Wonder

I've taken a break from my normal reading of personal development books, to do a cross-country book club with a few of my girlfriends. We had been discussing a few of the books we have been reading, and I realized there wasn't a bit of fiction in the mix. Although I enjoy fiction, and getting... Continue Reading →

3 Degrees of Kindness

This month's focus has been kindness, specifically LovingKindness. Until recently, I wasn't even away of this word, LovingKindness. I was recently listening to a Tim Ferris Podcast featuring Sharon Salzberg, which discussed the practice of LovingKindness. Salzberg is a leader in meditation, and focuses on using meditation, to increase happiness. LovingKindness is a type of... Continue Reading →

The Happiness Advantage

There is often a misconception about what will truly make someone happy. "If I get a promotion I will be happy," "If I lose weight I will be happy." "If I am successful I will be happy." But what if this was all wrong; backwards. What if the key to being happy wasn't being successful,... Continue Reading →

It Will All Buff Out

"It will all buff out" is something my husband has said to me for as long as I can remember. Anytime I feel anxious or I'm facing a difficult problem or stressed, he tells me "It will all buff out." When he was in the Army, it literally became his team motto. Everyone would know... Continue Reading →

Sleep Tight

Earlier in the week I discussed the importance of a morning ritual and how this can set you up for a healthier, happier life; And as important as a morning routine is, an evening routine is just as important to set you up to feel refreshed and well-rested the following morning. As a parent, I... Continue Reading →

Rise and Grind

Have you ever thought about how you start your day? Not just, what time of day you need to wake up to get ready in time, to be out the door and where you need to be on time; But actually started your day with intention? Imagine if you started your day with clear purpose,... Continue Reading →

Discipline Equals Freedom

Since our vacation to Florida this summer, I have been on vacay mode; eating crap, drinking more than I should, thoroughly living my best unhealthy life. My "summer body" went out the window, along with some of my healthy habits, which is one of the reasons "Wellness" is the top priority of this months agenda.... Continue Reading →

Ice Ice Baby

What if the best part of waking up, wasn't actually Folgers in your cup? What if the best thing to do to kick start your day was actually a cold shower? I know, I know, but hear me out. Exposure to cold is increasing more and more in popularity due to it's wide array of... Continue Reading →

August Happiness Project: Wellness

During the month of July, I learned a great deal about myself; about giving grace and my short-comings. I learned that it is much easier to give grace in situations where I am comfortable and agreeable; yet when situations are outside of my comfort zone, or I don't agree with someone or something, it is... Continue Reading →

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