There are really five ways you can be happier- there is an abundance of research on happiness and positive psychology documents this. Happy people generally are more forgiving, helpful, and charitable, having better self-control, and are more tolerant of frustration than unhappy people. A 30 percent increase in one spouse’s happiness boosts the other spouse’s … More 5 Ways You Can Be Happier & INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES
I’m a co-contributor – author of Contagious Optimism and we did a radio show about this! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/eileen-lichtenstein/2013/06/24/soar-with-resilience-contagious-optimism Contagious Optimism (publisher: Viva Editions) is an uplifting book series that helps people look past the tough times they may be experiencing and instead see that there is always something positive ahead of them. We call this “Positive Forward Thinking.” The … More Resilience + Hope = Optimism!
“Don’t worry about a thing, ‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right. -Bob Marley Growing up and beyond I became disillusioned with this statement, hearing it often from Mom. I heard “everything will be alright” when it wasn’t going that way at all and looked like no chance of improving. Later, as a young … More Everything will be alright…
When we hold hope or sadness, pathways appear in the brain to support that sadness or hope; that’s been documented. The same thing happens at a cellular level. When we consistently hold an emotion, a large amount of related hormones are released to every cell. In other words, your brain and every cell of your … More Hold Hope
An article published in today’s Sunday April 9 Newsday written by Rabbi Marc Gellman of the “God Squad” titled “Finding your purpose on life’s solitary journey” included a few powerful inspirational quotes that I will share with you here: “Lonliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” – Mother Teresa “Many … More Finding Your Purpose
We had a lovely apartment with a great view of the town & sea. We went to a secluded beach yesterday, hiking down one mile to the shore..Xabi & Steve walked up to get the car and drive us up- no parking allowed on that road. Lot’s of sun; the mediteranean was too cold to go … More Fun in Nerja!
Energy “The 3 essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.” – Helen Keller We can “die of boredom” if we lack the above. People who are deeply depressed have no hope, and are often immobilized. I was depressed for a period of time: I … More Power Quote and Blog Thought