Could You Find Happiness if This Were YOU?

This 17 year old young man, has a Philosophy for Creating a Happy Life that I hope you find as inspirational as I did. Sam Berns is a Junior at Foxboro High School in Foxboro, Massachusetts, where he has achieved highest honors and is currently a percussion section leader in the high school marching band. He recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. Sam was diagnosed with Progeria, a rare, rapid aging disease, at the age of 2. He is featured in the documentary Life According to Sam. Please share your thoughts on whether …CONTINUE READING HERE: Could You Find Happiness if This Were YOU?

What is Happiness?

How do you define happiness? Are you happy occasionally, all of the time, or somewhere in between? Here are my thoughts and some suggested ways to be happy all of the time (well at least most of the time :-)))! According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, happiness is defined as: a state of well-being and contentment: joy a pleasurable or satisfying experience It has been my experience that most people define happiness using the second definition above and that for the most part, they are not happy. In the US and Western culture in general, we have come to define …CONTINUE READING HERE: Finding Happiness

The Impact of Lacking Self-Esteem on Business Professionals

By Dr. Joe Rubino Studies show that at least 85% or more of the world’s people suffer from some degree of lacking self-esteem. Although one might think that such challenges are only characteristic of the poor, uneducated, or lower socio-economic members of society, people from all walks of life can suffer situational or more widespread challenges with their levels of self-esteem. Many very successful business people lack self-esteem in some areas of their lives. Perhaps they feel socially challenged or they have difficulty establishing close or intimate relationships. Perhaps they experience low self-esteem with regard to their physical appearance or …CONTINUE READING HERE: The Impact of Lacking Self-Esteem on Business Professionals

Inside the Medicine Bag: Tools for Awakening Consciousness

Abbreviated Excerpt from Spirit Recovery Medicine Bag: A Transformational Guide for Living, Happy, Joyous and Free By Lee McCormick and Mary Falkner, co-authors of Spirit Recovery Medicine Bag Spirit Recovery Medicine Bag by two seasoned experts, Lee McCormick and Mary Falkner, is a guide for finding the way back to one’s personal truth, authenticity and purpose by shedding the stories that we tell ourselves about our own lives–-using heart-opening methodologies.     Exercise1—Exploring Your HopesandDreams Write in a journal and share your answers: What do I long for? What does it feel like? What about life hooks my imagination? What …CONTINUE READING HERE: Inside the Medicine Bag: Tools for Awakening Consciousness

The Importance of Understanding YOU!

How well do you understand yourself? How often do you check in with your soul when you make a decision? Do you live your life in accordance with your strengths and talents? Do you even know what they are? These may seem like silly questions but the answers hold the key to who you truly are. Often, you can go through life totally out of touch with what makes you tick….what makes you feel joy…what lights you up. You may even feel that knowing yourself at the surface level is all you need but are you really giving attention and …CONTINUE READING HERE: The Importance of Understanding YOU!

The Top 5 Quickest Ways to Boost Your Happiness

Articles with titles like this usually offer up simple platitudes for being happy, such as “accept everyone,” or “live a balanced life.” While those ideas are true, they are also basically worthless. Such platitudes are so general that they don’t really give you anything that impacts your daily life. This article is different. I’m going to tell you what scientific research shows are the top 5 things you can quickly do to boost your level of happiness. 5. Write down three things you feel grateful for in your life. They could be big things—such as your children, or small things …CONTINUE READING HERE: The Top 5 Quickest Ways to Boost Your Happiness

Self Love. The Gift.

Self Love is accepting and allowing people to Be who they are. It starts with allowing your Self to be who you are. Self Love is surrender to the Higher Self. It is acknowledging that you are courageous and feeling, charitable, appreciative, gracious, joyful, saying yes to Life, and Trust worthy. It is surrendering to this god box of beliefs even when you do not believe them to be true. It is surrendering to your deepest feelings that speak of wonderment and adventure. It is to know that Hope can only Believe if you have Faith and Trust in your-Self. …CONTINUE READING HERE: Self Love. The Gift.