Happiness


The Powerful Benefits of the Best Types of Incense

Many people use incense in prayer, worship, and healing. Burning good incense can have surprisingly powerful benefits for your mind and spirit! Heres how different types of incense – frankincense, white sage, myrrh – can reduce stress and calm anxiety. An important thing to remember is that burning low-quality incense can be harmful to your […]

The Powerful Benefits of the Best Types of Incense

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How to be Happy When You Can’t Have Kids

Here’s the truth: there aren’t any quick tips or easy fixes for happiness in a childless life. But, my ideas on how to be happy when you can’t have kids may help you see things in a new light – especially if you haven’t chosen a childfree life. Let’s start with one of my favorite […]


How to Cope When You Want Your Old Life Back

How do you cope when your new life has begun, yet all you want is your old life back? These ideas for starting over will help you see your new life differently, and perhaps even help you stop wanting to go back in time. Earlier today, I wrote an article called When You’re Forced to […]

How to Cope When You Want Your Old Life Back

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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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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How to Stay Positive When Sick

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. […]


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 […]

How to Forgive Yourself