Just Breathe

I failed. This past month, with my happiness project, I failed in almost every way. I didn’t read everyday like I planned. I didn’t meditate, or take cold showers. I didn't eat healthy, at times I hardly at all. My topic this month was to embrace life, and love my fate; amor fati. I failed.... Continue Reading →

When Life Gives You Avocados

Working on a happiness project is easygoing when life is easy. It’s easy to focus on increasing happiness when there aren’t any major hurdles to tackle. It reminds me of Maslow’s Hierarchy if Needs, one does not pass from one level to the next until needs are met. You can’t focus on self-actualization if you... Continue Reading →

The Pillow Project

I was doing some shopping for my husband at Lowes Home Improvement store, when I saw the outdoor pillows were on sale. This time of year, is always such a smart time to buy outdoor living items, especially because here in new Mexico they can be used basically year round. When I got home and... Continue Reading →

Acts of Kindness

Over the last few weeks I have written about kindness, and done a lot of thinking about the positive attitude and optimism which accompany kindness. While getting ready this morning, I was searching for a podcast to listen to on kindness. I came across a podcast of a church I was introduced to when I... Continue Reading →

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 →

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