Category Archives for Happiness

What on earth is my purpose

What On Earth Is My Purpose?

Ever wondered that? Women especially tend to ponder the question (or as my friends say about me, obsess!). Men, not so much. Men are after all simpler beings. Don’t throw tomatoes at me for that sentiment! That’s from pretty much all therapists’ theories about the differences in makeup between men and women. But as women […]

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A One-Day Whirlwind Trip (2)

A One-Day Whirlwind Trip

Graduation season is behind us.Thank God!No, no, I didn’t mean that. Of course I didn’t. Well, only kinda, maybe.I don’t know about you, but I received many invitations to graduations this spring/summer. Almost all were fairly close in proximity. Easy to get to.Gifts were delivered but my butt didn’t reach those seats. I’d pretty much […]

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how to live in the present moment

8 Ways to be Present in the Moment even if Life Sucks

Okay, so life isn’t all roses. We know that, right? Some days a sack of coal just gets dumped on your doorstep.And yep, we have to deal with it.Of course we all know that the most effective way to deal with whatever we’re experiencing is to stay present, stay in the now. Because that’s what […]

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relationship red flags

How I Love to Ignore The Red Flags: My Latest Romance

Because, well, I’m good at it!My friends will tell you my love life has brought them countless hours of amusement.And it’s nothing I try to do—honest!But trouble tends to follow me in romance. Or, I follow it. And the process is always, well, interesting.As a male friend from college is fond of asking, when I […]

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Fear of failure

Stop Holding Yourself Back

​Don’t we live in a world where success is just everything? All the motivational gurus, all the self-help books, all the talk shows and etc., etc. — all are espousing success and how to get there.And God knows, I’m not advocating for failure. Although it can sure teach us a lot.But so often what I […]

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33 Ways to Be Happy With Your Life Right Now

33 Ways to Be Happy With Your Life Right Now

Doesn’t that picture just make you smile? And doesn’t smiling make you happy? When I’m happy, I’m more creative and what a great way to start writing.I have had the most amazing few months. My world has changed. My energy levels have skyrocketed. Ah, how wonderful life is.Don’t you love when that happens?Is it magic? […]

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Have You Checked In To See If You Are Happy?

That sounds like an odd question, no?  I mean, you know if you’re happy or not. Why would you need to check to see if you were? Do you ever have those times when your emotions just seem to slump, and you sort of look up and go, what happened?  What’s making me unhappy?  And […]

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This Is Free And It Will Make You Happy

We’ve all heard forever that money can’t buy happiness, no?  And that the things that truly make us happy are free.  Oh, a new car of pair of shoes or puppy may make us happy.  Especially the puppy 🙂 For a time. But have you ever noticed that sort of happiness begins to wane fairly […]

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7 Surefire Ways To Murder Your Happiness

Man, have I ever excelled at this!  I was once the World Champion.  Not so much anymore, although I still have my moments. Have you ever woken up one day and wondered, why am I sad?  And not been able to put your finger exactly on the reason, the source of your unhappiness? I’m not […]

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7 Things Your Love Wants To Know About You

Love. That elusive beast.  We all rejoice when we feel its surge.  And fight it when it wanes. Of course, women at least want to believe that rush of loving feelings will remain—forever.  In the happily-ever-after vein.  Prince Charming will always be that hero galloping in on a white steed (with which of course Freud […]

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