A Note along the Road to Happiness

Posted on Jun 10, 2011 under Happiness

So stand up! Go live life! You have the capacity for greatness. You can live an abundant life of deep, refreshing, and rewarding joy. You can overcome anything! You can become anything! You have divine potential! So go and realize it!

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The Joy of Touch

Posted on Jun 9, 2011 under Happiness , Influence

Human touch in the form of hugs and embraces, handshakes and high fives, shoulder rubs and caresses sooth and calm and speak volumes of love and affection and friendship and acceptance. So reach out and touch someone.

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Accept the Things to which Fate Binds You

Posted on Jun 8, 2011 under Mind & Attitude

You can spin you’re wheels day in and day out complaining about what you don’t have, or you can spend the same hours in the same days grateful for what you do have.

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Snow Endures but for a Season

Posted on Jun 7, 2011 under Adversity & Challenge , Happiness

An ancient rendition of, “This too shall pass.” Trials endure for a time, then end and slowly fade into the fog of memory. The snow of winter, of cold, of disappointment and pain lasts only for a season.

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There is Change in All Things

Posted on Jun 7, 2011 under Adversity & Challenge , Personal Development

“There is change in all things. You yourself are subject to continual change and some Read More..

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A Light at the End of the Tunnel

Posted on Jun 6, 2011 under Adversity & Challenge

Here’s the thing: If you can use the pain to do good, to save someone from having to experience the same pain, then the pain is graced, if you will, with something noble. The ugliness behind the pain isn’t meaningful, but the pain will have led to something that is deeply and even profoundly meaningful.

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Pain, Sorrow and Emptiness

Posted on Jun 5, 2011 under Adversity & Challenge

Through gasps of tear-filled pain, of an intensity that was heart-breaking, she told me how wonderfully things were going … externally. As she cried, she told me about the turmoil she feels at missing a family that doesn’t deserve to be missed and about external circumstances that really were pretty wonderful, all the while feeling utterly sad and empty

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8 More Ways Faith Can Increase Happiness

Posted on Jun 4, 2011 under Faith & Spirituality

Religion offers a powerful context for the development of traits that help produce happiness in Read More..

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6 Ways Religious Faith Can Increase Happiness

Posted on Jun 4, 2011 under Faith & Spirituality

The data is out, but the controversy rages on. A sociologist from the University of Read More..

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3 Final Ways Optimism Adds Joy to Life

Posted on Jun 4, 2011 under Happiness , Mind & Attitude

Growing up with negative pessimists will likely leave an emotional and attitudinal imprint of negativity and pessimism. Growing up around praise and positive attitudes of optimism

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3 More Ways Optimism Adds Joy to Life

Posted on Jun 4, 2011 under Happiness , Mind & Attitude

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every Read More..

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3 Ways Optimism Adds Joy to Life

Posted on Jun 4, 2011 under Happiness , Mind & Attitude

People who reflexively look at life and see hope and opportunity and beauty and noble Read More..

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The Joy of Practical Optimism

Posted on Jun 3, 2011 under Mind & Attitude

Life is experienced differently – even radically differently – by those who generally see the Read More..

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What Happiness Is Not … happiness vs. fun

Posted on Jun 3, 2011 under Happiness

Pursuing fun requires nothing of the person who pursues it. But happiness requires personal growth and maturity and the exercise of spiritual, moral, emotional, and mental muscles. The pursuit of happiness causes us to change, to transform

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slow down. relax. look around. be happy.

Posted on Jun 3, 2011 under Happiness

To many in the modern world, life takes on characteristics of a race. And so Read More..

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The Joy of Purpose … the meaning of life, part II

Posted on Jun 2, 2011 under Happiness

Happiness in many ways can be seen as a sort of barometer of the human Read More..

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The Joy of Purpose … the meaning of life, part I

Posted on Jun 2, 2011 under Happiness

You were meant to be happy. Wait. That needs to be repeated: YOU were MEANT Read More..

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The Joy of Purpose … finding meaning in what you do

Posted on Jun 2, 2011 under Happiness

Life is filled with opportunities to make a difference and leave the world better, to Read More..

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The Joy of Purpose … doing things that matter

Posted on Jun 2, 2011 under Happiness

Many of you live lives of despair. Some of you simply feel a sense of Read More..

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The Joy of Purpose

Posted on Jun 2, 2011 under Meaning & Passion

There are two words that have the potential of revolutionizing your life. They can immeasurably Read More..

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