying to only think positively can give you a distorted and unhealthy view of reality. It doesn’t prepare you for the hardships and tragedy that many of us will often face throughout the course of our lives. There’s a tool … Continue reading