Category Archives: personal happiness

Happiness and the Pace of Life

Happiness and the Pace of Life You must always be yourself, and do things at your own pace. Someday, you’ll catch up ~ Natsuki Tayaka As I have gotten older I’ve noticed something about myself, I’ve really started to slow … Continue reading

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Happiness, Friendship and Hiking Surprise

Happiness, Friendship and a Surprise Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light ~ Helen Keller So recently I was back east, my siblings and I threw a surprise 75th birthday party for … Continue reading

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Happiness is Accepting Impermanence

Happiness is Accepting Impermanence Impermanence is a principle of harmony. When we don’t struggle against it, we are in harmony with reality. – Pema Chodron I was sitting in my office the other day reflecting on changes that I have … Continue reading

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Happiness is Taking Risks

Happiness is Taking Risks The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open         ~ Chuck Palahniuk So tonight I sat down to write a post on how important taking risks is to being happy.  As … Continue reading

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Happiness is Adventure & Travel

Happiness is Adventure & Travel Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Kindness & Happiness

Random Acts of Kindness & Happiness The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us. ~ Ashley Montague So I came home tonight after the gym and … Continue reading

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Happiness, Woodstock, Burning Man & a Common Compassion Movement

Happiness, Woodstock, Burning Man & a Common Compassion Movement Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. ~ The Dalai Lama A few days ago I noticed on one of the movie channels that Woodstock was … Continue reading

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Happiness is Creating

Happiness is Creating Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.  ~Pablo Picasso When the idea for this piece first hit me I had planned on calling it Happiness is Making … Continue reading

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Happiness is the Smoochy Monster

Happiness is the Smoochy Monster Love is not singular except in syllable. ~ Marvin Taylor Life is a crazy and unpredictable thing, and although it is not easy to do, there often truly is a silver lining within the greyest … Continue reading

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Happiness is accepting life as it comes

Happiness is accepting life as it comes Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. ~ William James So today I’m sitting here waiting for the plumber to come, that is almost … Continue reading

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