15 Super Easy Ways To Stay Happy Every Day

“Happiness for any reason, is just another form of misery”When I first read that statement, I confess it baffled me. Then I realized: as long as we make our happiness dependent on someone or something else, it’s always at risk of being taken away.Sustainable happiness comes from the small things we do every day, the little actions, the way we think, how we feel minute to minute.  It’s manageable and available as a choice....more

Change Your Habits, Change Your Life

Do you think you could improve your life just by changing your habits? The good news is you can!In the Harry Potter series, Hogwarts school Headmaster Dumbledore counsels Harry,  "It is our choices Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."  I love this quote, and used it as my screen saver for a number of years. It seems like great advice. But what if it isn't our choices that make us who we are, but our habits?...more

10 Negative Social Speaking Habits That Turn People Off

Even the best of ideas won’t be able to take you to the path of success if people are not willing to listen to you. The skill of speaking effectively in front of a crowd or with some individual can be mastered. In business world, just the presentation and conversation is enough to get desired results. Do not expect public attention, because you will need to earn it. Body language also matters, so make sure to wear comfortable clothes while addressing a crowd. ...more

Foundations of Good Habits: Start Where You Are

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What My Kids Said When I Asked If They Think We Are a Happy Family

 The other day, I asked my children a Very Important Question."Do you think we have a happy family?"(Insert holding breath.)After several interminable seconds, my offspring--one teen daughter and one tween daughter--got back to me. Actually, they looked at me incredulously.Then they both said, "Of course. Why would you even ask?"Well.That's a relief....more
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My Non Healthy Habits I’m Okay With

Happy Friday!An update on my squat and plank challenge, still going strong! I have been trying to do 200 squats a day instead of 150 most days. Luckily my co worker is game so we can chat during it. As far as squats I have some room for improvement. I occasionally experience wrist pain so I try to stick to forearm plank when I can. My favorite is side plank for sure. Oh as for the wrist pain.. it may have something to do with breaking my arm/wrist 4 times. Story for another day....more

My Marriage is Doomed and Other Lessons from Author Gretchen Rubin’s Talk

Photo credit: Amy Pinard PhotographyI have realized a problem with my marriage. Yep. While seeing one of my favorite authors, Gretchen Rubin, speak the other night, I learned a possible reason for why my husband and I drive each other crazy in certain cases....more

How 5 Minutes a Day can be Life Changing

HOW 5 MINUTES A DAY CAN BE LIFE CHANGINGMarch 3, 2015Edit Decluttering my house has been a new routine that started...more

Morning Routine

Tuesday, January 27, 2015Tell us about your morning routine. What is one thing you want to change?...more