Law of Attraction vs the US Election

Law of Attraction vs the US Election

I’m sure some of my readers feel disempowered, unhappy, angry, upset, and basically not good about the recent election results. I’m sure because that’s what I’m feeling too. I’m acknowledging the tightness in my chest and my stomach, the physical results of my emotions. I recognize that you’re might be feeling all that, and maybe more. I’m also gently and consistently reaching for something better. I took my dog for our usual walk around the lake today, and looked out over the water, deliberately...

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Happiness Habits – Day 30: Happiness in the Future

It is hard to believe it has been 30 days since we started this Happiness Challenge together. We covered a lot of ground and if you followed along with the tips I shared and made an effort to improve your mood, your gratitude, and your joy, I’m sure you’re seeing a lot of progress and growth. Let’s take a minute and look back at the themes we’ve covered so far this month: Choice (Every Day), Commitment (Every Day), Noticing (Days 3, 10, 21, 22, 23), Gratitude (Days 4 & 25), Nutrition (Day 5), Stress (Day 6), Activity (Days 7, 15, 16,...

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Happiness Habits – Day 29: Are You Noticing A Difference?

Throughout the past 28 days we’ve been talking a lot about happiness and what we can do to increase how we feel. We’ve talked about a huge variety of different things from how sleep, exercise and nutrition can affect our mood, to simple strategies like decluttering and practicing gratitude. Tomorrow I’ll give you a quick little review and we’ll make some plans to go from here. Today though, as this 30 Day Happiness Challenge is coming to a close, I thought it would be a good idea to take stock and see if intentionally focusing on being...

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Happiness Habits – Day 28: Giving Back Makes Us Happier

When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait for Christmas. It was all about the presents I would get. I’d spend days and weeks trying to guess what Mom and Dad would get me this year. I’d even obsessively search closets for hiding places. It was all about receiving material things. As I’ve grown older, that has changed a bit. Don’t get me wrong, I still appreciate a thoughtful gift, but to be honest, most the fun at Christmas for me know is giving gifts. I find joy in the process of finding just the right gift, putting it in someone’s hands, and...

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Happiness Habits – Day 27: Happiness Is Contagious

Happiness Habits – Day 27: Happiness Is Contagious

Here’s a fun fact. Did you know that happiness is contagious? You may not have realized that this is true, but I’m sure you have experienced it. Think back on a time when you were with a person that was experiencing pure joy. Kids specialize in being completely happy, but also sharing and expressing that exuberant joy. If you’re around a small child that’s laughing, giggling, and having a grand time, you can’t help but smile along. Their happiness is making us happier because it is contagious – sort of like a yawn, but better. Look at the...

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Happiness Habits – Day 26: Treat Yourself And Spend Some “Me” Time

Happiness Habits – Day 26: Treat Yourself And Spend Some “Me” Time

You and I lead busy lives and have all sorts of obligations as parents, professionals, and friends. It’s easy to lose yourself in everything that has to be done in any given week. While it’s great to give and spend lots of time with loved ones, there is a time and place when you should slow down and get a little selfish. How Do You Spell It? Sometimes you need to treat yourself and spend a little “me” time. Don’t feel guilty about it. In the end, it will make you a better parent, a better colleague, and a better friend. Just like an electric...

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