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Category: Art & Science of Happiness

Love Yourself

There’s a lot you can accomplish by having a positive self-image. Your confidence will increase which means that you can deal positively with more situations. People will respond to your increased self-image in a positive way as well. Recognize Your Weaknesses; Build On Your Strengths Read more…


The Upward Spiral Of Gratitude

One of my devoted readers sent this question to me: “A recent study shows that people are reporting more happiness with their jobs during the pandemic. However, are people actually happier with their same jobs or do they feel grateful to have a job during Read more…


6 Self-limiting Beliefs That May Be Holding You Back

(and how to Use Empowering Opposites to conquer them.) A self-limiting belief is a story you tell yourself that excuses you from achieving your potential or otherwise causing your life to be less than you desire.  The problem is, a limiting belief has the power Read more…


DONT GIVE UP ON YOUR GOALS!

Several people have recently told me they plan NOT to make any New Year’s resolutions this year.  Their reason?   “I always break my resolutions.” or “I can’t stick with it very long.” Or some other answer along this thread.  Is this you?  These thoughts crossed Read more…


Why ya gotta be so mean?

Managing Meanies Why ya gotta be so mean to me? How often have you asked this question when someone is mean to you? Whether it is in the form of an ugly response, offensive comments, lack of cooperation, or unfair treatment, there have always been Read more…


THE QUEST FOR SELF-ACTUALIZATION (Part II)

In previous posts we talked about: Maslow’s hierarchy of needs where one’s basic needs must be satisfied in order to prepare one’s self to experience the higher level needs and become self-actualized, the ten most common things that everyone wants in life to be happy, Read more…


THE QUEST FOR SELF-ACTUALIZATION (Part 1)

The term “holy grail” is often used to denote an elusive object or goal of great importance, that is sought after. Different traditions describe the Holy Grail, as a cup, dish or stone with miraculous powers that provide happiness, eternal youth or sustenance in infinite Read more…


10 THINGS WE ALL WANT IN LIFE

What is your aim in life? Money, fame, promotions, status, more things? The sobering reality is even after attaining these things, many people are still not satisfied or fulfilled. Is there something missing in your life, but you’re not sure what it is, or how Read more…


FOUR WAYS TO BEAT THE WINTER BLUES

It seems that life slows down a little in winter.  As the days get shorter, and colder some of us would like to just hibernate until spring time. Shorter days and shifts in weather seem to zap our energy, get us down, and we feel Read more…


THREE THIEVES STEALING OUR HAPPINESS AND FIVE WAYS TO STOP THEM

So true, Yoda. Fear, anger, hate, and other negative emotions harm us more than we may realize.  Like a dementor in the Harry Potter series, they can suck the happiness, and literally, the life right out of us. They are thieves, methodically robbing us of Read more…