Suck the life out of every day. Leave no opportunity undone. Do things you are afraid to try. Just touch the whale spit!
Every November my Facebook feed is filled with people providing a daily update on the things they are most thankful for – friends, family, their pet, sunny days, whatever it is that they are feeling grateful for on that specific day. I love gratitude practice, it both focuses you on what’s important, like healthy, happy kids,
This week I celebrated another birthday, or “breath day,” as my step-dad affectionately calls it. We always thought that was weird. “Happy Breath Day!” he’d say, and we’d roll our eyes and giggle, thinking that he was just being silly. And it isn’t just birthdays, each note, email, and Christmas card is always closed with
As you all know, it’s that time of year again. The gyms are packed, shopping carts are filled with healthy food, and there’s lots of talk of New Year’s resolutions. Ahhh New Year’s Resolutions. That thing I never followed through with. EVER. Things are a little different for me this year. The only resolution I
I was out on this beautiful fall Sunday taking a rare walk with my husband and daughter when, thinking aloud, I said, “I have no idea what to blog about this week.” My husband, only half joking, replied, “Write about how much you hate your life and how everything sucks.” And so, in the absence
Do you ever feel that push to be perfect? That inner voice that says, “If it’s not worth doing right, it’s not worth doing at all.” I do. I hear it repeatedly in my head at work, at home, everywhere – I have all my life. It was my father’s mantra and it’s psychologically wired
We all have our “moments of doubt and pain.” I have found that music can lift my spirits like nothing else — enough to make it through the day, and sometimes the week, until the crisis passes or higher authorities are summoned. Even if you feel as though “no pill’s gonna cure my ill,” I’m
Lately I’ve been noticing signs that the people of the world are craving more happiness, more inner peace and more kindness. It feels like there’s been a shift somehow, like the masses are just fed up with negativity & divisiveness and want things to be different. Here are four signs that, in my opinion, demonstrate this
I promise not to let my happiness grow or dissipate by external things. I will hold myself accountable when I say “I’m happy BECAUSE I have THIS” or “I’m happy BECAUSE I accomplished THAT.” I promise myself and my kids that together we will learn that happiness doesn’t come from things turning out the way we want, or the things we get to have, it comes from us.
A growing body of research suggests that you can either have a happy life or an interesting life, but that you can’t have both. In other words, the choices you make in life may lead to interesting and enriching experiences that you are glad to have, but these choices typically entail frustration and challenges (having