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Finding Gratitude in Moments of Inconvenience

Susan walked in the door from work, looking forward to nothing more than putting her feet up and petting the dog. No sooner had she hung up her coat than her middle schooler entered the family room with a look of consternation and guilt on his face. What now? she thought, feeling her moment of [...]

By |August 20th, 2017|Categories: Family Life, Happiness, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Finding Gratitude in Moments of Inconvenience

Teens: Why Do I Care What Other People Think?

I can just hear some of you insisting, “I don’t care what other people think!  I do whatever I want!”  There is a strong urge in adolescence to declare your independence and say you only care about your own opinion.  But be honest -- don’t you care what certain people think?  Most kids have a [...]

By |May 15th, 2017|Categories: Family Life, Happiness, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Teens: Why Do I Care What Other People Think?

What the Media Tells Us About Love and Happiness

This is one of the Media's favorite paths to happiness.  If you can only find love, true love, you'll find happiness.  Of course, Media is also filled with the abject misery that falling in love can bring, as represented in big-screen films, newspaper stories, reality shows, magazine articles, and weekly sitcoms. Love and its promises [...]

By |April 21st, 2017|Categories: Happiness, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on What the Media Tells Us About Love and Happiness

Keeping Relationships on Neutral Ground

It was all the computer's fault, actually.  If the computer setup at the campaign headquarters had been better, Jim never would have suggested that he and Tracy go to his place to work on the leaflet.  But the computer at campaign headquarters was old and slow, and it had pitiful memory capacity.  His swank publishing [...]

By |July 30th, 2016|Categories: Relationships|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Keeping Relationships on Neutral Ground

Creating Healthy Relationships with Intention

As you work to create a healthier life, it’s important to look at ways you can strengthen your relationships. Strong relationships should be the main source of comfort and gratification in your life. Yet, at times, you may turn to food to fill a void. Food is nourishment and nutrition; it’s not the answer for [...]

By |January 30th, 2016|Categories: Happiness, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Creating Healthy Relationships with Intention

The Four Things Keeping You From Being Happy

What are your happiness roadblocks? A recent Harris poll revealed that only 33% of Americans are very happy. If happiness is a natural state of being, why is this number so low? What is keeping us from being happy? Below are four “happiness roadblocks” that might be inhibiting your bliss. 1. Unfulfilled Expectations Whether we [...]

By |May 1st, 2014|Categories: Happiness, Recovery|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Four Things Keeping You From Being Happy

Is Facebook Destroying Friendship?

Using friend as a verb is a recent phenomenon, thanks to Facebook. According to its website, Facebook users average about 130 friends each. Some people attempt to accumulate friends like other people collect movie ticket stubs: for no real reason except it seems fun to have so many. Having friends on Facebook begets more friends [...]

By |March 28th, 2014|Categories: Relationships, Technology|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Is Facebook Destroying Friendship?