What Does it Take To Be Happy?

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Happiness is such a loaded emotion. Some days I wake up feeling happy. Others, not so much. Especially in this so-called midlife, when so many things around me are in flux. But since it feels so much better to feel happy than to feel unhappy - not to mention the health-enhancing effects of happiness -  throughout "those" days when I am inexplicably cranky, moody or just plain unhappy, I try to remind myself of a few things: This is not permanent. Happiness can, and does, fluctuate. Force a smile, even if you don't feel smiling.  A study bears this out. Smiling may actually influence our … Click to Continue Reading