June 2014

June 2014 cover with Chris O'Donnell

31 Days of Compassion

Join us as we continue our Year of Happiness with 31 Days of Compassion in May.

Hayley Williams of Paramore

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Happy Exception

Paramore's lead singer Hayley Williams reflects on fame, music and staying positive for her fans and herself.

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Create Outside the Lines

By: Whitney Alswede

When we grow up, we tend to forget how much fun we had finger-painting and molding with clay. Tapping into that creativity bring out all kinds of positive emotions.

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A Voice of Compassion

By: Alice Daniel

The Dalai Lama believes that compassion can be taught and learned. It is essential for our growth as human beings.

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Tripped Up?

Not every vacation leaves you feeling happy and refreshed when you return to work—find out why.

3 Simple Questions That Could Change Your Life

When you’re focused mainly on one area of your life, it can be exhausting.

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5 Essential Tips for Getting a Great Nap

Grown-ups need naps, too. Get five essential tips for successful napping.

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The Healing Horse

Equine therapy, which utilizes the calming effects of interacting with horses, is helping veterans overcome PTSD.

6 Tips for Nurturing Your Self-image

From the moment we’re born, we are conditioned to focus on our appearance. Stop scrutinizing every flaw, and focus on what you love about yourself.

Gretchen Rubin in Central Park

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6 Tips That Help Me Be the Parent I Want to Be

We all want to be calm, cheerful, light-hearted and fun-loving for our families. But in

Chris O'Donnell in the pool

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I Am Happy!

By: Shelley Levitt

With five kids, a happy marriage and a steady gig on the hit show NCIS Los Angeles, Chris O'Donnell bucks the trend of the troubled Hollywood star. He's grounded, and loving his life.

8 Innovative Gift Ideas for Dad

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8 Innovative Gift Ideas for Dad

Need some ideas for the dad who has everything? Check out these 8 original ideas.

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5 Tips for an Energy-Boosting Vacation

The findings from a survey of 400 vacationers reveal what it takes to have a low-stress-vacation.

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The Promise of Positive Education

By: Dawn McMullan

Should character strengths like grit and resilience in the classroom? Schools around the country are trying it, with positive results.

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5 Foods to Boost Your Mood

We eat to survive, but the specific foods we eat can make a huge difference in the way we feel.

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