Here’s why being grateful leads to happiness (and not the other way around)

Be grateful for the big things, the little things, and everything in between, and happiness will follow. Experts who study gratitude loosely define it as a sense of appreciation and thankfulness for the good things in life—both big and small—and it may be the fastest route to enduring happiness. Yes, you read that right; many … Read more

The Scales Of Wants & Needs

The Weigh Scales Of Wants & Needs This post is dedicated to the happy the hungry, the hopeful one and the helpless one.  Oh, what a difference a year makes!  About two weeks ago or maybe more I was asked to conduct a blog post on the difference between what a person wants vs what … Read more

7 natural treatments for mild depression

It’s not uncommon to feel a little down every now and again. Work stress, family life, and even the weather can all contribute to feeling sad. These blues are a normal, healthy part of life. However, there’s a completely separate condition: depression. It’s more serious than just feeling sad, and it should be treated carefully. … Read more

Create your own reality of happiness and inner peace

You have 24 hours to spend each day. If you are a full-time employee like myself, you subtract eight or more hours for work and seven or more hours for sleep, then you strategize on how to manage the approximate nine hours left for commuting, family, friends, shopping, cooking, cleaning, and so on. And here’s … Read more

10 habits of unhappy people (and how to avoid having them)

Happiness is something that we all strive to attain. As human beings we can accept the fact that: (a) life is short, and (b) unhappiness makes our lives difficult. As is common knowledge, our habits have a big impact on the quality of life that we live; specifically, these habits directly impact our happiness (or lack … Read more

One of the many surprising keys to happiness

One of the most impactful things I’ve done over the last few years has been taking on a gratitude practice. It started with a seemingly simple, insignificant process. Using a journal, I would write down three things that I was grateful for each morning. Quick and easy. Some days, coming up with three things to … Read more

Missing…Something? (Part 1)

October 10, 1992, is a date that will live on in infamy for me.  Many of you reading this may not have been born yet.  That’s alright.  It’s not the point.  What is the point?  The point is this:  I lost something very precious and valuable on that day. The problem?  I was so f@#king clueless that I … Read more

Getting Lost To Get Found

I’m sure you have all heard the phrase, “get lost”. It is used as a rude way of telling someone to get away from you. Get lost! Scram! Go somewhere, anywhere but here! We can take it as a slight. We can take it as impolite, or mean. To tell someone to get lost implies … Read more

Being Positively Negative

Everywhere you look, there are messages about positivity and being a positive person.  These things make it sound like it is so simple to be a positive individual, but I can attest, personally, that the opposite is quite true.  I’ve always liked to think of myself as a positive and optimistic person, and I’ve always … Read more