Why Joy Can’t Be Found In Controlling The Outcome And What You Can Do Instead
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Before you judge me, let me just say… smart girls need stupid tv, too! In fact there’s wisdom hidden in them thar hills, so stay with me.... This past week was the finale of yet another season of the love train wreck (a.k.a. The Bachelorette). I tuned in with millions of others to watch as Desiree was devastated by the loss … Continue reading

Celebrate The F‑Word...
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When I think of July 4th, one word comes to mind… Freedom. The Declaration of Independence essentially established that to be independent from England was vital to a flourishing future. In turn, I believe the key to your happiness in all things is… “to be independent from.” In fact the biggest lesson of my life was learning that I could be happy, independent of … Continue reading

Your 14 Day Comedy Challenge
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One of my absolute favorite things to do in life – every day – is have a good laugh. Whether it’s something I hear or see in the media, something a friend says, something silly I do, or simply wondering what my dog is thinking (he’s genius by the way), I have developed a keen sense of humor. I used to think that having a sense of humor … Continue reading

How Going Back In Time Can Make You Happier Right Now
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Some of my fondest memories are my time in Greece where I lived much of my early childhood. All these years later I can see the influence it had on me; the art I enjoy, the outdoors I crave and even the afternoon Mediterranean nap schedule I fought off as I child that I now relish. Like many children I was a finicky eater. But when it came to … Continue reading

A Simple Way to Be Happy That Doesn’t Involve A Resolution.
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  I am so excited about this article! There is a tradition among some that I’ve recently been introduced to... It’s simple, doesn’t involve a resolution and effortlessly builds happiness! All you need is an empty jar, keepsake box, or, heck…even a zip lock baggy will do in a pinch. Also, you’ll need a pen and paper. I’ll wait while you get them. Do you have … Continue reading