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Category Archives: Happiness

Traditions. Lots of people have them. My husband and I have been married just two years now, (I am 54 and he is 62.) and we are enjoying making our own traditions. One that has emerged is Woodflock, the Memorial Day weekend camp out in Red Bluff, CA hosted by singer-songwriter, Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours. Woodflock is a weekend Read more…

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My husband was in a motorcycle accident March 14th. It has him off work until at least May 1st when the cast comes off. He doesn’t get many weekends off, so we have been taking advantage! When life gives you lemons… The Smith Center On Friday, April 6th, it was Jake Shimabukuro at the Smith Center in Las Vegas This man plays Read more…

Contentment / Happiness

It’s been a challenging couple of weeks for my husband and me. My husband was in a motorcycle accident 10 days ago resulting in a banged up left shoulder and hip, and a broken thumb. I got sick the same day. All of this occurred in the midst of my studying for two upcoming tests, and Dan going through the process of Read more…

Priority: a task, person, or event regarded as more important than others. That simple definition seems so clear, but when it comes to prioritizing your priorities, it can be anything but. The thing of it is most of us have no trouble identifying our priorities. Each of us have at least handful. The problem is that identification is where most of us Read more…

As Valentine’s Day grows closer, I have come across a number of romantic images and quotes. The one that always catches my attention is “Love Conquers All.” So romantic. A concept we all want to embrace. A reality we yearn for. And completely untrue. It’s a belief that underlies so much misery. I’m not saying we ought to drop our partners when Read more…

I will admit that when I saw a similar Instagram post picture (which I attempted to recreate here), I literally laughed out loud. I was gobsmacked with both the truth AND the hilarity of it – how we work against our own happiness. The mental gymnastics we women (and no doubt some men too) put ourselves through would be a sight to Read more…

Bijou: Something elegant, delicate, highly prized. Most of us seek happiness in our lives. Not a big surprise there. But what is surprising is that what American society teaches us will lead to happiness seldom does – at least for the majority. The formula: college, a high-paying job, marriage, a big house and 2.5 kids. I’m not saying that some people won’t Read more…

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