July Happiness Project: Grace

Grace is one of those terms that I think we use often, and yet the true meaning of which is varied. When I decided what each month's project would be I chose Grace and reading something somewhere that Grace is an extension of Gratitude. That when one is truly grateful it is simple to give... Continue Reading →

Mindfulness Vs Mindlessness Consumption

When we think of mindfulness I think there is often this image that comes to mind of a Buddhist Monk meditating and reaching some higher sense of awareness. And as Aubrey Marcus says in Own the Day, Own Your Life "meditation is an extension of mindfulness," mindfulness comes in many other forms. There is a strong... Continue Reading →

June Happiness Project

I'm a little late getting started on June's happiness project, which is ironic because the focus this month is on Mindfulness. This month I want to focus on the present and being aware and enjoying the moment. When I worked in the mental health field, I led a therapy group, in which we focused whole... Continue Reading →

How are we speaking to our kids?

During a dinner conversation with my dad a few years ago, he asked me what I wanted for our girls as they grow up; what characteristics I would want them to personify? He then told me to write them all down, and consciously work to ensure the girls develop these qualities and attributes.  I have... Continue Reading →

Expectations Vs. Reality

I have been struggling with this month's happiness project. When I chose this months project, parenting, I envisioned reading some books, listening to podcasts, and experiencing a total family transformation. I pictured asking my girls to clean their rooms and them skipping away while singing the clean up song. I pictured them happily eating vegetables... Continue Reading →

MISSRepresentation

While searching for different media which I could use to improve my parenting skills, I stumbled across a documentary on Netflix, MissRepresentation. This incredible documentary focuses specifically how the media influences women in our society. Throughout the documentary, countless examples are given about how women are portrayed through media and the effects this has on their... Continue Reading →

Happiness Project: Motherhood May

It's a new month, which means a new topic for May, and this month its parenting. Anyone with children knows that parenting is a full-time, 24/7 job, and as a stay at home mom, this is even more true because parenting is my only job. When my husband and I decided I would stay home... Continue Reading →

Finding Opportunities to Focus Intention

I find myself having difficulty writing about my areas of focus this month, because there isn’t generally a tangible way to measure them. In January, as I focused on decluttering and organizing, it was very obvious whether a drawer looked like a disaster. February and March were similar as both could be measured with numerical... Continue Reading →

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