Happiness has a lot of meanings, and is, in essence, a sense of well-being and an appreciation for life itself, with all of its ups and downs.
Simple practices of things like mindfulness and gratitude positively affect our health and well-being.
In life, there is inevitably suffering, and nothing insulates us from this; no amount of money, success, fame, or accomplishment. But it’s possible to cultivate and develop a sense of well-being, joy, deep happiness, even amidst the difficulties of life. Modern neuroscience confirms that we can learn to steady our attention and systematically quiet our minds which will allow us to feel that we have a sense of purpose and meaning and that we’re happy.