happiness

Ten Skills for a Happy Life

You might believe that happiness is a matter of luck. Nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is that happiness or total well-being is mostly a matter of hard work. Thus, you can develop skills for a happy…

Why Do People Cry Tears of Joy?

Crying is usually associated with feelings of loss, sadness, disappointment, or melancholy. Tears help us express grief, frustration, or anguish… negative emotions in general. However, there are also situations in which we cry out of happiness – this can be…

The Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)

The Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS) continues to be the most popular instrument for measuring happiness levels. Psychologists Ed Diener, Robert A. Emmons, Randy J. Larsen, and Sharon Griffin created it in the 80s. Experts single it out as one…

ACT Concepts and Clinical Strategies

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) belongs to a category called “third-generation therapies“. These therapies are a departure from conventional psychological treatments because they put more emphasis on certain aspects of mental health. In ACT, things such as acceptance, mindfulness, cognitive…

Are You Happy with Your Life?

You may already know that there’s no such thing as complete happiness. Instead, happiness is a path you consciously take. (The path we’re about to discuss here today). Being happy with your life means you enjoy yourself most of the…

Why Can’t I be Happy for Others?

It’s normal to be envious, indifferent, or even to really dislike that others are doing fine. However, sometimes you might find it hard to feel happy about other’s happiness and this could mean there’s an underlying issue. Most of the…