Happiness

Mental health
Emotional and Mental Health

Why We Should Make Our Mental Health a Top Priority

Everyone—everyone—is having a hard time during the pandemic. Let’s take that as permission to focus on what nurtures our emotional well-being.

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Positive Living

How to Have a Positive Relationship with Money

Whether you have enough or are facing financial hardship, new research offers insights about protecting your overall happiness.

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Positive Living

5 Fun and Easy Activities You Can Do at Your Window this Winter

Take a break from your screen and look out your window to enjoy the beauty of God’s world.

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Emotional warmth in winter
Positive Living

The Importance of Warmth—And Staying Connected

Research shows a link between feelings of loneliness and physical cold. Here’s why, as well as four ways to bring more warmth—physically and emotionally—into your life.

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Stories of Hope

Watch Guideposts’ Top Videos of 2020

Prayer tips, personal stories and inspirational messages were popular amongst our readers throughout the year.

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Caregiver Stress

Restoring Peace and Happiness to Your Holidays Despite Covid Challenges

It’s easier to navigate the season when you lower expectations and understand your own needs.

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Overcoming negativity bias
Positive Living

How to Overcome the ‘Negativity Bias’

You’re not stuck in a half-empty glass if you recognize and work with your most challenging impulses.

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Colors that boost your mood
Positive Living

How to Boost Your Mood with Color

As the pandemic wears on, make your home a more comforting nest this winter with these simple strategies.

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What makes you happy?
Emotional and Mental Health

What Is Happiness to You?

Research suggests that true happiness is not about just one thing.

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Get real and be happy
Life Advice

How Being a Realist Can Make You Happy

Researchers have found that realism is the approach that brings the most lasting, long-term happiness.

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