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May I share a recent story from my own life with you? On Monday, Nov 19th, my sweet dog, Oreo and I were out for our morning jog. I don’t normally bring her with me because she’s quite the adventurer and it’s hard to keep an eye on her. This…

You are a small business owner dealing with a recession.  There are fewer employees (if any) doing more work (including yourself) for less money.  It’s getting harder and harder to find business and you are wondering if you’ve made the right decisions. The only thing keeping you from throwing in…

To help avoid confusion as to the expectations of the Gratitude Project, I have written this little list of guidelines. First off, there are no “rules”. This is your project to do with as you feel it works best for you. If you’d like some ideas on how to express…

Here are just a few of the many incredible benefits of gratitude. Studies cited in the Benefits of Gratitude infographic: Gratitude & Wellbeing The Role of Gratitude in The Development of Social Support, Stress, and Depression: Two Longitudinal Studies  

As we are right at the start of the Gratitude Project 2012, here’s a round up of some of my most popular gratitude blog posts.   Who Packed Your Parachute – A reminder to be grateful for the unseen people in our lives. The 3 Levels of Gratitude – Did…

Today is the start of Gratitude Project 2012. This second annual event encompasses sharing your gratitude for 90 days until Thanksgiving day in the USA. In honor of this project, I thought I’d take a moment to start you off and list 90 things for which I am grateful. Please…

How many of these can you check off?

Happiness vs Positivity, a battle that’s been waged on the emotional battlefield for at least a decade now. There are a great number of books and articles being written lately that talk about how to be happy.  It’s such an important thing that our forefathers even wrote about the pursuit…

It’s hard to be happy. Just ask most Americans. Despite research that shows that 84% of Americans report being very or pretty happy, most Americans still regularly complain about their day to day situation. Therefore, it must be pretty hard to be happy!

Happiness, like exercise, dieting, quitting smoking and so many other things, often requires a great deal of willpower to get started. Lack of willpower is regularly reported as the number one reason individuals do not achieve their goals. Therefore, if most people feel they lack willpower and willpower is crucial to maintaining a positive attitude, then most people will feel they don’t have the ability to maintain a positive attitude resulting in a decrease in happiness.

As part of my guest posting challenge to myself, I have been sharing blog posts all over the place! Here are a few of my recent posts.