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These are essential for a healthy and happy life.
Humans need close connections to be healthy, no matter the form they take: friendship, marriage, or family.
Meditation improves your quality of life and boosts your immune system.
Research showed that meditation decreases anger and improves sleep, even among prison inmates.
People with strong faith release control of their struggles and worries to a higher power, which helps to relieve anxiety and stress.
Religious groups also offer a
Contribution is an essential part of living a life that is happy, healthy, and meaningful.
Too often we spend our lives consuming the world around us instead of creating i...
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The level of happiness is part of our genetic makeup - we have a set level and cannot rise above or fall below it.
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People will always be happy when they see their children prosper when they feel loved, secure, and well-fed.
But, this formula for happiness is so obvious that most people dismiss it. They would rather look for a secret ingredient. The answer is that there is no secret.
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Eat well. Move often. Go easy on the vices. Take care of your mind and body, and your spirit will require less heavy lifting.
You find it in moments of action and novelty, connection and capability. When you create, learn, experience and share.
It's the thrill and happiness that requires no reward, no validation to receive.
This is your inner calm.
You can find it in nature, but you also nurture it yourself: by tidying up, taking care of your mind and your heart, saying thank you, forgiving others, accepting what has passed and who you are, staying genuinely true to yourself and aligning with your moral standards.
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