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Happiness is not circumstantial

Happiness is not circumstantial. And the only currency we have is gratitude. Nathan, S6 E11 of Alone Nathan was one of three remaining people in this recent season of the History Channel’s acclaimed series Alone. If you haven’t experienced this show, it’s about ten individuals getting dropped off in remote locations. The one who doesn’t tap out, wins. […]

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Gratitude is not ignorance

Have you ever had someone tell you that in seeing the good side of things, you are actually ignoring what is really there? That you’re pretending, burying your head in the sand, sticking your fingers in your ears? You’re not. Here’s what you are doing:

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You Are (Already) Here

I am a huge fan of digital maps. Literally at our fingertips we can look up restaurants, craft breweries, or wax museums Near Me and instantly see what’s around us and how to get there. We can also plug in the address of our out-of-town great-aunt’s house and will be given a route. A pin […]

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How Much Happiness Can You Stand To Have?

I was recently listening in the car to a discussion on happiness by Dr. Robert Holden, as I was driving across the state. Because as happy as I am, I’m always interested in Leveling Up. An interesting exercise he shared was to complete this sentence: “One way I’m making myself unhappy is __________.” What was […]

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Guiding Others Toward Joy

“You inspire people to be happy, you don’t lecture people to be happy.” –Doreen Virtue I have a loved one who is working through an issue with a friend. I was pretty proud of myself for keeping out of it, but apparently I went past my internal time limit of restraint because I finally asked […]

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