How happy are you?

I am on a maternity leave, away from the regular classes I teach, but oh am I ever busy?! True, I am busy but quite happy. Are you happy? What does bring you happiness? Let’s take a deep breath and reflect on that, shall we?The concept of happiness has attracted a great number of writers, philosophers and great thinkers for over centuries. There seem to be some connection between happiness and satisfaction. But happiness is one of those concepts that I believe quite relative. What can make me happy may provide you with other emotions. The opposite can of course be true as well....more

Ten Ways to Get to Happy

 When asked "What is the number one wish you have for your life?" the most common reply is "to be happy".  We all want happiness for ourselves, as well as for our loved ones, but what exactly does that really mean and how do we get it?  Will more money make us happier?  Will more friends make us happier?  Will we be happier when the economy gets better?  ...more

One of THOSE days

Yesterday was one of those days. No, not one of those days... you know, the kind that start off badly and get worse and worse as the day progresses (now don't tell me you haven't had a few of those days!). ...more

Knowing Yourself

 Some people seemed to know themselves from a very early age.  I've always envied that.  In high school, they strutted down the hallways with their head held high with such an aura of high self-esteem.  Was this a charade or did they really feel that self-confidence?  Who knows, but I do think that, as we age, we develop a greater sense of self.   Knowing who we are, liking who we are, is a huge step toward happiness.  ...more

This Whole Working Mothers Are Happier Thing

Last week, one of my favorite bloggers wrote a post for babble, basically kicking anderson cooper in the teeth for reopening a debate it seems that women have worked tirelessly to get beyond ... Who works harder? Working mothers or stay at home mothers? and Dr. Drew (who i usually have a lot of love for) also had a show that also addressed the question of stay at home vs working mothering. ...more
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Choose Happiness

It is important to pause and think every once in a while. Think about what we want, why we want it and how to achieve it. I am devoting this week to reconsider my life, find my centre and think about the changes I need to make in order to feel good. This is my life and I choose to make it a happy and fulfilled life. Firstly, there are several things that I want to eliminate in my life, things that drag me down and paint everything in dark shades: ...more

Do I smell gratitude?

I did something tonight that shows just how much my life has changed since moving to Windsor. Brace yourself, as it's rather shocking. I made cookies. "That's it?!" you say incredulously? Well, my friend, to me this batch of cookies is a perfect representation of everything I love about my life these days, namely: ...more

HOPE CHEST and CREATING HAPPINESS FOR MYSELF IN THE NEW YEAR

http://www.crustybeef.blogspot.com HOPE CHEST BlogHer.com http://www.blogher.com/strap-2012-your-happiness-seatbelt-dr-aymee "You are educated when you have the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or self-confidence." ~Robert Frost~...more

Queen of My Own Life - Practice Royal Decisions

I think we spend a lot of our time beating up ourselves for the way we look, how we act and whether or not we are worthy of...well, worthy of anything. I am no exception. I want to practice the art of positive thinking.I want to remind myself daily that I am worthy. I want to think of myself as beautiful, interesting and have lots to offer the world....more

Queen of My Own Life - Fun Royal Decisions

I was tired of living for everyone else. I wanted my own dreams to come true. So I set out on a quest to find it. Over a year ago, I read the book "Queen of Your Own Life" by Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff. When I finshed, my life was changed forever. Through this next year, I'll be sharing lots of great things here with you and on my own website, Today's Working Woman.II'll be sharing a lot of what I learn from Queen Kathy and Queen Cindy....more