When God Talks Back

Tweet There was once a time when I was obsessively concerned about the health of someone dear to me. I really couldn’t do anything about it, but I tried. When I wasn’t trying I was worrying. (We all know that’s a pretty useless activity.)  All this worrying had affected my happiness – and that upset […]

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Set Yourself Up for Success

Tweet Creating happiness is an inside job. For those of us who were not born with the smiley face imprinted on our foreheads, a little effort is required. A focus on creating more happiness in our lives begins with desire and intention. If you want happiness (or joy, or compassion, or serenity etc.) you can […]

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Death by Chocolate

Tweet Today it’s 888. It’s the 8th day of August in the year 2015 (2+1+5=8). It’s a year and one day after losing one of my dearest, most beloved friends. She was the brightest light in my life, and had been for most of the time I’d known her. She enchanted everyone she touched. When […]

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Work For Peace (and Against Violence)

Tweet   If you are like most people today you are fed up and angry about what is happening in the world. If you are like most of us, you are blaming one political leader or the next and spending your precious creative energy focusing on what’s wrong with the world. I know, I do […]

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It’s International Happiness Day – Here’s an Audio Gift for You

Tweet It’s March 20th and International Happiness Day. This day was created by the United Nations proclaiming the pursuit of happiness as a fundamental human goal – that social, economic and environmental well-being are indivisible and together they define gross global happiness. Very nice concept. I like it. Everyone deserves to pursue and practice happiness, […]

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Oh Happy Day!

Rainbow Day

Tweet What an exciting week we have coming up! On Thursday March 20th, it’s International Day of Happiness. Its goal is to bring happiness (and its pursuit) as a fundamental human right into awareness. When you think about it at the root of just about anything we want is the happiness that thing will bring […]

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Welcome to the Funk Zone

Tweet  It happens, you know. There are times when even a happiness coach is not happy. Happiness, like all emotions, is fleeting and so, to maintain it one must practice doing the things that create happy and positive emotions – often.  Most days, my focus, determination and devotion to my path allow me to experience […]

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Is Happy on Your List for the New Year?

Tweet  What’s the First Word of the Year? Yep, the very first sentence we say to each other at the very first moment of a New Year begins with “Happy”. The very first word we shout as the ball drops is “Happy!” Our very first wish for each other at the beginning of a new […]

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Go To The Beach In Your Mind… Or To The Mountains, The Forest Or The Rocks

Tweet Here’s a strange, but mostly unknown fact.  Your unconscious mind cannot distinguish the difference between something that is real or something vividly imagined. Take a moment and let that sink in.It’s really a useful thing to know. Only 5% of your mind is conscious to you – the other 95% is buried, much like […]

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Appreciation Audit

Tweet Building the “Positivity muscle” requires a little work.  In the very same way that you might build more stamina with sit-ups or build your biceps with weights you can strengthen your ability to notice and feel more positivity with the discipline of what I call the “Appreciation Audit”. Three to five times during the […]

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