Are you in a bad mood today? There's a chance you picked it up from a friend or family member the same way you would catch a cold! A new study led by Rob Eyre of the University of Warwick found that moods "may spread from person to person via a process known as social contagion."Read More »
I know that I am going to get some angry comments on this one. I get the most “hate mail” when I write posts about depression and creating happiness. It’s okay. I completely understand. It is a very difficult topic and there are many forms of depression. Some are self-induced, some come from hardships in life, and some come from chemicals in the brain getting out of balance. Some forms require medication, some require time alone, and some just require an encouraging word. I know that people who have never had it, could never fully understand it.
The advice I give below comes from years of counseling and giving advice to people who have come to me or e-mailed me asking for help battling depression. I have seen this technique pull people out of depressive and self-destrucive thought patterns and even get people off of medication who thought they would be on it for the rest of their lives.… Read the rest!Read More »
“When will I ever use this again?”
We all know that question. We thought it a million times in junior high and high school. I know that I said it every day in algebra and trigonometry.
But today I want to share a math formula that you can actually use every day to improve your life. This formula isn’t some new revelation like Einstein’s theories but it is a formula that you are already using every day without realizing it.
The formula is E x P = O
Seems so simple, right? Where here is the explanation:
E stands for “Event”
In any given day you have hundreds of “events”. Most of them are small, some are big, and every once in a while you get one that is a huge, big, deal.… Read the rest!Read More »
This delightful story from Cheri Musick was shared with me on Facebook this morning and I wanted to make sure I captured it so I wouldn’t forget about it. Great words of wisdom from an elderly lady. We could all learn something from her:
A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with her hair fashionably coifed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.
After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she smiled sweetly when told her room was ready. As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of her tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on her window.… Read the rest!Read More »
Embrace your unique abilities! "Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular." - Tony RobbinsRead More »
If there was a pop quiz at the end of every day asking what you accomplished, how would you do? Here are some tips for making sure every day is amazing!Read More »
This is a post I found at www.apartmenttherapy.com and I thought it was pretty insightful. Enjoy!
Our homes are an extension of who we are: what we do within the walls of our abodes shapes our mood, affects our productivity, and influences our outlook on life. Scientific studies have shown that we can have an impact on our happiness by adjusting the tiny little habits and routines that constitute our daily lives — we are, in fact, in control of our outlook on life.
It’s amazing how a few tweaks to our daily habits can become a catalyst for meaningful, positive change. Here are a few simple things you can do every day to feel happier at home.
1. Make your bed. In a popular post last month, I explained the many benefits of daily bed-making.… Read the rest!Read More »
Do the best you can do and then just let it go.Read More »