Category Archives: Happiness


The Five Year Review

Don’t wait to be happy, fulfilled, and joyful.

Five years ago this month, I completed a life coach training program and I started my own business.  It seems like the perfect time to do a review of the […]



Running Guilt Commentary

People often ask me what kind of issues or topics I work on with my clients. Although we cover the gamut from relationships to work and everything in between, there […]



Looking for Passion in all the Wrong Places

As a life coach and a mom of three budding adults, I hear and use the word passion quite a bit. “Find your passion in life and you will be happy.”

As a life coach and a mom of three budding adults, I hear and use the word passion quite a bit. “Find your passion in life and you will be […]



Getting Unconscious – Is It Worth It?

If you ask me what my greatest skill is, it’s avoidance or getting unconscious or sticking my head in the sand. I’m a star at it. I developed the skill as a young girl when I didn’t like what was going on in my world.

If you ask me what my greatest skill is, it’s avoidance or getting unconscious or sticking my head in the sand. I’m a star at it. I developed the skill […]



10 Ways to Take Up Space in Your Busy Life

If you are feeling squeezed out of your own life, here are some micro-habits to get you started on a path of intentionally taking up space and reclaiming your life.

Please enjoy this guest post by Paula Grieco.
If you don’t choose how you spend your time, someone else will spend it for you. -Author Unknown
I was chatting with […]



A Bad Year or My Best Birthday Yet?

Life can be lived dreading the bad stuff OR grateful for the ride, both smooth and bumpy.

Yesterday was my 54th birthday.  2016 started out as an interesting, and somewhat challenging, year for me.  I had a miserable case of pneumonia, my car was totaled, my dog […]



Complaining – It’s Bad For Your Brain

I don’t need a scientific study to tell me that complaining makes me a miserable person. I’ve run my own personal study by both trying it on my own and hanging out with others who have also tried it.

Recently, I came across Jessica Stillman's article titled "Complaining is Terrible for You, According to Science." Honestly, I didn’t need a scientific study to tell me that complaining makes me […]



3 Things To Do Differently To Be A Lot Happier

For many years I was a pretty cranky person and then I realized that I could be choosing happiness most of the time. Here are three things I changed:

Frequently, I’m asked why I’m so happy and advice for how I got here. I wasn’t always this happy. In fact, for many years I was a pretty cranky person. […]



Your January Assignment

By January 10th, you've given up on your resolution. Millions of people are annoyed and frustrated with themselves before the first month of the new year is over.

Every January 1st, millions of people (I haven’t verified this number, but it certainly seems accurate.) make New Year’s resolutions. By January 10th, (Also not verified, but you know I’m […]



So That’s Where All The Good People Are!

I started to look for positive, happy, and kind people to friend and distanced myself from those who were not very enjoyable to be around.

For years, I watched the ten o'clock news. Afterwards, I would get into bed quite sure that the world was filled with terrible people. I saw nasty people everywhere. There […]