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What You Know About Happiness is Completely Wrong

What You Know About Happiness is Completely Wrong

We’ve been taught how to be happy completely incorrectly. Many believe that happiness comes when something happens to you, like you get the job you’ve been searching for, or you complete that big project you’ve been working on; you equate success with happiness. Which is somewhat true, just in reverse. Let me explain. When we succeed at something, we don’t actually feel that much happier. Usually we just think, “Okay, what’s next?” Side-note here that a quick fix would be creating a habit of choosing to celebrate your success before even having that thought BUT what I’m here to discuss...


The Best 5 Books on Mindfulness

Alex Dorsey

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The Best 5 Books on Mindfulness

Books on mindfulness and Buddhism seemed to be vast, almost countless, perhaps even overwhelming at first. Before I received my first introductory book on mindfulness I imagined everyday practice was only accessible to monks or yoga teachers, but as you’ll learn by reading books on this list it’s for everyone.  Before I leaned what mindfulness was I thought it was meant only for buddhists. To boil down a very deep subject, mindfulness is a state of being in the present moment which can be, and is, practiced by just about any other group you can think up. The books on...


Beginning a Meditation Practice: Tips from a Fellow Beginner

Liz Miller

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Beginning a Meditation Practice: Tips from a Fellow Beginner

Meditation has been a relatively new addition to my habits this year, and one that I have to want to do for it to happen. If I have “should” thoughts, where I say to myself “Ugh, I should meditate,” it just doesn’t happen. I’ve started changing my “should” thoughts to “want” statements, where instead I say to Alex, “I want to meditate tonight.” Not only does this create a much more positive emotional attachment to the action, Alex will hold me accountable to my statement and I’m much more likely to actually meditate that day. Maybe you want to start...