happiness habits

5 Surprisingly Small Habits Research Shows Will Make You Happier

There are many ways to increase the 40% of your happiness that’s under your control. My research has shown that some methods involve quite a bit of time every day, and some methods don’t. I’m concentrating on the ones that … r

how to be motivated

How to be Motivated (almost) all the time using 1 Simple Habit

You’ve probably experienced this before: You wake up in the morning and you’re just not feeling it. It’s not that you are particularly tired, or had a drink too many last night. The day ahead just doesn’t seem very exciting. … r

7 Ways to be a Positive Person

Want seven easy fixes to become a positive person? Few people are willing to go on a spiritual journey to become a positive person because at times it seems like a tremendous amount of work. Inspired by Jim Carrey who spent years … r

5 Quick Steps to Change Any Behavior

As a zoologist by training, I developed the Emotional Mastery techniques found in my new book Change from Within from studying wild animals. Out of this research, and the main way this work differs from other self-help philosophies, is that … r

The Power of Forgiveness: How to Forgive (and Ask for Forgiveness) to Regain Inner Peace

Accumulating research supports what spiritual teachers from nearly all traditions have long taught: forgiveness heals. It improves our mood and optimism, brings inner peace, and helps us recover from challenges of all kinds. Even medical doctors are endorsing that forgiveness … r

How Exercise Can Boost your Mental Health

In an age where pharmaceutical drugs dominate television advertisements (the average US television viewer sees nine pharmaceutical ads per day (C. Lee Ventola, 2011)), it’s not surprising that the overwhelming majority of the population are looking for quick fixes to often … r