Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, affectionate, having concern for others, of taking care of others—all without the expectation of being praised or rewarded. Kindness is valued by most religions, with some defining it as “pure love.” Kindness affects all of us, both those who receive it and those who practice it. Science has shown that giving to others rather than focusing on ourselves brings a long-term sense of well-being, and researchers have found that kindness is the most important predictor of life satisfaction.

From the Heart: The Sanity of Fair Exchange

Something inside a human being wants to say “thank you” when a kindness is given.

Happiness Isn’t a Feeling—It’s a Skill That Can Be Learned

For most of my life, I clung to the belief that I wasn’t happy because I “just wasn’t wired that way.”

The Joy Audit: How to Have More Fun in 2020

Many of us treat joy like the good china, only warranted on special occasions. Even if we know it is within our reach, we may not see it is within our control.

How to Improve Your Psychological Well-Being

Your emotional health is key to a happy life

What Is Well-Being? Definition, Types, and Well-Being Skills

Want to grow your well-being? Here are the skills you need.

The Six Principles of Reiki

The real Reiki principles are at the very heart of the original Reiki teachings. They are given a lot of space on the memorial stone and it is suggested that they’re repeated every day. By doing so, you may find what I eventually found for myself: they are utterly helpful.