Category Archives: Happiness


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 […]



The Secret of Happiness is Surprisingly Easy

The Secret of Happiness is Surprisingly Easy

What is the one true secret of happiness? It's surprisingly easy and yet often difficult for most of us to achieve. The true secret of happiness is to find your passions and […]



The Happiness Hunt (part 2): The Internal Pursuit

The Happiness Hunt - How to be Happy

Last time, we discussed the external pursuit of joy and happiness.  This week lets talk about the more important path to happiness and that is our internal process that leads […]