Throughout history happiness has been a central and controversial topic, as it embraces our entire being that forever aspires to it in numerous and often contradictory ways. After a quarter century of relentless investigation, here is what I have to say about it.
You can make joy real for you by learning to shift your focus.
Happiness is something that so many people strive for each day and yet many times it eludes them. Often, they feel that happiness can be theirs if only their situations were different. Have you ever felt like that?
So often we get caught up in what I call the “if only’s”. If only my husband were nicer to me. If only I had a better job. If only the children were grown and out of the house. The list can go on and on.
Have you ever heard this quote? “There is a wonderful, mystical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life- happiness, freedom, and peace of mind- are always attained by giving them to someone else.” It’s so true, isn’t it? I don’t know who it was who first said those wise words […]
There is nothing more important to your happiness factor than taking proper care of your body. There is nothing better than a good night’s sleep to make you feel better. Well, maybe a perfect diet, proportioned in fat, carbohydrates, proteins andcalories. Oh, I almost forgot the benefit of a good exercise program will do wonders […]
Ever heard someone say, “…so-in-so is great, but I’m just not happy?” Or have you ever wondered why you just couldn’t seem to find happiness? Read on to learn how you can choose to be happy.
Worry is silent killer. Nothing is solved by worrying. Worrying about past is futile, worrying about future is folly. Just act in the present. Worry is the root cause of many physical and mental illnesses. Worry is a great waste of time and energy.
The search for happiness is universal, and yet it is hard to find. Perhaps we are looking in the wrong place.
When we grow up to be adults we are socialized to believe that exuberance should be contained and managed. Along the way we get the exuberance knocked out of us. Exuberance, however, is not to be quashed, but celebrated and appreciated.