Happiness Blog

Welcome to my happiness blog! Who am I, you may be wondering? I am a middle-aged female who has been through the wringer and back again. I have been unhappy in my life and happy. In fact, there was a period of time when I spent 10 years being extremely unhappy! Recently I discovered the secret to happiness that I now want to share with you.

My personal story – I have experienced many setbacks and failures, I have been hurt and betrayed many times, heartbroken, cheated on, you name it. I have meandered and have been lost for many years, not knowing what I wanted, who I am, or what my real passions are, but eventually found my way. I have experienced a full range of life experiences that includes so many highs coupled with so many lows.

I have worked in various settings as a mental health counselor. I have studied psychology for many years, professionally and in graduate school, and through self-improvement books and articles. I have worked as an online entrepreneur and studied the methods and philosophies of those who are positive-minded and highly successful. Lastly, I have been assisting people on a mental health forum for the last five years where I hear countless stories of hopelessness and unhappiness.

So where does that bring me now? Today I am the happiest I have ever been in my life, and you know what the secret formula is? I finally discovered the secret to happiness that was so simple and basic it practically blew my mind. The simple truth I discovered after so many years is that happiness is a personal choice. Happiness is not a goal to be pursued or achieved after doing X, Y, or Z – no. Happiness is something we can choose on a daily basis, if we choose to see life in the most positive of ways through all we experience. It is that simple!

There is even scientific proof that happiness is a choice!

Happiness is a Choice

Of course, filling our lives up with all the things we love and enjoy, being around those who make us happy, and pursuing work we enjoy can also be pathways to our happiness. But ultimately, inner happiness is much more related to our attitude toward life than anything else.

But when the chips are down and through adversity, can we still be happy? The answer is yes – if we choose to be. There is a reason for the saying, “adversity makes us stronger.” Adversity does not need to ruin us. Again, it is all a matter of our attitude and approach to life for being happy, or for experiencing happy feelings, even under stressful circumstances.

In my happiness blog, I offer practical, no-nonsense tips on ways to be happy based on personal experience, my education, and my professional life. I write about the common issues people face that prevent happiness and provide concrete guidance on how to improve happiness in daily living.

So, explore my blog to find out the secret ingredients for how to be happy!

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How to Stop Sabotaging Your Happiness

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How to Maintain Your Marriage During the Coronavirus and Not Drive Each Other Crazy

The Coronavirus pandemic presents a very difficult time for everyone. We are forced to be cooped up at home, finances are strained in many marriages as people are losing their jobs and/or having their hours cut, and married couples and their children are required to be around one another 24/7. Too much time in the … Continue reading How to Maintain Your Marriage During the Coronavirus and Not Drive Each Other Crazy

How to Change Perfectionist Thinking and Be Happier

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5 Reasons Why You’re Making Bad Relationship Choices

Making bad relationship choices happens all too often and for many of us. But why? I have been helping people on a mental health forum for the last several years, and I see a reoccurring pattern: people consistently making very poor choices in partners. I have done this myself, many times in my life. So … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You’re Making Bad Relationship Choices

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