Finding Happiness

More Gifts from the Heart: Give Experiences & Memories

December 13, 2014

Beyond today’s post, you might enjoy checking out more ideas for simple gifts from the heart: Gifts from the Heart  Gift Guide for Making Memories Bits of Magical Childhood Christmases   What gifts mean the most to you? I asked myself this question several months ago. Three favorites came to mind: 1) Experiences 2) Memories 3) […]

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11 Tweetable Quotes on Gratitude & Kindness

November 27, 2014

  A recent blog post by Liz Smith of The Connected Life, entitled My Happiness Comes from Me, prompted me to take an action. Rather than simply making the promise to myself, I chose to send Liz a note in the comment section of her post. I wanted her to witness my promise to do something new. […]

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What to Do When You Aren’t Happy with Your Thanksgiving Traditions

November 13, 2014

  Are you happy with your Thanksgiving traditions, as they are right now? Maybe you are. Your Thanksgiving holiday times might be exactly the way you like them. If not . . . For a moment, ask yourself, “Are there any changes I might make, if I could? if my actions wouldn’t hurt anyone’s feelings? What might I wish to add – or subtract […]

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Fun Photos in a Beach Town

October 24, 2014

  I am vacationing in a beach town on the eastern shore of Maryland in the U.S., it is called Ocean City. Rather than an article this time, I hope you will enjoy seeing a selection of the images I’ve been snapping these first few days.   So far, the most sun we have seen was […]

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How “AND” Is More Inclusive Than “BUT”

October 17, 2014

  Whether I am writing to you in this blog or I am in conversation with someone, finding the words to describe how I feel and what I want to convey is one of my main goals. My intention is to use language in ways that heal and promote loving connections. To be truthful, I sometimes […]

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Benefits of Doing One Thing You Love

October 10, 2014

  While photographing in the garden early this evening, I suddenly thought, “I am doing something I love!”           About fifteen months ago, I discovered I have a lot of fun taking pictures with my smartphone camera – especially of nature shots. I had a lovely adventure with an online photo course in the summer of […]

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Gratitude & Creativity to Get Back on Track, Part 2

September 19, 2014

  The focus in today’s Part 2 is the Creativity part of this post’s title. In the previous post, Part 1, Gratitude was the spotlighted approach for getting back on track in your life. Creativity After exploring a handful of possible ways to Create, I will explain how this can tie into getting back on track when […]

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Gratitude and Creativity to Get Back on Track, Part 1

September 12, 2014

When I’m feeling down, unmotivated, blah, without inspiration, numb, sad, or any combination of these states, what helps me realign with passion for life? There might well be a very long list of possible answers. This time around, I feel most drawn to 2 easy answers: Gratitude and Creativity. Sometimes I feel like my mind and body […]

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Why Is It So Tough to Love Ourselves? 2 Exercises for You

September 5, 2014

When I sat down to write today, what popped into my mind was the question, “Why is it so tough to love ourselves?” I realize it isn’t always difficult for each of us to feel self love. Certainly, many have worked diligently on this lesson and may have widely surpassed my own strides. As well, the intensity […]

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Interviewing Author of “Sparkling Colors”

August 29, 2014

Today I’m happy to share an interview with Andrea Zimmerl, author of the book, Sparkling Colors: Enjoy with All Your Senses. She blogs from her home in Vienna, Austria, at about Art & Senses, Understanding You, Creative How-To, Spirited Folks, and, Vegan Kitchen Creativity. I love Andrea’s eBook. It is a source of fun, […]

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