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My Happiness Challenge Day 10
Tuesday, June 27, 2017      1 comments

Happy people... 10. Accept that bad things happen, but bad things won't affect their lives for as long as they think they will. Happy people know that no matter what happens in their lives, they will survive and thrive. I'm not sure ho... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 9
Monday, June 26, 2017      2 comments

Happy people... 9. Understand that joy—from adopting a new puppy, reaching a goal weight or getting a raise—eventually dissipates, but it can be renewed again and again. I have a lot of things to be joyful about: a nice home, a loving husband... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 8
Sunday, June 25, 2017      2 comments

Happy people... Accept that building happier habits takes time. William James, the renowned Harvard University psychology professor, said that it takes 21 days to create a habit for life. I have built a lot of healthy habits on this p... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 7
Saturday, June 24, 2017      2 comments

Happy people... 7. Recognize that you can get "stuck" in positive habits, just as you can in negative ones. Whether you struggle with emotional eating, fat talk or a general sense of pessimism, you can change your habits and increase your h... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 6
Friday, June 23, 2017      2 comments

Happy people... 6. Spend time in "real life," and they keep their online "life" in perspective. They take time to cultivate relationships outside of social media. Or "13 Reasons Why Don't Blog". In case your stumbling across this ... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 5
Thursday, June 22, 2017      1 comments

Happy People... 5. Exercise! Cardiovascular activity is among the best releasers of dopamine, the "happy hormone." They have fun while they exercise, too. This is pretty easy for me since I started training for half-marathons. I learned ... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 4
Wednesday, June 21, 2017      2 comments

Happy People... 4. Accept that change is imminent and one of the only certainties in life. I hate change! And it seems like every time I get used to one change I get hit with another one! I get used to a principal at my school-the di... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 3
Tuesday, June 20, 2017      1 comments

Happy people... 3. Don't blame genetics. Only 50% of our happiness is linked to our genes. I don't really understand this one. Does this mean 50% of the time you can be predisposed to be depressed if your family is depressed? Anyway why ... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 2
Monday, June 19, 2017      1 comments

Happy people... 1. Believe they can be happy. 2. Change up their routine to consciously vary what they do. Though some people do thrive on routine, it can lead to monotony and boredom, whereas variety and novelty can lead to greater happin... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 1
Sunday, June 18, 2017      2 comments

I'm not going to lie. I struggle with depression. I have for as long as I remember. It seems like it is just part of who I am. But I want to be happy with who I am and make myself the best me possible. So I have been looking for ideas to hel... Read more
My secrets to success (even I think I sound ridiculous)
Tuesday, June 06, 2017      1 comments

First off, please take everything that follows with a grain of salt. It's not as easy as 1700 characters make it sound. (Who came up with that number?!?) #1 move move move and move some more with friends I run 3-4 miles Tuesday Thursday S... Read more
Finding Happiness Within
Wednesday, February 18, 2009      0 comments

I read a Spark article about common myths about happiness. Happiness is always just out of reach for many people. Many people would finish the following sentence with a common item..."I would be happy if..." And I thought to myself I would be... Read more
Is Anybody Else Afraid?
Wednesday, January 28, 2009      3 comments

I saw this post on the message boards but I was afraid to reply because someone had posted that it was getting too negative and I wanted to work through the issues for myself without anyone griping that I was too negative. I am afraid of ... Read more
My 2009 Fitness Goals and Challenges
Tuesday, January 27, 2009      0 comments

I am reviewing my fitness goals for 2009, how those goals have changed from last year, and how I need to train to achieve those goals. I still want to lose 14 more pounds. 145 seems like a reasonable weight for my sturdy frame. I want to see ... Read more
A 2008 Success Story
Monday, January 19, 2009      1 comments

I just don't give myself enough credit! Sometimes I catch myself actually saying "I hate myself". There isn't even anyone else around and those words are actually coming out of my mouth. I don't know why I do it--it's something I've done all ... Read more

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