"I was in heaven and in misery every day". Kevin Marsden This statement sort of reminds me of the opening sentence in the book, The Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...". But this idea can be true about many goals that we … Continue reading Goals Part 2: And They Finished the Hike!
Psalm 23 Helps Me Live a Happier Life My mind and spirit thrive on imagery and truth. I am no Bible scholar, but after meditating on Psalm 23 for years I wrote down some thoughts a while ago that I keep in the back of my journal. I refer to it fairly often and I … Continue reading Happiness is Having a Shepherd
Ahhh, Setting Goals Maybe you should make a crazy one, like hiking the 221-mile John Muir Trail (JMT). I know someone who did just that. Meet Kevin, my husband. So, six years ago Kevin and our brother-in-law David hiked up Half Dome in Yosemite. Prior to that they, with a few other adventurers, son Kev … Continue reading Goal Setting: Be Audacious!
I have the book for you! ...since I am pretty sure that most people want to be more awesome. One clue that confirms this is the abundance of self-help books out there, and many of those are even making the best seller lists. My email newsletter subscribers got a preview of this book a … Continue reading Mindset: A Book Review of a Must-Read, with Further Discussion on Reaching Your Full Potential
Live LARGE, Live BIG, Live Awesome! I like to say that I help people live LARGER, not in size, but rather in scope. It is a big passion of mine to live a BIG life and help other people embrace their life and live it to the fullest, accomplishing the purposes they have been created … Continue reading You Are Never Too Old: Exploring Your Possibilities
Thankfulness seems like a fitting topic with Thanksgiving Day just around the corner in the United States. However, I am like a three year old when it comes to wanting to know things about life; I always ask "why". Thankfulness, gratefulness, appreciativeness. What is it all about? Yes, there is a game, but it is … Continue reading Play the Thankfulness Game with Me
Happiness is Not Being a Couch Potato Sometimes the stress and demands of life leave us too frazzled and exhausted to want to try to enjoy it. Instead we flop on the couch to hang out with our friends on Friends and Seinfeld. Is this too often what you do? There are happier, more fulfilling ways to live; one … Continue reading Happiness is Doing Stuff
Some people have asked me what a vision board is, and others have asked how to make one. I am no expert, having made only one in my adulthood. But I will share what I know. Below is a vision board with a focus on health that I made a while back. If I made … Continue reading Vision Boards: The Why & The How
We all want to be happy, right? I wrote a post on happiness before, but I thought I would take another dive into it after reading an interesting article by Eric Barker titled, New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, most of it taken from research done by Alex Korb, PhD. Barker distilled it … Continue reading Increase Your Happiness Level
Why is it so hard to be happy? I asked myself that question a number of months ago. Like one morning you could wake up feeling happy, and then before you know it someone or something spoils it all. Some wee or gargantuan happiness-killer always seems to be lurking just around the corner ready to … Continue reading Happiness: Initial Thoughts