How to Find Happiness in More Than One Place.

Years ago, when  I was imagining my future and deciding what I wanted to be when I grew up, I believed I had two options as a woman: I could either be a stay at home mom, or be a career woman. I thought I needed to find happiness in just one of these categories. I didn’t think there was anything in between, and I didn’t think there was anything else. From what I saw of the adult women who influenced me growing up, these were my only two options for being happy. And I decided on the second choice: I was going to be focused on my career....more

5 Tips to Start Cultivating Self Love

The most powerful thing we can do in life is to choose to love ourselves. To be our own best friend and make no hesitation to live a life we love. When we know who we really are, we can start to design our dream life and no goal seems unattainable. While it does take some digging and dedication to find this innermost place, my hope is that these five steps will make it easier to get there. The most important thing is that you commit to the end goal even when roadblocks occur. It is not easy to dig past years of limiting beliefs, deep ingrained fears, and feelings of unworthiness....more

The Good Side of a "Bad" Haircut

About a month ago, I made the mistake of bringing pictures of two celebrities with very cropped pixies to my hairdresser.  Actually, I take that back.  I made two mistakes.  The first was holding up a celebrity photo as my end goal and the second was the cut itself.  Three, actually.  My hairdresser, who I am still learning to trust after my longtime lady left, was in a dark mood.  I am still trying to figure out which was the worst....more

How happy are you really?

As mentioned before, when I have a bad day I sometimes play a little game with myself called, "When Mom was my age." For example: When my Mom was my age she had a 16-year-old son and a 13-year-old daughter....more

The Science of Happy Relationships

The secret to a happy marriage isn't really a secret. Scientists have spent decades studying every aspect of intimate relationships, and we now know a lot about what makes the difference between long-term bliss or ultimate divorce. ...more
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A Change Will Do You Good

If you had told me a year ago that I would spend my morning filling out paperwork to change my major to marketing, I would have laughed at you and then gone back to working on a chemistry assignment. But life is a funny thing....more

What Makes Your Soul Happy?

I was feeling a bit run down the other day, and I saw I had saved this quote on one of my Pinterest boards....more
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Who Shall I Be Today? How About--Me? Oh No!

Did you know that studies show that self-acceptance is one of the most important keys to happiness? Did you know that most of us do not accept ourselves as we are? ...more

Why My Wedding Day Was Not the Happiest Day of My Life

 “Happiness has little to do with what is going on around you, and a lot to do with what is going on inside you.” - Alan Cohen   ...more
I wouldn't describe my wedding day as the happiest day of my life, although I was happy that ...more