Forming a Habit

When I launched this happiness project it was my goal to develop a habit of gratitude. To automatically, everyday, identify the shining moments, to stop, savor, and acknowledge. Mission successfully accomplished.

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2017 Focus

As 2016 ended, I used it as an opportunity to sit back, get quiet, and be observant.

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Presence Practice

When you are constantly pulled in 7,000 different directions, it feels impossible to stay present. To appreciate what is happening before your very eyes. How the sun feels on your face. To take note of what your children say to each other as they play.

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All Up to Me

I am starting to think that my golden rule is – you can’t direct the day or the night, but you can always direct your attitude. It seems like throughout the various stages of my life, this is the rule that keeps me moving forward. That makes me pick up my chin, brush my teeth, throw […]

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My Twelve Commandments

My bookshelves and Kindle are filled with cookbooks and diet books, and rom-dram reads. I rarely read a living ‘how-to’ book, and even when I try to, I never make it past the first chapter. But in the summer of 2014, my last Friday of maternity leave from Parker’s birth, the boys and I made […]

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And. Here. We. Go.

Failed blogger and journal-er, several times over. A new space to remember. A place to write. No rules. No goals. No agenda. So here we go.

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Welcome!

A book that I grabbed on a whim (thinking it had something to do with a popular hashtag that was circulating on Instagram at the time) put a total earworm in my head! What makes me happy? How do I do more of what makes me happy? What does that even mean in the reality of […]

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