happiness

‘The Bachelor’ Makes Me So Very Happy To Be Single

In pretty much every way, I’m the target audience for The Bachelor. I’m a single woman in my thirties who lives in a city with a job and a healthy TV habit. I have zero romantic prospects, and own a cat. Yet, until this season’s premiere, I had never seen The Bachelor. I already know that… More »


Dater X: Abridged

Happiness! A novel concept. More »


Check Your Vibes: 11 Ways To Make Tough Decisions

Ugh, decisions. Some big choices are simple even though they come with high stakes, because somehow you just know exactly what move is right for you. You might even feel like you’ve known the right answer all your life. If you’ve ever had that experience, it just makes the tough decisions that much more frustrating,… More »


Check Your Vibes: How To Have The Perfect Weekend Getaway

I’m all about periodic quality weekend escapes (and I think everyone should be!), but there is a distinct art to them — getting out of town is only half the battle. Leaving your home base brings no guarantee you’ll feel any calmer or more refreshed than you do when you’re caught up in the rat… More »


Check Your Vibes: 25 Ways To Calm Down Right This Second

First, take a chill pill. More »


Check Your Vibes: 10 Ways To Prioritize Yourself In A Needy World

All day long, women receive both spoken and unspoken signals prompting us to give up some or all of our own comfort for the happiness of others, because apparently, not doing so would be plain selfish. If our friends, partner, boss, or random acquaintance from knitting club is feeling a little needy, our job, we’re… More »


Check Your Vibes: 10 Reasons You Feel Busier Than You Actually Are

We all have the same number of hours in a day, so why is it so easy to feel like we’re more overscheduled and stressed than anyone else we know? Can we never escape the endless cycle that is “being busy”? It can seem like no matter how many things we accomplish or how “caught… More »


Check Your Vibes: 9 Ways To Ace The Most Soul-Crushing Season Of The Year

Look, not to be a huge Debbie Downer or anything, but this season is the hardest of the year for a lot of the planet. Yes, the empty, frigid days of January and February are more brutal than October (if you live in a cold climate), but the hard part about this season is that… More »


Check Your Vibes: 8 Ways To Make Friends Like A Grown-Up

Remember when you were in middle school and your new future BFF sort of just appeared next to you in your third period science class, and you were suddenly joined at the hip for the next five years without even realizing what was happening? Weren’t those days easy? Once we’re older and out in the… More »


Check Your Vibes: Is Being Loyal Ever A Bad Thing?

I was on the phone with my mom the other day, pondering aloud whether switching dentists was a regrettable thing to do, when I mentioned that in a way, I’d feel a bit guilty about making the change. After all, when you trust someone enough to get up in your business and clean your teeth… More »


Let’s Get Miserable: 5 Fall Non-Fiction Books About The Other Side Of Happiness

Think positively.  Say affirmations.  Be still in the moment. Journal!!!!
We are told to find gratitude when we feel deficient. To pray for serenity when anxious thoughts get the best of us.  To chase our wildest dreams. If we want a Jacuzzi, we are told to make a vision board with pictures of said… More »


Check Your Vibes: 10 Things I’ve Learned About Grief To Help Get You Through

 

A little over a year ago, my dad died very unexpectedly, something I’ve written about a lot on this site. As time has gone on, the nature of my grief has evolved (it still is), and I feel that so much has changed since that day in August since I first receivedMore »


Check Your Vibes: 38 Things To Stop Stressing Over

Take a chill pill, girl. More »


Check Your Vibes: 8 Ways To Get Through A Mild Identity Crisis

 

For the past few weeks, I’ve been feeling a bit … antsy, as if I woke up one morning and my skin didn’t fit right. Something feels off in my life, and while I have lots of ideas of small internal conflicts or things that just aren’t working, none of them are… More »


Check Your Vibes: 10 Reasons To Embrace Uncertainty

Spiders and dark rooms suck and all, but the most bone-chilling things in life are usually those we can’t see at all. The biggest culprit? Not knowing what’s going to happen next. People hate uncertainty, and how could we not? If we aren’t completely sure how to plan for the future, how can we possibly… More »


Rihanna At Carnival Is The Embodiment Of Human Joy

Also, she looks so goddamn good. More »


Check Your Vibes: How To Be Alone (And Love It!)

Someone once told me that on a subconscious level, our biggest fears do double duty as our most secret desires. I’m not sure whether that’s true (most things I fear are too terrible to imagine any positives coming from them), but it would make perfect sense in certain contexts of my life — especially when… More »


Check Your Vibes: 17 Ways To Feel Like A Kid Again (Without Bailing On Your Grown-Up Life)

 

When it comes to reconnecting with one’s inner child, there tend to be two narratives: “grow the hell up and get on with life like the rest of us” or some deep-end manic pixie nightmare that encourages intelligent adults to quit their jobs to go dance in the rain because YOLO or… More »


Kanye West Loves Ice Cream, Gets His Own Theme Week At Ice Cream Parlor

Kanye West loves many things including, his wife Kim Kardashian, his baby North West, himself and ice cream. He loves ice cream so much that he smiles around it — a rarity! See above, in which walking down the street with his wife holding a cone of ice cream is enough to make himself smile… More »


A Study Shows That More Sexy Sex Doesn’t Necessarily Make Couples Happier

Take that, smug marrieds. More »


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