Bad Day…No WAY!

"When something bad happens, you have three choices. You can let it DEFINE YOU, let it DESTROY YOU, or you can let it STRENGTHEN YOU!" - Unknown Although, I have been told that I am "over positive" and see the world through "Rose colored lenses," we all go through a bad day. There are moments I... Continue Reading →

Interconnectedness

“For a table to exist, we need wood, a carpenter, time, skillfulness, and many other causes. And each of these causes needs other causes in order to be. The wood needs the forest, the sunshine, the rain, and so on. The carpenter needs his parents, breakfast, fresh air, and so on. And each of these... Continue Reading →

Create Your Happiness

Sometimes we just need to take time for ourselves and enjoy the moment. Happiness is all around us, we just have to stop with all the "busyness" of life and reflect on our purpose for living. Reflections: What makes you happy? What inspires you to experience happiness? What are your dreams and goals? Did you... Continue Reading →

6 Things Happy People Never Do

Written by Marc Chernoff  Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design into the present. Happy people do a lot of things.  They spend time expressing gratitude, cultivating optimism, practicing kindness, nurturing loving relationships, committing to meaningful goals, savoring life’s little pleasures, and so on and so forth. But... Continue Reading →

Possibility Thinking

"Identical Conditions will have different experiences." - Benjamin  Zander Benjamin Zander’s short video (5 min) “The Art of Possibility” (below) deeply resonates with my philosophy and how I experience the world. My parents are one of the greatest influences in my life. After I was born, my mother resigned from her job, chose to be... Continue Reading →

Happiness is…

"Nobody really cares if you are miserable, so you might as well be happy." - Cynthia Nelms Happiness is a state of being. If we are not being happy, then we begin to lose bits and pieces of ourselves along the way... Until we get to the point where we blend with the shadows. Happiness... Continue Reading →

Get Silly. Add Some Life to Living.

I am reposting  a blog by Jiji Tharayil called  "Get Silly. Add Some Life to Living". Jiji provides an inspirational narrative on the importance of being silly and ten ideas on ways to be silly. My favorite is number 2 "Dance in the car (or anywhere random)." Sometimes, we just need to put away our serious adult... Continue Reading →

My Values

After deep contemplation and narrowing down the scope of my values, I came up with the following five ranked values: Optimism Appreciation Creativity Accountability Wisdom My values continually changed over the years, however, my top three values have been around since as long as I could remember and give me peace of mind and happiness.... Continue Reading →

Human-kind

"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money." - John Rushkin We are humankind and not humanmean. Being kind is free and good for both the receiver and giver. Kindness stirs a warmth within the depths of your soul and is released to universe. Kindness given without... Continue Reading →

Positive Results

We have the ability to make a positive lasting change in the world. Standing by and doing nothing, we give up our power of choice to make a difference in our lives and the world. Let us change the world together, create a culture of appreciation, and make a positive difference in our life, those around us, and... Continue Reading →

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