Happiness Isn't Always The Goal

I recently read an article written by a mom who was dealing with the myriad emotions that sprang up as she moved through the process of taking her only child to college in a distant state.  She spoke of anxiety, sadness, and even panic, and her point was this: “Feelings are important, but they are not always reliable operating instructions.” …

[ > Keep reading ]


Read more articles like this one in: Health, Practicing Happiness

Say Cheese: 15 Fascinating Facts About Smiling

Ken recently contacted me to share an article he thought my Happiness audience would also enjoy — on Smiles.  Of course!  Ken’s audience is nurses (www.nursingschools.net), so he’s really grounded his research in the medical world — proving that smiles are GOOD FOR YOU! ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Everyone loves the quote “laughter is the best medicine,” and as a nurse, you have …

[ > Keep reading ]


Read more articles like this one in: Happiness Tips, Health, Practicing Happiness

No Excuses

I’ve been whining to my marketing mastermind group about how I can’t find the time to get all my assignments completed.  I’m not the only one.  And then Thomas sent us all a link to this video.  OK, that’s a WHOLE different perspective. If you SAY it’s important, don’t make excuses.

[ > Keep reading ]


Read more articles like this one in: About Happiness, Health, Practicing Happiness

Are You Caught In An Emotional Web?

Do you ever feel like you’re “stuck” in a situation or mindset? When you get stuck it is often because you are off balance in one of the five domains in which you exist as a human being: Intellectual, Emotional, Physical, Spiritual, or Interpersonal. Intellectual – Human beings are the only species on the planet that can Time Travel. How …

[ > Keep reading ]


Read more articles like this one in: Health, Practicing Happiness

Practice Does Not Mean Perfect

I practice yoga. I have to continually remind myself of that notion.  I PRACTICE yoga.  I continually strive to be better at it.  But sometimes, I forget about the “Practice” part, and I try too hard to be Perfect…which is how I’ve ended up with two yoga injuries six months apart. How can something that is GOOD for me turn …

[ > Keep reading ]


Read more articles like this one in: Health, Practicing Happiness

Do you get "typical results" from your life?

As part of my Marketing homework, I’ve been studying online sales sites – you know, those really long web pages that tell you everything possible about a product or service, with a Buy Now button at the bottom of the page. A feature common to most such sites is Testimonials, usually from people who achieved to-die-for results: I made a …

[ > Keep reading ]


Read more articles like this one in: About Happiness, Health, Practicing Happiness

39 Rules for a Good Life

I received this in email at the beginning of the year &  loved it.  But I was overwhelmed with other stuff at the time, so I set it aside.  Pulled out the article today and I STILL love it (unable to find an author attribution).  It’s called Handbook 2010, but it’s more like Rules for a Good Life. HANDBOOK 2010 …

[ > Keep reading ]


Read more articles like this one in: About Happiness, Everyday Happiness, Happiness Tips, Health

Happiness is Accepting Life as it comes

My mother turned 75 last month.  She’s in pretty good health for an old lady who raised eight kids and has 19 grandchildren.  My dad passed away 23 years ago, and Mom turned out to be quite the survivor — she went to work for Kelly Girls as a permatemp for many years, finished raising my younger siblings, and has …

[ > Keep reading ]


Read more articles like this one in: About Happiness, Happiness, Health, Relationships