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About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon

Holiday Happiness: Christmas Decorating Links and Tips

Holiday Happiness: Christmas Decorating Links and Tips By reshaping or decorating our outer selves, we express our inner sense of self: ‘I like that’ becomes ‘I’m like that. ~ Virginia Postrel The holidays are a very stressful time for everyone … Continue reading

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Holiday Happiness: Giving

Holiday Happiness: Giving The holidays are often a very stressful period for people so for the next 34 days (Thanksgiving through Christmas) we’re going to do a post a day, something happy and uplifting each day, perhaps an image, a … Continue reading

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Holiday Happiness: Lessons to Being Happy

Lessons to Being Happy Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda The holidays are a very stressful time for everyone and … Continue reading

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Happiness Resources: The Pursuit of Happiness

Happiness Resources: The Pursuit of Happiness             Tonight friends a look at resources and articles related to one of the most fundamental core values of the United States, the Pursuit of Happiness.  Of course this … Continue reading

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Holiday Happiness: Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Holiday Happiness: Elf on the Shelf Ideas The holidays are a very stressful time for everyone and an exceptionally hard time for some.  So, until the New Year I’ll be posting a Holiday Happiness post each day to try help … Continue reading

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A Really Wonderful Day – Mexico

A Really Wonderful Day – Mexico Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit. ~ Frank Borman The Institute I’m studying Spanish at has two tours they support, a Saturday tour that I did last weekend.  That tour goes … Continue reading

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Yes you can, be happy!

Yes you can, be happy! Each fresh peak ascended teaches something. ~ Sir Martin Convay As I wrote about last week I’ve been struggling a bit lately.  I’m someone, like a lot of you, whose mood sometimes just tanks.  When … Continue reading

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Simple Lessons in Happiness

Simple Lessons in Happiness Smile every chance you get. Not because life has been easy, perfect, or exactly as you had anticipated, but because you choose to be happy and grateful for all the good things you do have and … Continue reading

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Happiness is Continuous Improvement

Happiness is Continuous Improvement Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. ~ Benjamin Franklin So recently I’ve been thinking a lot about the phrase continuous quality improvement.  It has a lot of … Continue reading

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Moving Forward, Progress and Happiness in Oaxaca

Moving Forward, Progress and Happiness in Oaxaca Progress lies not in improving what is, but in advancing toward what will be. ~ Khalil Gibran So I’ve been in Oaxaca almost six weeks.  The first two weeks were all about being … Continue reading

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