Get Your Happy Happening

Seeing, reading, or hearing positive messages throughout the day can make you a happier person. This is one of the basic facts of being confident and content. Seeing someone smile, reading a cheerful quote, or receiving a compliment will help you to feel happier.

People need positive optimistic messages to drive them toward a more satisfied state of mind. Optimism is an important factor in this. Not everyone is given a nurturing upbringing so sometimes we must take it upon ourselves to create our own motivation and inspiration. We sometimes need to train our subconscious thoughts to lean in a more positive direction.

It is a process of retraining your thinking process. There is a smile inside of you and you are the person who can bring it out. Even if you don’t feel it now you can be a happy person. If you act happy you will become happy. It starts with discovering what it is that is making you unhappy.

Living within a negative environment can cause depression, a physical or emotional he…

It Really is Okay to Love Sad Songs

Let's face the facts, every now and then many of us like to sit down and have a really good feel sorry for me cry. It is okay to sometimes feel sad. It is perfectly normal behavior. 

We are human and we enjoy our emotions like a monkey enjoys chowing down on a good banana (Yeah, that doesn't make much sense and I can't believe I just said it either.) Happy or sad we do kind of like to enjoy a variety of our emotions though and that little fact is all just part of us being human. 

When I hear an old favorite heartbreak song it sends a feeling of both warmth and sadness through me. I love the emotion this music brings me. So grab a tissue because we are going to take a peek at a few of my favorite sad songs. If you are looking for a song that will have the tears tugging at your eyes then perhaps one of these will do.

George Jones: He Stopped Loving Her Today

Feeling sad is just one of our many emotional responses. It is a natural emotion, a simple aspect of being human, and you …

Motivational Tips for a More Positive Lifestyle

We say things to ourselves that we would never consider saying to someone else. You can't do it. You are fat. You are so stupid. When was the last time that you caught yourself doing it? 

It is highly unlikely that you would criticize a friend, relative, or work associate the way that you do yourself so stop it.Well it is time to stop the negative messages that you are delivering to yourself. It is time to love yourself just a little bit more than you currently do.

If you have been raised in a negative atmosphere or been subjected to a lot of negative feedback then you will have to learn to dismiss those lessons and replace them with a more positive one. An optimistic attitude does not always come naturally and it may be a skill that you need to learn. The first step in becoming a more positive person is in eliminating the negative pessimistic energy that is currently in your life and replacing it with a more optimistic motivational atmosphere.

It can seem difficult at first but try …

Laughter Yoga

Laughter yoga is an exercise therapy where the health benefits of laughter are intertwined with the healing powers of yoga deep breathing exercises. 

Using the concept that laughter is physical in nature and the fact that the body is not able to recognize a difference between real or simulated laughter, yoga laughter programs attempt to utilize the combined health benefits of these two well acknowledged therapies.

Generally conducted in a group setting participants attempt to initiate laughter by staring at one another while participating in mood setting activities such as petting, yoga deep breathing exercises, and other relaxing laughter inducing activities. 

They perform the process of a forced laughter ritual which in many of the participants stimulates genuine laughter. It is believed that all of the participants will each acquire the full health benefits of the exercise.

Pranayama is the term used to describe yoga breathing exercises. Prana means life force or breath whi…

Does Time Heal all Wounds?

It can be difficult to imagine the day the hurt will finally go away but time truly is an amazing healer.

Generally the more positive experiences we have that come between us and a tragic event in our lives then the closer we come to healing from the traumatic emotions experienced. 

The passing of time dims the memory to steal the hurt away. This ability of distance to diminish hurts could be because the new memories that we acquire are able to slowly and steadily become clearer within our mind than our older memories.

It could also be that our older memories no longer seem as relevant to our lives as our newer experiences are and so the older recollections fade in importance. Whatever the reasoning is it is very reassuring to know that for the majority of individuals time really is able to heal the emotional pain.

Healing will definitely be easier and take less time for those individuals with a strong sense of optimism and a healthy outlook on life and the future. Those individuals havin…

Shake Off the Stress - We Don't Need That Nasty Old Stuff

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