A while back, when I was discussing my blog with my dad, he asked me “Why Happiness?” Not in a condescending way, just out of curiosity. Why was so much of my focus on writing, happiness? To me, in some ways, the answer is obvious; Happiness is something we are all searching for. And yet,
Tag: Happiness Project
I recently went back to my old high school and spoke to the cheerleaders about their upcoming competition. My old coach asked a few of us to help motivate and inspire them, I had two pieces of advice……
I’m not normally much of an audio-book person. I love the feeling of holding a book in my hand, and highlighting the crap out of it. If you ever borrow a book from me, I can almost guarantee it will be filled with yellow highlighter. I vacillate between tangible books and my Kindle; and recently
Happy New Year! With the New Year upon us, many of us are making resolutions, and I have some tips I have gathered to help you gain momentum and achieve everything you set your mind to!
I heard recently that true change cannot occur without experiencing crisis. That one cannot fully embrace change unless some sort of crisis has occurred, creating a catalyst for lasting change. Until we experience something so momentous that we are forced into change, we revert back to our basic instincts and habits, despite our best efforts.
I failed. This past month, with my happiness project, I failed in almost every way. I didn’t read everyday like I planned. I didn’t meditate, or take cold showers. I didn’t eat healthy, at times I hardly at all. My topic this month was to embrace life, and love my fate; amor fati. I failed.
Over the last few weeks I have written about kindness, and done a lot of thinking about the positive attitude and optimism which accompany kindness. While getting ready this morning, I was searching for a podcast to listen to on kindness. I came across a podcast of a church I was introduced to when I
I’ve taken a break from my normal reading of personal development books, to do a cross-country book club with a few of my girlfriends. We had been discussing a few of the books we have been reading, and I realized there wasn’t a bit of fiction in the mix. Although I enjoy fiction, and getting
This month’s focus has been kindness, specifically LovingKindness. Until recently, I wasn’t even away of this word, LovingKindness. I was recently listening to a Tim Ferris Podcast featuring Sharon Salzberg, which discussed the practice of LovingKindness. Salzberg is a leader in meditation, and focuses on using meditation, to increase happiness. LovingKindness is a type of
There is often a misconception about what will truly make someone happy. “If I get a promotion I will be happy,” “If I lose weight I will be happy.” “If I am successful I will be happy.” But what if this was all wrong; backwards. What if the key to being happy wasn’t being successful,