Happiness Tips


6 Proven Ways to Find Peace After a Breakup

These tips for finding inner peace after a breakup are better than anything research or science can prove, because they’re from actual people who found peace after losing someone they loved. These tips are inspired by a reader who said these very important words to her husband. He was cheating on her, and she needed to find a way to […]

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How to Adjust to Being Alone

Sometimes the worst part of loss is learning how to be alone. After you’ve been part of a couple for years – or even decades – it can feel impossible to learn how to live as a single woman. In How to Emotionally Detach From Someone You Care About a reader commented on a tip that she found very helpful. […]


What Introverts Need to Know About Going On Mission Trips

Going on a missions trip can change your life and perspective. But, mission trips can be exhausting for introverted people! Here are the most important things introverts need to know about going on a missions trip, inspired by my volunteer work in Haiti. I recently spent a week with Mission Possible, serving on a medical missions trip. We also helped […]

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How to Help Someone With Depression

You may feel helpless and lost when a spouse, friend, or family member is depressed. These suggestions for helping someone with depression include practical tips and emotional support. Reading books like Shades of Blue: Writers on Depression, Suicide, and Feeling Blue will increase your understanding of what depression is. One of the best ways to be helpful to someone who is […]


How to Stay Positive When You’re Sick

These ways to stay positive when you’re sick are inspired by the Parable of the Hospital Window. If you’re coping with a chronic illness such as colitis, cancer, Crohn’s, or celiac disease, you’ll find inspiration and hope here! I’m dealing with a nasty case of ulcerative colitis right now, and my bunion is acting up. Being sick – like getting […]

How to Stay Positive When Sick

How to Forgive Yourself

How to Forgive Yourself

To make peace with yourself and live a joyful life, you need to learn how to forgive yourself. These steps towards forgiving yourself are inspired by a counseling session I recently observed (I’m a counselor in training). In Forgiveness: How to Make Peace With Your Past and Get on With Your Life, Sidney B. Simon and Suzanne Simon offer practical exercises […]


4 Ways to Stop Hating Your Life

My tips on how to stop hating your life are based on the reasons I used to hate my life. It hasn’t been easy – it was a long road from “I hate my life” to “I love my life.” I hated my life because I didn’t any control, I was constantly told what to do and when to do it, […]

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How to Recover From Being Hurt in an Online Relationship

These tips are inspired by a reader who was lied to and hurt in two online relationships. Recovering from the pain of betrayal by someone you met online isn’t easy, but it’s possible if you learn how to focus your thoughts. Healing is about recognizing how worthwhile, lovable, and valuable you are. You deserve better – you deserve to be […]