Cross Post: The Happiness Theory

“I define happiness for myself. I make my own happiness today and experience joy in living in my own unique way.” -Rokelle Lerner So what role does happiness play in living a connected life? As I mentioned before, the overall goal in my own life is to have “joy,” but not in opposition to happiness. My argument is that we need both....more
I really agree with you and it's good for me to hear. Thanks, Michelle. Blessings, Barbaramore




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

Little Raft of Happiness

This morning we made pancakes. It wasn't really morning, it was one of those days where the morning stretches into the afternoon. We slept in, cuddling and having long meaningful conversations with the cats while they purred. Then we sipped espresso and listened to the rain....more

Thoughts on three easy steps to make each day 'yournewfavoriteday.'

“People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. ~ But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.” ~ Thomas S. Szasz...more

Message to My Children

Our family is going through a lot of changes these days. Especially with me being sick and with life being so unpredictable, I was inspired to write a list of lessons I have learned over the years that I would like to impart to them.Dear Kids,Things I have learned (often the hard way) and things I want you to know:...more
@DesiValentine4 Desi, I don't know how I missed your comment! That is a big one, anger. ...more

Tips for happiness at work!

I was inspired this morning by Gretchen Rubin’s article, 24 Tips for Being Happy At Work. My ultimate life goal is to enjoy all of life as much as I can, living and loving every moment. For me to achieve this goal, I practice loving work. My career is a significant part of my life, and it’s truly part of my love if I choose to let it be.Any and all of us can get bogged down even at jobs we love, and loving work takes an active approach....more
I'm usually very dismissive of lists like these, but you've included some genuinely helpful, ...more