Category Archives: Happiness

Shortcut to Happiness

If the title of this blog sucked you in, I apologize…, well kind of. It was a harmless little piece of deceptive flim-flam to get your attention. There is NO shortcut to happiness. However, here are six quick sign posts … Continue reading

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Sexy Character Traits of Happy People

In an era of public booty-bouncing and other ubiquitous in-your-face expressions of sensuality, it’s about time we had a new standard of sexy. Real sexiness is so much more than physical shape and form. It’s more than style and wardrobe, … Continue reading

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I’m Happy

An interesting personal phenomena is the happier I have become, the more I understand what makes me happy. Living for years with a somewhat disgruntled attitude while searching for happiness never brought me closer to being happy. Only deep personal … Continue reading

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As Simple As That

The more grateful I become, the happier and more content I feel. It’s as simple as that! He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. … Continue reading

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What Is Gratitude?

Gratitude: …a feeling of thankful appreciation for favors or benefits received; thankfulness. From Midieval Latin gratitudo from Classical Latin gratus, pleasing: grace. Robert Emmons, perhaps the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude, argues that gratitude has two key components, which … Continue reading

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Dandelion Growing Out of a Crack

Suddenly I realized that I wanted everything to be as it was when I was younger. When you’re young enough, you don’t know that you live in a cheap lousy apartment. A cracked chair is nothing other than a chair. … Continue reading

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The How of Happiness

Being happy has not been a natural occurrence in my life.  It is something I have had to work at. It surprised up on me when about two years ago in a group of people the words “I’m happy’ came from … Continue reading

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Gratefulness Is Happiness

Surprise, surprise: gratitude actually feels good. Yet only 20% of Americans rate gratitude as a positive and constructive emotion (compared to 50% of Europeans). According to gratitude researcher Robert Emmons, gratitude is just happiness that we recognize after-the fact to … Continue reading

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