45 Ways to Celebrate My Birthday

Blooging and Novel Writing month is over.  Whew!  I survived!  Now I get to celebrate my 45th birthday.  Here's my plan.1. Wake up early to have peace and quiet.2. Blog and write freely.3. Check my birthday wishes on Facebook.  About four friends so far.4. Research my free gifts from businesses.  I got something from Sephora. 5. Check DVR for shows I can relax and watch.6. Read Harry Potter.  I read 2 chapters in 30 minutes last night....more

10 ways to Cheer Up

How do you share some cheer with the world? How do you send a little happiness to the people around you? My world has been very crazy and depressing, frustrating and chaotic. I made the decision tonight that I wanted to try and push the fog that has been lingering around me and my co-workers for the last few weeks. So, I have been brainstorming some ideas to spread a little joy and happiness around. ...more

The Altar of Success

I want to yell out as loudly as I can that raising children is definitely not a default chore for women who were not successful in the world of business, power and wealth.To all people, raised in a Western  capitalist society:...more

To The Manor Retired

sunfeathers "life is full of possibilities"...more

Iris On Happiness

Eulalia Benejam Cobb (Lali)Blog:  MyGreenVermont.comWebsite:  www.LaliGallery.com...more

The Happiness Project: Verdict, a gift you can give yourself

It is a moment many of us can relate to in Gretchen Rubin's life, when, while staring out the 'rain splattered' window of a city bus, she had the sudden realization,...more

The Myth of Prioritizing: It Doesn't Make Us Happy, It Helps Us Get Through

I’m sure you’ve heard it before: Pick the things that are most important, and let the rest go. Forget about the cleaning, or the homemade food, or the Pinterest crafts. Focus on what’s important. The implication is that prioritizing will make you happy. By ignoring the baskets of unfolded laundry and reading stories to your toddler, you will feel better. Except it’s a myth. ...more
jodykrasner Aww - so glad I could make you feel better!more

Breath In, Breath Out

 Alphie and Asa helpi...more

Part Beauty and Part Discomfort

 "If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine if there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it.; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry." -Dalai Lama Recently someone said to me that he realized he does not have a right to not be uncomfortable....more