Category Archives: Happiness


I Know You’re Wondering… What is the Secret to a Happy Life? [video]

Here's the question I get asked all the time: "What is the secret to a happy life?"

I only have a couple of minutes to give you the answer in […]



Have You Committed to Your 2015 New Year’s Resolutions Yet?

So it's mid September and I bet you think it's a bit early to be talking about your New Year's resolutions but hear me out for a minute.  Do you […]



Back to School – Grown Up Style

Back to School Grown Up Style

This is the time of year when children head back to school and prepare for a long stretch of learning and growing.  But what about adults; so many of us […]



Has Gratitude Become Too Trendy?

Has Gratitude Become Too Trendy?

In the self-help or motivational world, gratitude has become (or maybe it always was) a big buzzword.  Memes galore spout the benefits of a grateful existence.  I often post inspirational […]



Writing for my Well-Being

Writing for my Well-Being

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to participate in a blog hop.  It sounded like a great way to connect with some other writers and to share my […]



Are You Ready for Some Peak Experiences?

Are You Ready for some Peak Experiences?

Pure Joy and Elation
When I was getting my psychology degree I learned about Abraham Mazlow’s concept of peak experiences. Mazlow described peak experiences as transcendent moments of pure joy […]



Step Out of Overwhelm and Into Happiness

Step out of Overwhelm and Into Happiness: Stress Relief for Women

Step out of overwhelm by walking away from stress even if just for a while.
I've yet to meet a woman either personally or professionally who isn't hard on herself […]



Losing Weight Won’t Make You Happier: Here’s Why

Losing Weight Won't Make You Happier: Here's Why

She is 17 and she walks into my office with a depressed look on her face. She says, "this is going to be a bad summer for me." I ask […]



Getting Up and Finding Happiness 100% of the Time

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Finding Happiness Within
Recently I posted a meme on Facebook that said, "On particularly rough days when I'm sure I can't possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my […]



Facing Fears and Finding Joy

Finding Joy and Facing Fears

What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be an author. Books were my joy, my escape, my adventure, and my friend when things got […]