When You Have Nothing Left, Pick up the Pieces and Trudge Forward!

When you have nothing left in you, what do you do? Well, either you give in and dive into the deep black hole pit of despair, or you climb out. So let’s climb out, shall we? Where to begin when you have nothing left?… Read the rest

How to Deal with Anxiety

Anxiety is a tough emotional and mental state to manage, especially if prolonged or acute. Even short-term anxiety is hard to deal with. Anxiety can make us lose precious hours of valuable sleep, distract us from work and our loved ones, raise our heart beat and adrenaline levels, cause panic attacks and affect our overall … Continue reading How to Deal with AnxietyRead the rest

5 Ways to Manage Stress

Managing stress can be difficult for many of us. Levels of stress can vary, as well as the situation – whether that be life related stress or work stress. Stressful situations can vary from the low end to the extreme pressure cooker type of situation.… Read the rest

What is Happiness?

I’ve been writing all about how to be happy, without defining what happiness really is. So, what is happiness? According to Google’s definition, happiness is the “state of being happy.” Ok, that doesn’t help much. Synonyms for happiness are: pleasure, contentment, satisfaction, cheerfulness, merriment, gaiety, joy, joviality, delight, good spirits, lightheartedness, well-being, enjoyment, exuberance, exhilaration, … Continue reading What is Happiness?Read the rest

When Life Gives You Lemons…

As they say, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” But what does this mean, really? Take what you’ve got and make the most of it? Take what you’ve got and figure out how to turn things around? Here are seven ways to deal with life when life has turned sour grapes.… Read the rest

How to Deal with Anger

Anger is an emotion that many do not feel comfortable with – within themselves, or coming from other people. It is a very difficult emotion, either way, and most people do not know how best to handle anger. So how to deal with anger?… Read the rest

Ten Habits of Unhappy People

Chronically unhappy people have certain habits that happy people do not. Here is a list and description of the top ten habits of unhappy people. 1. Constant complaining The unhappiest people are constant whiners and complainers with no action. Nothing is ever satisfying or good enough.… Read the rest

Ten Habits of Happy People

Happy people approach life very differently than chronically unhappy people. They cultivate certain habits that make them happier in life overall. Cultivate these top ten habits of happy people and you, too, can be happier in life. 1. They practice and feel gratitude daily The happiest people are grateful for all that they have.… Read the rest

Happiness Comes From Within

Happiness comes from within and should not be based primarily on external factors. If we base our happiness on other people or life circumstances, we set ourselves up for vulnerability. People can hurt us, and circumstances can change. To base one's happiness on external things or people is therefore a mistake.… Read the rest

How to Accept Things

This post addresses how to accept things as they are. Life inevitably comes with pain and suffering. It is the reality of life, and no one person is immune. However, it is a natural reaction to try and avoid pain. Often times, when we are suffering, we want to deny our experience or reality, we … Continue reading How to Accept ThingsRead the rest