happiness

The Power of the Duchenne Smile

Some say that the Duchenne smile is the most genuine smile. Its magic dazzles us and transmits positive emotions. Thus, out of all the expressions the human face can reflect, this is undoubtedly one of the most attractive and striking…

Suffering by Avoiding Suffering

It may seem incredible, but in recent decades there’s been a rise in a social mandate that forces us to be happy above everything else. Avoiding suffering has become the motto that many adhere to regardless of its implications. So much…

8 of Schopenhauer’s Rules to Being Happy

Schopenhauer’s rules to being happy arose from the German philosopher who was noted for his pessimism. His ideas revolved around the theory that happiness is no more than an artificial illusion. In fact, after the philosopher’s death, a manuscript was…

Why You Must Learn to Forgive and Move On

When someone hurts you, you’ve probably asked yourself “Why should I forgive them?” You’ve probably also understood that forgiving is not an easy task and you’ve maybe even confused forgiving with forgetting. The truth is that, when something or someone hurts…

Emotional Intelligence in Seniors

Recent studies show that, on average, senior citizens have a high emotional intelligence. They value their relationships and tend to them. Seniors know how to appreciate the present moment. They adjust their emotions to match what’s going on around them so that…

Pleasure and Purpose: The Ingredients to Happiness

Participating in activities that provide us with pleasure and purpose can increase our happiness. In fact, scientists agree that both pleasure and purpose are two fundamental ingredients to happiness.  But first we need to answer an important question: what is…

5 Ways to Find Happiness in Small Acts

It’s possible to find happiness in small acts. Who said that we can only find fulfillment in great events and achievements in life? Each day is valuable and each act has its own meaning. However mundane that act may be,…

5 Keys to Happiness at Work

No matter how much you love your job, it’s not uncommon for you to feel overwhelmed or drained once in a while. The commitments, responsibilities, and limitations it imposes on you can be stressful. Nevertheless, you can always achieve happiness…

The Rules of Ikigai

Japanese culture has influenced other cultures. Some Japanese teachings are now crossing into our borders. One of the most innovative ones is ikigai. This idea is relatively new, but it’s becoming very popular.

How Can a Stroke of Luck Ruin You?

Every month, there is a national lottery in Spain as well as many smaller games like BonoLoto, Euromillions, and La Primitiva. In exchange for a few euros, you get a chance to win millions. At the beginning and the end…

How to Find Happiness at Work

We spend most of our days working. Therefore, we should make being happy where we work a priority. If we aren’t happy at work, this unhappiness and dissatisfaction can begin to impact other areas of our life.

I Looked at My Inner Demons in the Eye

I looked at my inner demons in the eye and discovered what fear was. That paralyzing fear that comes from within and takes control so fiercely that gasping for air seems impossible. That state that makes you feel like your…