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How do we get to #1?

Contributed by Denise Daub

The U.S. Ranks 13th In Happiness. Here’s How We Get To No. 1.

by  – Editor at The Huffington Post

If you’re happy and you know it, the United Nations knows why.

Ahead of the International Day of Happiness on March 20, the U.N. just published its 2016 World Happiness Report, complete with insights into how the most cheerful countries got that way.

Of the 157 countries listed in the report, the U.S. ranks 13th — with a score of 7.104 on a 10-point scale. By comparison, the happiest country, Denmark, scored a 7.526, and the least happy country, Burundi, scored a 2.905.

That means Americans are not exactly unhappy, but there’s room for improvement. Here’s what the 12 happier countries are doing that we can do, too.

Read more…http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/world-happiness-2016-us-ranking_us_56ec0daae4b084c6722002b1?utm_hp_ref=healthy-living

Misconceptions about Mental Illness

Contributed by Denise Daub

Here’s Proof Mental Illness Is Not Someone’s Fault

by Lindsay Holmes – Healthy Living Editor, The Huffington Post

You wouldn’t tell someone with cancer to just “get over” their illness, so why aren’t people with mental health disorders afforded the same courtesy?

A common plague of mental health stigma is the idea that the disorders are a fallacy that’s “all in a person’s head.” In reality, mental illness is far from a person’s control, and only 25 percent of people with a mental illness feel like others are understanding or compassionate about their condition, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Thankfully, emerging research is starting to shatter the longtime misconception that mental illness is the sufferer’s own fault. Below are several scientific studies that suggest mental illnesses are a biological, physical condition.

Read more..http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mental-illness-not-your-fault_us_56e83525e4b065e2e3d75afa?utm_hp_ref=healthy-living

Find Your Happy Place

Contributed by Denise Daub

by Ari Adams

For many, a new year brings about a host of happy and hopeful thoughts and feelings. We set these lofty resolutions and feel so much more refreshed and ready to take over the world. Unfortunately, however, this time of year can also be pretty overwhelming for some as we carry over hang ups and disappointments from the previous year, or even the failed attempt at those lofty goals we set just a few weeks prior.

While I’ve tended to identify with the latter group most years, I was blessed this past holiday with the ultimate miracle that will forever change my outlook on life, love, faith, opportunity, and fulfilling my destiny. As the saying goes, there’s no better time than the present to break this cycle and bring about a change in your life and outlook.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ari-adams/10-ways-to-find-your-happy-place_b_9111424.html?utm_hp_ref=healthy-living

Take Your Life Back

26 Ways To Take Your Life Back When You’re Broken

pensivewomanThere’s an old, outdated assumption that time heals all wounds. But I believe this to be untrue. In the words of Dr. Phil, “Time doesn’t change us. It’s what we do with that time that changes us.” We are all more than capable of taking control back into our own hands when life knocks us down. It’s just a matter of doing so deliberately. Of making changes that will move us forward. Of finding a way to progress with purpose, rather than simply letting life knock us around into whoever we will become next. When you’re feeling lost and disheartened with life, here are 26 simple methods of taking your power back.

Read more: http://thoughtcatalog.com/heidi-priebe/2015/11/26-ways-to-take-your-life-back-when-youre-broken/

Time for Wellness

Contributed by Denise Daub

On Making Time for Wellness by 

yogagirl_transp“Health and wellness” is something we all want at some level. But when push comes to shove, it’s easy to prioritize everything else over it-work, social time, “down time” in front of the TV or browsing the Internet. The intention is good, but something gets in the way of acting on it.

Of course, in order to actually reap the benefits of our intended health, we need to turn those intentions into actions.

Here’s how to prioritize wellness in your daily life:

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/melissa-stephenson/on-making-time-for-wellne_b_8398660.html?ir=Healthy%20Living?ncid=newsltushpmg00000003

Are you happy?

Contributed by Denise Daub

5 Signs You’re Not Happy With Your Life (And What You Can Do About It)
by Kimanzi Constable

The idea of living your dream life or a “happy life” will seem ridiculous to some. I was one of those people for 12 years. I lived my life paycheck to paycheck and in constant survival mode. I didn’t think about hopes, dreams, or a happy life. It took some incredibly difficult circumstances to wake me up.

It doesn’t have to take a tragedy or an extreme circumstance for you to admit what you want for your life. Each of us has different goals and dreams that will make us happy, but what we all desire is freedom. We long to live life on our terms and spend our time on the things that are important to us. Here are five signs you’re not living a life that makes you happy and gives you freedom.

Read more..http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kimanzi-constable/5-signs-youre-not-happy-with-your-life-and-what-you-can-do-about-it_b_8166980.html?ir=Healthy%20Living?ncid=newsltushpmg00000003