Category: Happiness and Joy

Red Christmas Ornament "Celebrate"

Find Your Joy This Year with a Simple Christmas

These strategies for a simple Christmas will help you avoid the seasonal stress madness this year. 

Scrolling through Facebook the other day, I noticed a picture of a Christmas Tree in my friend’s feed. Looks like the local retailers are already at it. 

And even though, technically, Christmas is right around the corner, it still … Read more

feeling happier after 40

Feeling Happier After 40 – How to Embrace Midlife

So far, my 40s has been a roller coaster of emotions. You know what else? The roller coaster keeps speeding up. More and more lately I find myself asking, “Where has the time gone?” If you want some tips on how to start feeling happier after 40 and embrace midlife, read on!

If I’m super … Read more

Stop Asking for Permission

Don’t Be Afraid to Be Heard

Today I woke up with a strong feeling that I need to stop asking for permission.

Stop asking for permission.

Those words kept running through my mind as I quietly made coffee and sat in the dark living room in front of the fire.

I got out of bed … Read more

A Reminder To Say Yes

At least twice a week, I take a Zumba fitness class at the gym. I love it so much, but I hate watching myself dance in the mirror. Some days I get there and just slink to the back where I can find a spot behind the other women; unnoticed.

I avert my eyes from … Read more

trusting intuition

Why You Should Trust Your Intuition and Choose Happy

Inside: Should you follow your intuition? Even when it means admitting you made a mistake?

Have you ever taken a job and then thought, “OMG! What did I do?”

It’s a terrible feeling.

Not too long ago, I accepted an offer and quickly realized that I took the wrong job.

So five days in, I … Read more

life is a journey not a destination

Life Is a Journey, Not a Destination

When I was seventeen, my grandmother gave me a little inspirational pocket card with the quote “Life is a journey, not a destination.”

I’ve pulled it out often over the years and wondered about it’s meaning.

There have been moments in life, in which I wished I could go back in time and tell my … Read more