LIVE FROM THE INSIDE-OUT: Five Sure-Fire Ways To Improve Your Self-Esteem

Why is positive self-esteem so important? By definition self-esteem is how you feel about yourself. Your opinion is the only one that matters when it comes to your self-esteem.  Negative feelings and beliefs about yourself will prevent you from moving forward. Positive feelings and beliefs will Read more…


SOMETIMES BEING A QUITTER IS GOOD FOR YOU!

Especially when it comes to smoking. Back in the day (That’s baby-boomer speak for a long, long, time ago.) smoking was cool.    Commercials, billboards and TV shows portrayed smoking as glamorous.  My teenage friends and I had to try smoking at least once so we Read more…


3 EASY THINGS YOU CAN START DOING NOW TO “MAKE A HAPPY DAY”

1.    Wake up Refreshed – Sleep ‘till You’re Finished.   I have never been a morning person.  I always marveled at the ambitious people who popped out of bed ready to run their morning mile and get their adrenaline rush before going in to work.  Read more…


EMBRACE THE SEASON – AUTUMN ROAD TRIP TIME

I love, love, love, warm weather.  Cold weather, not so much.  As I write in my gratitude journal, I realize, a little bit of  cold weather is certainly better than some of the alternatives.  With Autumn being hurricane season here, we’ve been through two already Read more…


7 EXCUSES FOR UNHAPPINESS & HOW TO OVERCOME THEM

“You are where your are supposed to be, at this moment.”  Will Houck It has been said the origin of every excuse is the failure to do something. Below are seven common excuses for unhappiness, and some ideas on how to replace excuses with finding Read more…


SPEAKING THE LANGUAGE OF HAPPINESS: GRATITUDE

Gratitude Journal

Do you speak the language of happiness? I have heard a saying, that if you’ve forgotten the language of gratitude, you’ll never be on speaking terms with happiness. There are studies that indicate happiness and gratitude may operate in a “cycle of virtue” whereby gratitude Read more…


TOUCH THE FACE OF GOD, LEARNING TO FLY

Did you know on the darkest, stormiest of days there is a bright sunny day on the other side of the clouds?   If you have flown commercially, you have probably seen this.   As a private pilot, I always enjoyed flying above the clouds where the Read more…


Overcoming TPA – The Perfection Affliction

Does everything have to be perfect for you to be happy?  Then you may be suffering from TPA (The Perfection Affliction).  Take a spoonful of ‘good enough’ with a glass of ‘finish it’ once a day until symptoms are gone.   Perfection is another condition we Read more…


SIX RIDICULOUSLY SIMPLE WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR HAPPY CHEMICALS

Good News!  We can train our brains to make us happier! According to Loretta Breuning PH. D we have the ability to work with our four main happy chemicals – dopamine, endorphin, oxytocin and serotonin. We CAN stimulate our our positive neurochemicals.  Your brain is Read more…


HAPPINESS vs. PLEASURE

The Dalai Lama believes that the purpose of our lives is to seek happiness.  He believes we can achieve happiness through training of the mind, and the mind is the ‘psyche’ or ‘spirit’ including intellect, feeling, heart and mind.  On the other hand, Sigmund Freud’s Read more…