Spirituality

8 Simple Tips to Find Happiness

8 Simple Tips to Find Happiness

“We are about as happy as we make our minds up to be,” one of my best friends said the other day. It’s a quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln, who certainly knew a lot about happiness and sadness in his life, but when she said it recently, I could not help but wonder why some people are happy most of...

Small Things Matter

Small Things Matter

I started keeping a gratitude journal when I had a bout with breast cancer 10 years ago. It was a health wake-up call for me on a lot of levels. Journaling allowed me to see the good things that were going on in my life and a way to shift my attention to the more positive things. It was hard...

Spirituality Is More Than Religion

So what is important to you in your life? Are you living in a way that fulfills your purpose? And what does this have to do with being happier and healthier? The answer may be as simple as understanding your spirituality and how it benefits your health. For many people spirituality — which does not necessarily mean religious belief —...

Giving up on your goals does not mean you are lazy

We are in an exciting time in life. Just as we had the beginning of the digital revolution at the end of the last century, we are now experiencing a personal transformation revolution.  It’s about becoming healthier, happier and living your own life with purpose. But better health and positive change won’t come unless you know what you’re doing. Here...

Has Stress Zapped Your Joy From Life?

We all have stress, but one of the best ways to manage it is to first become aware of it. To help build your awareness of stress and its impact on your life, try the practice of “mindfulness.”

Start Your New Year Off Right With Mindfulness

Happy New Year!  By now, everyone has been into 2017 for two days. That’s two days into the new goals, resolutions and intentions for yourself this year. One that has been on my list for a couple of years has resurfaced again…. a formal meditation practice.  Most of us know nowadays that meditation is a good thing. But so far I have...

Try Listing Your “Gratitudes” in Pursuit of Happiness

Try Listing Your “Gratitudes” in Pursuit of Happiness

Last week’s post noted that using what is known as “the happiness advantage” is a great way to improve both your personal and professional lives. One of the ways I mentioned to raise your level of happiness is to briefly note on a regular basis those things for which you are grateful. A helpful internet application (“app”) which allows you...

Relax, take a trip, enjoy!

Relax, take a trip, enjoy!

Just the thought of another South Carolina summer wears me out. It may be debatable about what is causing more and more heat year after year, but there is no doubt in my mind that climate change is real. My husband and I are rejuvenated every summer when we take a short up I-26 to the mountains. Not only do...

If you want to be happy for the rest of your life…

If you want to be happy for the rest of your life…

Being blessed has everything to do with being happy. Christians and Jews especially understand this, as well as members of most other major faiths and persuasions. But happiness often requires an attitude-adjustment technique. Here’s how: Sleep in a comfortable bed. A saggy mattress will not do. No matter what, make it a point to wake up each morning thankful you’re...

Make Life Meaningful

Make Life Meaningful

Make Life Meaningful Happiness, resilience, connection and kindness — the key ingredients for a good life — do not come naturally for everyone. They thrive with practice. Here are two simple ways to stay in good shape: Live in the present. Stop fretting over the past and quit worrying about the future. Be mindful of what you are doing in...

1 2