Stop Suffering and Start Loving What Is

How would you feel if the people around you weren't being so hurtful by doing or saying things that make you feel miserable? How would your life change if you weren't constantly being bombarded by the negative expectations of others or made to feel like an outcast, misunderstood or unaccepted for who you are? And what would your life be like if you weren't constantly stressed due conditions and challenges you face on a daily basis?  Wouldn't you be a free, peaceful, and truly happy … [Read more...]

Brain Dump: Happiness At Work

Just an update to share something that's taking up brain cells lately. I'm pretty excited about this and since I've been thinking about it a lot lately, I'm guessing that you might like it too. Whether you're mildly displeased or completely despise your job, I'm pretty sure that this book will help. But even if you love your job, you really should check this out... Happiness At Work Recently, I heard an interview with Dr. Srikumar Rao. He was talking about his book, . I ended up listening to … [Read more...]

30-Day Challenge: Speak No Evil

How do you feel around negative people? How do you feel when someone you know is always complaining? Have you ever met someone who seems to always be so negative when you're with them? Have you ever met one of those people who is always doom-and-gloom, who never has anything nice to say about anything or anyone? When you spend a lot of time around people who are always complaining about things, or bad-mouthing other people behind their backs, it can be very draining -- emotionally, mentally, … [Read more...]

Brain Dump: The Joy Junkie Show

From time to time, certain things push through the noise of daily life and grab my attention. Right now, there's a new podcast that has landed squarely on the front of my cerebral cortex and I'm pretty excited about it. So I thought I'd share the love and pass it on to you. I think you're going to really like it. The Joy Junkie Show There's a new podcast that you should listen to if you want to be educated and entertained by someone who doesn't sugar-coat the truth. Amy E. Smith (a.k.a. The … [Read more...]

A Life of Fulfillment

"A well-spent day brings happy sleep." ~Leonardo da Vinci As far as I know, da Vinci was no sleep expert. But this simple idea has far more to do with living a fulfilling life than simply how to get a good night of sleep. We all go through periods where we feel like we're just spinning our wheels, not getting anything done. This can lead to mood swings, depression, or just an overall dissatisfaction with our lives. But what does that have to do with sleep? I don't know about you, but when … [Read more...]

The Happiness Side-Effect

There are several topics that hold a special place in my attention. Happiness is one of them. Most people don't realize how sensitive we are to so many things that nudge our happiness up or down. For example, something as basic as the amount of sleep you get has a huge impact on how happy you are. Sleep gives your body time to balance out your body and brain chemistry. Sleep helps you recover from a stressful day. And sleep replenishes the energy system of your body. When you don't get enough … [Read more...]

6 Reasons Why You’re Not Happy – And How To Fix Them

1. Stress - This is obvious. When you're feeling stressed, your body is in the fight-or-flight mode. This causes an increase in heart rate, adrenaline and sends more blood to your muscles to allow you to quickly fight or run away from danger. However, you might be feeling stress at work, for example, where you're not going to fight, nor will you walk out. When stress chemicals are frequently saturating your body, they need to be used up or they will begin to damage your body and weaken your … [Read more...]

A Little Mindfulness Goes A Long Way For Creating Special Moments

Did you know that, with a little awareness, you can make ordinary moments very special by being mindful and recognizing how priceless every moment is? It's true. By being fully present in any given moment, you can become fully immersed in events when they are important to you and this will help you appreciate them while you're experiencing them rather than waiting until they are memories to look back on. … [Read more...]