Subjective Well-Being According to Positive Psychology

By Sarah Stevenson, The Tini Yogini Are you interested in a life filled with purpose, contentment, good mental and physical health? If you answered yes, then you have come to the right place. Positive psychology aims to increase well-being through recurrent positive affect, scarce negative affect, and cognitive appraisals like life satisfaction (Moore & Diener,… Continue reading Subjective Well-Being According to Positive Psychology

Striving For True Happiness

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By Sarah Stevenson, The Tini Yogini Happiness is “an emotion of joy, gladness, satisfaction, and wellbeing” (American Psychological Association, n.d.). Six basic emotions are universal within cultures, including happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, and disgust (Barrett et al., 2016). All secondary or complex emotions such as shame, pride, guilt, relief, boredom, and amazement stem from… Continue reading Striving For True Happiness

5 Theories Why Gluten Intolerance is Skyrocketing

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By Sarah Stevenson, The Tini Yogini Is it just us, or is everyone gluten-free these days? We’ll bet you know a few people in your circle that are on this popular diet, or perhaps you’ve nixed gluten yourself. Either way, from gluten-free bread to gluten-free shampoo, it seems as if gluten-free is the way to… Continue reading 5 Theories Why Gluten Intolerance is Skyrocketing

Money Won’t Make You Happy, But These 12 Traits Will

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By Sarah Stevenson, The Tini Yogini While science suggests that half of our happiness is dependent on our genetic make-up, we can determine the other half. Times have changed quite a bit in half a century. We make far more money than our ancestors did, but according to research, we aren’t any happier. It often… Continue reading Money Won’t Make You Happy, But These 12 Traits Will

12 Ways to Get Your Mojo Back

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By Sarah Stevenson, The Tini Yogini Life is guaranteed to knock us all down a time or two. What’s important is that we get back up. Research suggests that in order to bounce back, we need perseverance. It doesn’t come naturally for everyone, but it can be learned. Recovering from a breakup, job loss or… Continue reading 12 Ways to Get Your Mojo Back

There’s Magic in Your Smile

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By Sarah Stevenson (The Tini Yogini) “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” -Thich Nhat Hanh It’s a rough morning. First, my alarm doesn’t go off. Then I’m late getting my son to school, because another driver decides to roll into me.… Continue reading There’s Magic in Your Smile