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Ten Secrets to Lasting Happiness

Ten Secrets to Lasting Happiness

“I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness.”                                                                                                                     ~Likainen Parketti~  We’re all looking for things which will make us happier. That turns out to be a big mistake. Yes, things will make you happy – for ... Read More »

The Real Power Of Gratitude

The Real Power Of Gratitude

I believe the real power of gratitude is  not because it’s reactive, that is, in response to something that you receive or something someone done for you, but when it is embodied as an attitude, a way of being, and a way of living. Gratitude it turns out is a powerful strategy for achieving real happiness. People that express gratitude and appreciation experience more positive emotions, feel a greater connection to others and themselves and experience expanded levels of consciousness or awareness. Research shows that expressions of  gratitude and appreciation are causally linked to physical and mental health rewards. How you ... Read More »

Acts of Kindness

Acts of Kindness

Happy for a Lifetime “Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” ― Henry James In her book, “The How of Happiness,” Sonja Lyubomirsky makes it clear how strongly she believes that relationships are the number one contributor to our survival and longevity. What make relationships so powerful are the two important conditions needed for happy relationships; nurturing relationships and acts of kindness. In this video Sonja Lyubomirsky focuses on acts of kindness and describes the results from a particular study that she ... Read More »

Notes on Happiness

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Notes on Happiness (the video version) are made by Brain Johnson and are taken from, positive psychologist, Sonja Lyubomirsky’s book, “The How of Happiness,” which she describes as a “new approach to getting the life you want.” Brian created a learning tool he calls the “Philosophers Notes” in which he curates is favorite “Big Ideas.” In his video he introduces us to both the concept of the “Philosophers Notes” and the first subject of his process; Lyubomirsky’s book, “The How of Happiness.” The basic idea behind “Philosophers Notes,” is from “100 of the top personal growth book…ever,” Brian pulls out ... Read More »

Happiness through Gratitude

Happiness through Gratitude

Can you create happiness through gratitude? When we were young, we were taught to say “thank you” for what other people had done for us or had given to us. As we’ve grown older, it seems that saying thank you and expressing genuine gratitude has gotten lost in the hustle and bustle of lives moving at warp speed, especially and ironically, to the people that we care about most. Expressing our feelings, is difficult for many of us because letting down or social guard we feel it makes us vulnerable and exposed;  but did you know that expressing gratitude is ... Read More »

A Fivefold Path to Gratitude and Happiness

A Fivefold Path to Gratitude and Happiness

Is there a fivefold path to gratitude and happiness and if so what are these five aspects? And how would practicing them increase your happiness? As you have move along on the journey life, I’m sure more than once or twice, you’ve heard how important it is to be appreciative and grateful for all that you have – no matter how much or how little you believe you actually have. As children, we’re all taught to say thank you and show the proper appreciation for everything done for us and for everything given to us. As adults we’ve come to understand that these acts ... Read More »

A Happy Attitude is one of Gratitude

A Happy Attitude is one of Gratitude

A happy attitude is one of gratitude. It’s my belief that an attitude of gratitude is necessary if you want to live a happy life. Why? It’s simple. When you are thankful for everything that is in your life, it will be easier for you to feel more love, happiness, abundance and joy. Life is a journey, and it’s meant to be enjoyed. When you are happy, grateful, loving, generous and appreciative of life, you will be rewarded with more of the same. Wayne Dyer, in his wisdom, states it this way: “Most people are searching for happiness. They’re looking ... Read More »