Friends add a wonderful dimension to our lives: they help us celebrate the good times, and they help us make it through the tough times. Having a strong, supportive social network has been associated with lower levels of stress, increased longevity, and greater levels of happiness. Learn more about the value of social support, and find resources for developing a stronger friendship network
We usually think of play time as just for children. However, having a regular activity that you do just for fun is part of staying happy as an adult, too. It's also a great stress reliever. Find out more about the link between play, stress relief, and happiness, and see resources to help you get more fun in your life.
Journaling is a very effective stress management technique that provides other health advantages as well. Here's some brief information on choosing the right journal for your 'journey', with additional resources on journaling.
The role of children in your life can impact your happiness and stress level-for better or worse. Learn more about how kid stress can negatively impact your happiness, and how children can also enhance the level of happiness you experience in your life, and find resources for managing stress and dealing with special needs, infertility, and more.
Does your home interior soothe or stress you? Interestingly, a cluttered environment can cost you in energy, time and even money, whereas a clean, organized home can soothe you and provide a haven from stress, backdrop for fun with friends and family, and a place to feel safe and at peace. Learn more about creating a haven in your home.
Do you know your neighbors? Knowing your neighbors and being a good neighbor brings several benefits, and is worth the effort. Learn more about how and why being a good neighbor can bring stress relief and peace of mind, and find ways to bring increased neighborhood solidarity and a sense of pride in where you live.
Are you as happy as you'd like to be? Helping others is a great way to help yourself, by bringing more meaning, increased self esteem and stronger relationships to your life. Learn more about how helping others can increase your happiness level and reduce stress in your life.
Going to a family gathering when there's unresolved conflict, whether from months ago or years ago, can be stressful. Should you let bygones be bygones, or rehash the past? Here's how to relieve some of the stress that comes from unresolved conflict and family gatherings.
Money can't buy happiness, but the lack of money, and the stress that comes with it, can chase away happiness. Read more about how money stress and happiness are connected, and find resources for help.
"Mom always did like you best!" Sound familiar? If you feel strained in your relationship with your family because your parents favor another sibling, or another siblings family, you may be surprised to find that youre not alone. Learn how to handle sibling rivalry as an adult, and enjoy your family gatherings much more from now on. Here's how.
Spices can be a secret weapon for health. Learn how to use spices for healthy eating, especially when you're stressed!
How can Twitter help with stress relief? Learn more about Twitter and stress relief, and how to use this tool to your advantage.
Family relationships provide a certain link to your past and future that you can't get elsewhere. Whether you have a close or conflicted relationship with family, it can help to have better communication and undetstand the dynamics you all play, so you can reap the benefits of close family relationships if at all possible. Learn more about family relationships and happiness here.
Love and happiness are both important to have in your life. And not only is love an important part of happiness, it can be a key stress reliever as well. Learn more about the link between stress, love and happiness, and find resources to find more love and happiness in your life!
It's never too late to learn something new. And it turns out that continuing to lern and grow into adulthood is not only a way to stay happy, it's also a good stress reliever. Learn more about adult education, happiness and stress relief, and find resources for growth.
Work stress is extremely prevalent in today's society, and can impact happiness levels, health, and other important aspects of your life. Learn more about the link between work stress and happiness, and find resources to have a healthier, happier life.
Whether or not you incorporate your goals, values and spirituality into your overall lifestyle can impact your stress level and personal happiness. Find how how, and aquire resources for change.
Maintaining your health is an important component to personal happiness. Unfortunately, stress can impact health as well as happiness. Learn how, and find resources for increased happiness and health.
The way you feel about yourself, your self esteem, impacts your happiness level, and also can make life more or less stressful for you. Learn how and why, and find resources to develop a stronger sense of self esteem for stress relief and a stronger level of personal happiness.