Category: Happiness

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Thursday 8th June 2017

Which Wolf Are You Feeding?

take thoughts captive

Maybe you’ve heard the Native American legend about wolves. It’s a parable that perfectly illustrates the way to happiness. According to the story, the grandson of an old Cherokee chief asked his grandfather, “Why is life so unhappy?” The wise chief thought for a moment and then asked his ...

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Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Looking to add meaning to your life? Start with laughter.

Looking to add meaning to your life? Start with laughter.

For Lauren Casper, living with her five-year-old autistic son, Mareto, is a lot like playing the telephone game. He blurts out little phrases that have their origin in something he saw or heard, but by the time they make their way through his mind and back out of his mouth they’ve ...

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Tuesday 7th February 2017

How To Find a Way Out of Your Darkest Dark

How To Find a Way Out of Your Darkest Dark

The year I chased after happiness more than ever before, was — in many ways — a year of yuck. It was beset by sickness, loss, doubt, second-guessing, loneliness, and more. That is just weird, isn’t it? Yet my author-friends had warned me about this. They said that sometimes, ...

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Tuesday 3rd January 2017

The Magical Habit of Lingering (+ a FREE journal!)

The Magical Habit of Lingering (+ a FREE journal!)

For a couple weeks before Christmas, I spent most of my waking hours helping my parents, whom I love dearly. Dad was recovering from a surgery on his amputated leg; meanwhile, Mom was using a wheelchair because of intense pain in her back. We left the hospital on a Thursday, and we brought Mom ...

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Friday 2nd December 2016

How Social Media Can Make You Happy <---- You Read that Right!

Five Minutes to a Happier You

Do That Happy Thing – When Surface Pleasures Produce Meaningful Treasures By Becky Keife I heard the familiar br-rring of my Voxer app letting me know a new message had arrived. (If you don’t know about Voxer, think instant voice messaging ala adult walkie-talkies.) I pressed the play button ...

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Friday 4th November 2016

How To Find Joy When Your Story Isn’t Tied Up With a Pretty Bow

How To Find Joy When Your Story Isn't Tied Up With a Pretty Bow

It’s my pleasure to turn over my blog today to my sweet friend Melinda Means. She’s an author, speaker, and a true warrior. For her, finding true joy has been a hard-fought battle. You won’t want to miss her encouraging words today. A couple months ago, I traveled to Florida ...

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Tuesday 1st November 2016

A 7-Day Challenge Guaranteed to Make You Smile

A 7-Day Challenge Guaranteed to Make You Smile

The other day, I was on the verge of having another anxiety attack — the same kind that I wrote about in my book The Happiness Dare. I could feel it coming on — an overwhelming sense of heart-pounding panic, difficulty breathing, dizziness. There wasn’t any one thing that set ...

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Thursday 20th October 2016

the TV show that is saving my sanity and recovering my delight

the TV show that is saving my sanity and recovering my delight

Last spring, Scott and I sat side by side in the living room, blinking through tears as the final credits of “Parenthood” rolled. We had binge-watched the show for months on Netflix, and we were completely NOT ready for it to end. We stared at the blank screen for a good five minutes after the ...

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