BONUS: an exercise to feel good

Charles Bukowski - German-American poet, novelist, and short story writer

If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.

Diane Von Furstenberg - Belgian fashion designer

You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.

Robert Holder - Director of The Happiness Project and Success Intelligence

Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.

Martin Elias Pete Seligman - American psychologist, educator, and author of self-help books. Seligman is a strong promoter within the scientific community of his theories of positive psychology and of well-being

When we take time to notice the things that go right - it means we're getting a lot of little rewards throughout the day.

Sonja Lyubomirsky - American professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of the bestseller The How of Happiness

...The more a person is inclined to gratitude, the less likely he or she is to be depressed, anxious, lonely, envious, or neurotic.

Gregg Krech - Executive Director of the ToDo Institute, a Naikan education and retreat center near Middlebury, Vermont

To live a life of gratitude is to open our eyes to the countless ways in which we are supported by the world around us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, abolitionist and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.