Category Archives for Self Care

Are you SUSPICIOUS of Happy People?

The other day while getting my car emissions tested, I was really affected by the attitudes of the two attendants. They were very friendly and seemed happy. But when they were trying to figure out who was working at the gate and I said, “Oh, a really friendly man is there!” things changed a little… […]

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The value of keeping a gratitude journal

The word gratitude is derived from the Latin word gratia, which means grace, graciousness, or gratefulness (depending on the context).In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. It is imperative that you actively focus on things that you are grateful for, things that make you happy and the positive things […]

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This is what I know to be true…

…things aren’t always easy and some periods of life are more challenging than others. There are times that test our ability to find the humor or highlight in a situation – it feels like it would be better to stay in bed and hide under the covers. If no one can see us, we don’t […]

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“What could be worse??”

Since I started this “Pivot to Happy” thing as some of my friends call it, I find I’m getting more and more texts and emails asking for help. One friend was really sick – felt horrible, could barely move. “Don’t even tell me you could pivot THIS to happy!” she said… The point isn’t to […]

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My Word for 2016: ALLOW

Every year I pick a word to represent the year ahead… last year I got a “cease & desist” from an attorney for my word – it was THAT powerful!  (Sorry – won’t tell you – don’t want that to pop up in my life again!) This year after a bit of journaling and reflection, […]

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Wrapping up 2015…

With only 2 days left in 2015 I feel like I’m straddling a divide… the end of the year is a time when I wrap up some things and plan for new things. I look back at what has worked, reflect on everything that has transpired and count my blessings. The end of the year […]

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