Finding Happiness

Personal Stories to Ease Your Grief

August 22, 2014

Each experience of grieving is unique. There is no one-size-fits-all version of how we are affected by grief nor of what steps to take to heal as best we can from losing someone through death. Pondering these thoughts a couple years ago led me to issue an invitation for writers to share their personal stories […]

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Help for Depression + Actions in Memory of Robin Williams

August 16, 2014

Obviously, there are many discussions and writings and reminiscences in recent days about Robin Williams. Most of us never met him, yet we are profoundly saddened by his death, by a world where he is no longer physically present. We feel loss, maybe even lost. The generous and talented man who brought light to our lives through […]

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Book Share: Good Reads to Tantalize Our Brains

August 8, 2014

Welcome to a wonderland of cool books to explore. All are available as eBooks, and at least a couple are also in paperback. All are written by people I know (a little or a lot); some I correspond with through a bloggers group, two others I’ve known over twenty years. I’d love to hear what […]

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Nature Inspires Creativity and Relaxation

July 31, 2014

Today I am sharing a handful of the many photos I have been taking with my  camera phone. As I consider the list of activities that help me relax, nature shows up in a lot of them. Meditating outdoors. Taking a walk. Napping on the screened porch.  Being by a body of water, whether it’s an ocean, a pond, […]

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Staycation Tips: Remember the Past to Enjoy the Future

July 17, 2014

Have you been hearing the term “staycations” a lot in recent years? Many people are open to simpler and thrifty possibilities rather than going on costly vacations. A staycation can provide ways to have fun, relax, and rejuvenate at home and close to home. Taking day trips to interesting places and events within an hour’s […]

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What Feeds Your Soul?

July 3, 2014

Quite a few years ago, I noticed a discomfort in myself when I asked a new acquaintance, “What do you do?” This was the typical dance people did with one another when meeting someone new at social gatherings. I pondered my feelings about it. What was it about this question that bothered me? A few answers […]

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6 Tips to Finding Your Confidence

May 19, 2014

Confidence can be your secret weapon to overcoming obstacles, achieving your goals, and opening doors to success. If you’re insecure or unsure of yourself you may have difficulty believing in yourself. Here are 6 tips to help you build your confidence! Smile! If you’re not smiling daily, you’re missing out! Smiling provides you with health […]

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Mindfulness Helps to Reduce Stress!

May 12, 2014

Hundreds of adults are on anxiety medications, depression medications, and more with no solution in sight. There is hope! Mindfulness has achieved success across the globe for being among the top ways to reduce stress naturally. Huge corporations are even embracing the practice and have enforced mandatory “meditation” or “silent” hours for employees to take a […]

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How to Conquer Your Fear of Failure

May 5, 2014

Have you ever let the fear of failure stop you from doing something new or exciting? Don’t let the fear of failure hold you back any longer or allow it to stop you from enjoying life. You can conquer your fear, and this is how: What’s the worst thing that could happen? This simple question is […]

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How to Handle Judgment on Your Grieving Process

April 28, 2014

Have you been told to “get over it” when you were depressed or grieving? Some believe that “tough love” is necessary to coax someone out of their grief without realizing that doing so may cause the opposite reaction. People generally intend to be supportive of those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. […]

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