As life gets busier due to career, family, and other demands, friendships may seem inessential. However, good friendships are crucial to one’s well-being because they offer a wealth of benefits—from reducing stress to lowering blood pressure.
If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. – Roald Dahl
Work hard, become successful, then you’ll be happy. At least, that’s what many of us were taught by our parents, teachers and peers. The idea that we must pursue success in order to experience happiness is enshrined in the United States’ most treasured institutions (the Declaration of Independence), beliefs (the American dream), and stories (Rocky and Cinderella).
Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case.
Self-esteem means knowing you are the dream. – Rumi
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. – Martin Luther King Jr.
It took me a while to realise that I didn’t really need my mobile which I was carrying with me all the time as if it was an extension of me. So it’s been about five years now that I haven’t had a mobile phone and there has not been once that I wished I owned one.
Never argue with someone who believes their own lies.
Do you struggle trying to fall asleep? Do you feel you don’t get enough sleep and you feel sleepy during the day? You are not alone. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has found that one in three American adults have symptoms of insomnia.
Be the type of person that no matter where you go or where you are, you always add value to the lives of those around you.
Hello Dr. G. My wife recently left me. She told me that she wanted to find her path. She believes that she is an empath and she wants to become a holistic healer. I told her that she could do whatever she wanted but she feels I am a hinderance to her plan.
“Hey sweetheart, why don’t you sit on my lap?” the grizzled veteran taunted, his war hat pinned with jangling medals. Most women would have laughed it off, or joked back, or ignored him.
Don’t let this silly world trick you into starving your soul for material things. Cause someday you’re gonna be sitting out under the sun and realize how little you actually need to be truly happy.
Americans say thanks a lot, but other cultures may have a deeper understanding of gratitude. If you’re trying to become happier, you’ve probably heard the advice to practice gratitude. “Gratitude is literally one of the few things that can measurably change people’s lives,” writes pioneering researcher Robert Emmons in his book Thanks!
Hi Dr. G. I read your advice to others regularly. Thank you. I have been a member of the Love Expands dating service for a short few weeks now. I have been divorced for almost 8 years.
Identifying toxic work relationships can be difficult for a couple of reasons. First, because you spend so much time with your coworkers, you may become immune to bad behaviors. Like the proverbial frog in the cooking pot who fails to notice the increasing heat, you may have simply acclimated and accepted certain behaviors as inevitable.
Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once.