Inside Scoop: The Trick to Happiness

The trick to being happy is knowing how to manage unhappiness.I see all the blog posts, the lists of the ten things happy people do everyday, the five things happy people do before they wake up, the seventy secrets to happiness. I don't even bother looking at them. I already do all the stuff they say. It doesn't matter....more

Nothingness and Happiness Continues

Yesterday my post was about how my answer to the nature of nothingness is happiness....more

What is the Nature of Nothingness? Happiness, of course.

On occasion I find myself in the midst of spiritual conversation. Sometimes this conversation can manifest itself as a spirited debate about the nature of nothingness or if this whole entire world is in fact just an illusion....more

May All Beings in All the Worlds Be Happy

About 3 weeks ago I was browsing Facebook. I have my doubts about the merits of Facebook, as when I spend too much time flipping through post upon post I feel my brain turn to mush and my productivity draining out of me, yet I do believe, when used responsibly, it can be a force for good. And here is the proof....more

Chasing The Good Life

Attaining the good life... can it be boiled down into a formula?  Many say it is the intersection of 4 things: Health, Wealth, Love and Happiness....more

Finding Strength

Perspective.Curiosity.Love of learning.Appreciation of beauty and excellence.Hope.Love.Honesty.Those are my signature strengths. I love using signature strengths as a way to access flow throughout the day. My strengths are something I can rely on when I face challenges or setbacks. They help me know when I’m aligned with my purpose. I feel happier when I’m tapping into my signature strengths....more

It's FIXING the little things in life that matters

For weeks, I stared at the seed packets on my kitchen counter and thought: Yeah, I should plant those before any hope of a Fall garden is gone. But did I? No, not for awhile longer yet....more

What I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self: Tips for Happiness, Overcoming Anxiety, and Tackling Life Head-On

Life goes by in an instant. One day, you're 18 and off to your freshman year of college, and the next you're nearing 30.Recently, I've found myself looking back at my life so far. Nostalgic? Perhaps. But I've been thinking more about what I've learned so far in my short life, more than I have been reminiscing....more

Define Your Life’s Meaning by Being Yourself

Call it a midlife crisis or finding myself or just a turning point. But at 40 I’m starting to finally figure out I’m okay to just be me. And I kinda like who I am.I’m finally learning – or maybe just admitting – that it’s just fine to be what I want and not what others expect. That if someone is disappointed in me, in the things I say or do, that’s a reflection of who they are, not of who I am. I do not have to live up to others’ expectations of me but only to the expectations I set for myself. I am allowed to determine what it means to be ME, to define my own life....more

30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself