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.A Rebirth Out of Adversity Causes Us To Become New Creatures — James E. Faust

A rebirth out of adversity causes us to become new creatures — James E. Faust Why does change feel uncomfortable? It often stems from fear. 👈 We fear changing our familiar routines because of preconceived beliefs about ourselves. Yet when we stop underestimating ourselves and let go of fear, change can help us grow. 🌱 … Read more

.When Your Voice Call Suddenly Gets Changed To Video

When Your Voice Call Suddenly Gets Changed To Video “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi Many healthcare and essential workers have changed to work extra hours to keep us safe and meet our most dire needs, like breathing and eating. Many thanks! 🙌🏼🙏💕 Want more happiness and … Read more

.Wishing You Sunny Weather For Your Trip To Puerto Backyarda. I’m Getting Tired of El Sofa

How is everyone coping with this pandemic? 😧🦠😷 I was doing well until I woke up this morning to another week of Groundhog Day, stormy weather, and tears in my eyes from morning headlines. 👈 From my positive psychology studies, I realize it’s ok to have challenging days. 😳 Life hurts sometimes. Tomorrow is another … Read more

“Make Love All Day,” advises Psychology Professor Barbara Fredrikson. Here’s how and why …

Positive Psychology superstar, Professor Barbara Fredrikson (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill); has discovered how to make love all day long, without getting arrested or exhausted. Surprisingly, her innovative definition of “making love” means choosing to create big and small pleasures through human connections. This means we “make love” when we hug our best friend, … Read more

5-Minute Chocolate, Candy, or Fruit Meditation – Feed Your Soul, Yum!

Meditation improves mental and physical health, and it also boosts happiness.  If you’ve never tried meditation this Candy or Fruit Meditation provides an easy introduction and it only takes 5 minutes.  Or, if you’re a meditation pro, you already know taking time for meditation makes you feel great. So, give your soul a treat.  Grab … Read more

7 Divorce Tips to Avoid My $80,000 Mistake: How Not to Fund Your Divorce Lawyer’s Porsche while Protecting Your Financial Future

It’s likely you, or someone you know, will get divorced and have to deal with divorce while at work and while trying to balance other priorities. Nobody plans on divorce when eating wedding cake, but the American Psychological Association reports 40-50% of married couples in the United States will divorce. Also, divorce figures worsen for subsequent marriages.  The tips, … Read more

Best Breakup Recovery Songs Playlist and How To Process Negative Emotions To Feel Better

(Photo credit Kristopher Roller) Some days feel difficult and that’s ok.  It’s not healthy to strive for happiness all of the time.  Trying to force happiness at inappropriate times can signal mental health issues, such as mania.  If your dog dies or a relationship ends negative emotions are appropriate.  We need to process our emotions … Read more

Decide who you want to be and be that person

Now is a time of thoughtfulness and change. Decide who you want to be and be that person 👈❣️ So take a few minutes to fill in the blanks: I am a (adj.) _____, ______, ______, (noun) _____. Here’s mine: I am a passionate, smart, inspirational creator of happiness, wellbeing and health. So repeat your … Read more

Feel Happier Now After A Breakup–How the 3 P’s of Learned Optimism Can Increase Happiness So You Feel Better Fast

We are what we think.  Psychologist and well-being expert Martin Seligman found that positive thinking patterns can increase healing and recovery from adversity, and they also increase well-being and happiness.  Seligman recommends using the Three P’s of Learned Optimism:  (1) Personalization, (2) Pervasiveness, and (3) Permanence to enhance recovery after a breakup or loss, and … Read more

Feel Happier Now–How the 3 P’s of Learned Optimism Can Increase Happiness So You Feel Better Fast

We are what we think.  So after a breakup, thinking “my life is awful”, “it’s all my fault”, and “this agony will never end and I’ll die alone and my cat will eat me” results in negative feelings. Luckily it’s possible to use learned optimism to change thinking patterns and feel better fast. Psychologist and … Read more

Feeling Unhappy or Unloved? Here’s How To Feel Love Every Day

You’re not alone. 110.6 million single adults (45%) may miss out on the Valentine’s holiday, but we can easily add more love to our days, whether in a romantic relationship or not. Psychologist Barbara Fredrickson’s innovative definition of “making love” means choosing to create big and small pleasures through in-person connections every day. This means … Read more

Find Your Passion — Wake up Inspired, Happy, Excited and … Singing

Use this blog post to wake up inspired, happy and excited every day. Skeptical? I was an uninspired morning-hater, but then I discovered a secret. It took me fifty years to discover this, plus a painful soul-search and much inspirational book reading. You can skip the epic effort because I’ll tell you the secret … Are you curious? Drum … Read more