The Secret To Happiness In One Word

This Week's Simple Tip Study after study shows that the #1 thing people want more out of life is "happiness." Sadly, they either don't know what will make them happy, or they search outside themselves for happiness. Both of these only result in continued longing. While we stay busy with to do lists, distractions, meetings, etc., many of us have lost sight of our dream(s); what really matters to us. These are the things we want to do, experiences we want to achieve, and who we want to become. Life and business strategist Tony Robbins, says the simple secret to happiness is progress; taking consistent, positive steps towards things that matter to us. Through the pursuit of the end goal, w

Tag - You Are 'It' - Now What?

This Week's Simple Tip Friday night is usually movie night at home for us. My husband and I recently watched "The Way," starring Emilio Estevez and Martin Sheen. Replying to a comment his father made to him in the movie, Emilio turns to his dad and says, “You don’t choose a life, Dad, you live one.” How true is that?? We are all given the gift of life; the only choice for each of us is whether or not we LIVE it. Each of us is capable of our own source of happiness and joy, and each of us has the capacity to live our life fully. You won't want to miss the enthusiastic, short clip below, that equates life to the game of tag, explaining how we all have the power to chart our own paths, a

Are Your Friendships on Autopilot?

This Week's Simple Tip Have you ever been to a celebration of life, and heard someone reflect on the part that person played in their life, and how they wished they had expressed that to him or her? Think about it; we do not deliberately reflect on the relationships in our lives, until it is too late. I was the same way until a healthy, full of life, kindred spirit of mine died unexpectedly in her sleep at the age of 50. You can be sure there were many things I wished I had one more chance to tell her. Since her passing, I am very mindful of where I invest my time and energy in friendships, including making new ones given that we replace half of our friends every seven years. People nee

Are You Running Or Learning From The Past?

This Week's Simple Tip My husband and I went to Ted's Montana Grill the other night for dinner. On the water glass coaster there was a quote by Will Rogers that read: "Don't Let Yesterday Use Up Too Much of Today." It got my attention and made me think that we do seem to spend a lot of time in the past. Drifting off once in awhile to reminisce about fond memories is great and uplifting. But to have the past nagging at you because you don't want to deal with it can be wearing and unhealthy. The past is the past ... it doesn't matter ... you cannot undo it. You have the choice to run from it and live with its underlying emotionally hurt, or you can learn from it and move on. This Week's Fo

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