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September 14, 2012

10 Signs You Are Truly Happy.

How do we know when we’re happy?

Is it because we smile more easily, laugh more easily? Is it that we feel more relaxed and at ease? We could debate about what will and won’t make us happy, but that’s for another day.

If you want to take your happiness “temperature,” here are 10 indicators that things are going well:


Bonus: There’s something better than happiness.

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Jillian Feb 22, 2016 4:07pm

According to this list, I should be depressed. So, not entirely trustworthy then.

sonam Jan 9, 2014 12:09am

while i love and appreciate the spirit in which you wrote, i sometimes can't help but wonder why the world is so obsessed with having to being "happy? or to the idea of only happiness? it seems to me not any different than clinging to an idea which apparently is not realistic because life is not only about happiness? truth as we see everyday, is that life is everything, highs and lows, happiness and sadness, ….and as i gather my little thoughts on that , remembering what a wise elder once said… that there is beauty in everything….when we learn to accept life as it is…..with every high there is a low,but somehow we only like the happy parts and try to hold on to it. life is not only about happiness and while pain is difficult, it is also very much part of life..and if touched deeply, can humble us….we can't really manipulate our life, by choosing only to be happy.
i don't mean to sound like a prude, but frankly i'm not a supporter of "how to be happy", to me it just sounds like a makeup company selling a cream "how to be young" in two weeks!.., not realistic at all.

Edith Apr 8, 2013 7:08pm

I guess I am happy after all. Sometimes its good to see "on Paper". It's all been in me this entire time. Thank you for the reminder.

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Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is a wellness cheerleader, yogini storyteller, and self-care maven.
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