How to Be Happy (Expert Advice and Ideas)

My mom said, “It’s your job in life to make yourself happy.”

With this in mind, I’ve begun a collection of articles about THE ART AND SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS, that give advice and research about things we can do to make ourselves happy.

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MANTRAS FOR CONFIDENCE, SINCE CONFIDENCE ENHANCES HAPPINESS
http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-14171/20-mantras-to-help-you-feel-confident.html

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FLOURISH (Brain Pickings, April 2011)
Flourish: The Father of Positive Psychology Redefines Well-Being

http://www.brainpickings.org/2011/04/05/martin-seligman-flourish/

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GRATITUDE EXERCISE AND FOCUS ON WHAT WENT RIGHT AND WHY (Brain Pickings, February 2014)
A Simple Exercise to Increase Well-Being and Lower Depression from Martin Seligman, Founding Father of Positive Psychology

http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/02/18/martin-seligman-gratitude-visit-three-blessings/

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7 Essential Books on the Art and Science of Happiness (Brain Pickings, January 2011)
http://www.brainpickings.org/2011/01/25/must-read-books-happiness/

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Do Good Things and Take Care of Yourself and Others (June 2015)
The Secret Of Happiness Revealed By Harvard Study
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/george-bradt/the-secret-of-happiness-r_b_7450384.html

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WRITING THINGS DOWN
This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better (Time.com, June 2015) 
http://time.com/3914538/notebook-writing-life-better/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+time%2Fideas+%28TIME+Ideas%29&utm_content=Google+UK

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PROVEN ACTIVITIES
Happy Thoughts: Here are the things proven to make you happier (Barking Up the Wrong Tree, blog, August 2012)
http://www.bakadesuyo.com/2012/08/here-are-the-things-that-are-proven-to-make-y/

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COLORING BOOKS FOR ADULTS
For Adults, Coloring Invites Creativity And Brings Comfort
http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2015/06/11/413603343/for-adults-coloring-invites-creativity-and-brings-comfort?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=storiesfromnpr

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QUOTES

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Happiness is not the absence of problems; it’s the ability to deal with them.
Steve Mariboli

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Related Posts and Links

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LISTEN UP: WORDS OF WISDOM, QUOTES OF NOTE, GOOD ADVICE
https://smartthinkingfromsmartpeople.wordpress.com/2015/05/24/listen-up-words-of-wisdom-quotes-of-note-good-advice/

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Sing Books with Emily, the Blog
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/

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Laughter is the Best Medicine (Pinterest Board)
https://www.pinterest.com/singbooksemily/funny-laughter-is-the-best-medicine/

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Music is Good for Your Brain and Your Body (Pinterest Board)
https://www.pinterest.com/singbooksemily/music-good-for-body-brain-society/