The Girlfriend Guide to Happy

International Day of Happiness

Happiness Day

Today is the United Nations’ International Day of Happiness. The occasion is being celebrated in different ways by different organizations. For example, UK-based charity Action For Happiness is asking people around the world to share a genuine vision of happiness by taking a picture of something they love and using the hashtag #happinessday. Here’s my #happinessday photo: Nothing fills my heart…Read More →

Challenge Completed: If I Can Cheer Up a Postal Worker, I Can Cheer Up Anyone


It literally took just 15 minutes out of my day to give her a proper thank you, but it’s a pretty good day when you can conquer the nearly-impossible challenge of cheering up a postal worker.
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Read These 5 Articles and Get Happier

Happiness Definition

Every month I scan about 200 articles and posts about happiness and gratitude. Here are the 5 most interesting and helpful posts I’ve come across recently…Read More →

Happy Valentine’s Day

Spread Love Everywhere You Go

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. – Mother Teresa…Read More →

Divided We Fall


The stuff I read in my social media feeds and on online comment boards is driving me crazy lately. Everything’s divisive—even Jay Leno’s Tonight Show departure sparked nasty controversy! What a difference we could make in the world if we stopped the divisive bickering and instead looked for common ground….Read More →

Live Fully, Love Fully

Live Fully & Love Fully

Live fully and love fully, for you never know what tomorrow holds. …Read More →

11 Tips For Instilling True Gratitude in Your Kids


Teaching our kids to say “thank you” is important, but truly instilling a sense of gratitude in them is another matter entirely. Here are 11 tips to help you start growing an attitude of gratitude in your own household….Read More →

3 Interactive Sites For Lasting Happiness

Happiness Level

There are loads of resources out there sharing tips and advice for finding lasting happiness. Here are three interactive sites that provide exercises and communities that can actually help you develop and maintain happiness practices….Read More →

Your Kids are Beautiful: 10 Tips for Better Holiday Photo Cards

The men in 2013

Want to create better holiday photo cards? My sister and I get together every year to check out each other’s crop of cards, and this year we’ve put together 10 tips and suggestions based on some of our personal pet peeves. …Read More →

I Heart My Happy Jar


One of my favorite ways to brighten up my day is to reach into my Happy Jar and remember something that put a smile on my face….Read More →

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