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Be Happy Now-Simple Ways to Quickly Lift Your Spirits

A Universal Life

Singer-songwriter Pharell Williams, whose infectious hit song, “Happy,” has spread joy worldwide, seems to know the secret to happiness.  More than 1,500 people from 140-plus countries have posted their own happy video spinoffs at, inspired by his daylong music video featuring Los Angeles residents from all walks of life dancing and lip-syncing to the tune.

Can happiness really be just a finger snap away?  It depends on our unit of measurement–a moment versus a lifetime.  Research by such authorities as Psychologist Martin Seligman, Ph.D., director of the University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center, suggests that several basic ingredients are keys to long-term happiness, including a sense of purpose, engaging activities, quality relationships and achievable goals.  Ultimately, happiness is a subjective state, gauged only by personal perception.

Still, there are quick, simple things we can do to shift our mood into a higher gear, according to Jonathan Robinson, author of

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8 Things You Can Do to Practice Self-Acceptance


According to my yoga teacher, ?Whatever you practice, you get good at. If your habit is to compare, judge, and criticize yourself, then you?ll get better and better at it. You?ll strengthen your habit.?
What are you practicing? What are the scripts you repeat to…
8 Things You Can Do to Practice Self-Acceptance

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