Category: Choose To Be Happy

  • What It Means To Choose Happiness

    Steps Toward Happiness If you want a brighter outlook and better days, sometimes the most powerful thing you can do is make the choice for happiness. Everyone needs different elements in their lives to find true and lasting happiness, but the steps below are a great start for you to explore the small, easy steps […]

  • Are You Being Held Back By Negative Thinking?

    How negative thinking changes the brain The path to understanding why positive thinking matters so much starts with grasping just how negative thinking affects you – in particular, how it can change your brain. This is a great breakdown from an expert in the field, Rick Hanson, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist and founder of the Wellspring […]

  • Start Your Journey Today

    Within each one of us there lies a “healing system” capable of fighting off disease, combating infection and bringing us greater energy, vitality and well-being. In any medical text we can read about the “digestive system”, the “circulatory system” or the “nervous system”, but nowhere can we find a chapter on the “healing system”. Yet […]

  • Defeat Stress Before It Becomes Depression

    If you’re someone who has struggled with stress or anxiety, then you understand what a physical experience it can become. Stress can affect our bodies in so many ways, but it can have an equally strong effect on our minds. Especially long term issues with stress, which for some people can turn into lasting depression. […]

  • How Balance Can Improve Your Health

    We talk a lot about ways to improve your health, but just as important to staying healthy is staying well. What’s the difference? They are two sides of the same coin, but the idea of wellness is a holistic one – to be well you incorporate the health of your mind, body, and spirit equally. […]

  • Be Happy Now

    Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert has spent more than a decade detailing – through scientific research – just how poor we are at predicting which future events will make us happy. The practical wisdom we can extract from such research: be happy now. Whatever it is you think will one day make you happy is likely […]

  • Women and Stress

    Could stress be impacting your daily life? We all go through periods of stress, but did you know that when you’re stressed out, your body releases hormones like cortisol that can have an impact on nearly every aspect of your health? Let’s take a look at how stress works inside your body, and why it […]

  • Welcome!

    Neil F. Neimark, M.D., Board Certified Family Physician and Fellow of The American Institute of Stress, teaches, “Stress is not your enemy, it is your teacher.” When you take a moment to learn from your stress rather than react to it, you begin the process of self-reflection and personal growth, so necessary to living a […]

  • Happiness Is A Moral Obligation

    Happiness Is A Moral Obligation

    No one says it better than my favorite talk show host, mentor and N.Y. Times bestselling author Dennis Prager, when he says that happy people make the world better and unhappy people make it worse. After years of writing and speaking on the subject of happiness, including his remarkable book, Happiness Is A Serious Issue, […]

  • Is Happiness Genetic?

    Is Happiness Genetic?

    In almost every way, each and every one of us is unique and unrepeatable. That’s true when it comes to happiness as well. Everyone is different. We each come with a different “set-point” for happiness. In fact, a good measure of happiness is genetic. By most experts’ opinions, including Sonya Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., author of The […]