Category Archives: personal happiness

I Love the Rain

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. ~ Langston Hughes I love the rain, I love almost everything about it. I love laying in … Continue reading

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Returning to feeling right

We all hope for rebirth breakthrough moments ~ Dane Cook My three week birthday celebration is in it’s final week as I’m hanging out in Reno. Why Reno? Well, it’s a 4 hour drive from home and I came into … Continue reading

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Pleasure, Meaning and Engagement

Happiness is not a goal, it’s a by product. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt A lot of the research around happiness boils happiness down to these three things pleasure, meaning and engagement. So for something to make you happy it first needs … Continue reading

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An Indulgent Birthday Post

If you’re not getting older, you’re dead. ~ Tom Petty So I hope you’ll forgive me tonight, this is a somewhat indulgent bit of of writing, with no real attempt to connect it to happiness other than maybe the phrase, … Continue reading

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Life Advice

So this week two things lined up to inspire this post tonight. The first resulted from an issue at work that gets under my skin every time. So I posted this bit of life advice online: Don’t be the type … Continue reading

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Focus on what’s important

When I was growing up it was always made clear what success meant. It meant working long hours, taking second jobs if need be, regardless of what toll it might take on you personally, regardless of whether you like what … Continue reading

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The Importance of Consistency

Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come. ~ Dwayne Johnson When I first starting working out, a guy I really looked up to told me this simple thing. Stick to … Continue reading

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You’re not alone

People who have never dealt with depression think it’s just being sad or being in a bad mood. That’s not what depression is for me; it’s falling into a state of grayness and numbness. ~ Dan Reynolds I have a … Continue reading

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Hate will not make you Happy!

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. My inspiration for this post came from a personal ad. I was scrolling through my … Continue reading

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We all need smiles and laughter

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you. ~ Langston Hughes Recently I heard a story on NPR about a Gallup Poll survey that related some unsurprising, but really depressing facts. … Continue reading

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