Happiness Blog

From Riding the Bus to Running Two Businesses

From Riding the Bus to Running Two Businesses

Embracing Fear, Overcoming Challenges, and Going for Your Dreams A few weeks ago, I saw the #16 school bus pull around the corner, and I immediately had a flashback. For two years beginning in 2000, I rode that bus as a helper, tending to and keeping watch over the...

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Practice Kindness—Reap the Rewards

Practice Kindness—Reap the Rewards

How Making Happiness a Habit Can Change Your Life I live my life practicing what I call Happiness Habits. These are simple tools I use to bring more positivity into the present moment, allowing my brain to experience what happiness researcher Shawn Achor calls a...

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Embracing Life, Imperfections and All

Embracing Life, Imperfections and All

Happiness Does Not Equal Perfection A friend of mine recently sent me this image that she’d created for me. I must admit that it brought tears to my eyes for a couple of reasons. First, in appreciation for the thoughtful gift. Second, for the meaning behind it. You...

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Hearing the Tough Stuff

Hearing the Tough Stuff

How to Accept Negative Feedback—and Not Freak Out At the end of every workshop I present, I pass out evaluation sheets for the participants to complete. This is possibly one of the most nerve-wracking things I do in my professional life. I choose to do these...

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