Finding Contentment in Seizing the Moment

October 11, 2010 by  
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The Problem With Happiness

October 1, 2010 by  
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Check out the below article by Todd Kashdan on the Huffington Post.

In the article, Todd writes about the pressure to be happy and I couldn’t agree more.  First because happiness is not something that comes one size fits all.  Second, happiness is a momentary feeling.  It doesn’t last.  Anybody that tries to sell you a book, a class or a session in how to be happy is trying to make money off of your confusion.

Life is made up of highs and lows and so feeling blue is part of it.  Now achieving a sense of well-being and stability is highly attainable and it only requires us to be present in our own lives and concentrate on what is really meaningful to us.

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What’s The Secret To Happiness

August 18, 2010 by  
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New Thoughts On How To Be Happy

August 16, 2010 by  
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I have just read two articles of note.  One published in the New York Times “But Will It Make You Happy”  the other on CNN “Homesickness Isn’t Really About Home”.

The reason why I’m bringing up both articles is because they both – for different reasons – relate happiness to relationship.

The NYT article discusses the new trends in consumers, due to the economic downturn, which is actually creating a higher level of happiness.  Instead of spending money on “things” consumers are spending money on experiences.

” New studies of consumption and happiness show, for instance, that people are happier when they spend money on experiences instead of material objects, when they relish what they plan to buy long before they buy it, and when they stop trying to outdo the Joneses.” – NYT

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Creating The Life We Want

August 12, 2010 by  
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“Some pursue happiness, others create it.”

How freeing it is when we can live our lives without needing other people’s approval.

Sometimes we arrive to this mind set through age or loss, but those do not have to be the only two ways.

At any point, we can decide that only we fully know who we are and where we want to go.  We can believe in our goals and not be side-tracked by situations and comments that only serve to distract us from our own paths.

We can have freedom of being by believing and committing to our own lives without needing anybody else’ blessing or permission.

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Video Blog – 5

August 3, 2010 by  
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You want to have a more fulfilling life, have it. It all starts by deciding to do so.

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Angela Sarafyan Talks About Happiness

July 16, 2010 by  
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Actress Angela Sarafyan ( The Mentalist, Kabluey, CSI:NY, Cold Case) talks about what it takes to be happy.

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Self Sabotage; A Very Dangerous Activity

May 24, 2010 by  
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heart in hands

heart in hands

Here’s a question, how many of us tell ourselves the following phrase “I’m going to show them” over and over again?  How many of us actually cause things to go wrong and by saying “I’m going to show them” we have a false feeling of vindication?

Let me be specific.  We decide we want something in life: a promotion, a career, a relationship, then we orchestrate things to a point where things go south, we then become the victim but underneath is all is the fact we didn’t live through what we professed we wanted in the first place.    We were scared of either really succeeding or loosing and so we manipulate ourselves, others and situations so we can end up like victims.  And as victims we can obtain a false sense of courage with things like: I’ll show them.  Wouldn’t it be easier to really try for whatever we want?  If we failed or won wouldn’t that be rewarding?

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A Child’s Affirmation – A Must See

May 23, 2010 by  
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If you ever wondered what joy is, watch this video. Priceless.

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Michael J. Fox

May 20, 2010 by  
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Think about it.  Michael J. Fox had looks, money and success.  And then he had Parkinson’s.  I’m sure he went – and sometimes still goes – through anger.  But he didn’t get stuck feeling sorry for himself.  He changed gears and found a new purpose and lifestyle.

What’s Michael J. Fox’s recipe for happiness? Leave the past behind and live in the moment.

By Amy Wallace

Ask Michael J. Fox what prompted him to write his third book, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future, and he does exactly as you’d expect: crack wise. The 48-year-old actor, author, and advocate for medical research (he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991) says he’s finally gotten to the point where he can “dispense a certain degree of advice with a straight face.” A beat, though, and he adds this about the book: “There’s no expertise in it. It’s all my experience. I don’t have the burden of expertise.”

Plus: Read an exclusive excerpt from Michael J. Fox’s new book

Two decades after portraying Marty McFly in the final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy, Fox has largely given up acting. He knows that for many fans, his face and voice will always conjure memories of Alex P. Keaton, the conservative teen he portrayed on the 1980s sitcom Family Ties. But if you want his recipe for happiness, it’s simple: Leave the past behind (yes, the ’80s too!) and live in the moment…Continued

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