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happy \ˈhapē \

adjective (happier, happiest)
– feeling or showing pleasure or contentment

What does it take to be happy? What does it even mean? Is it true that happiness is an inside job? That it’s up to you to decide to be happy?

These are some of the questions that I’ll explore in this category.

New Year's Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! Have you made any new year’s resolutions? Sometimes, I am rather ambivalent to the whole concept of celebrating the new year. So it’s a new year. But also, so what? And why do we make resolutions at the beginning of a new year? And that’s really what […]

One Secret To A Calmer Life

One Step To Having a Calmer Life

It’s almost impossible to avoid stress in our world. Stressors are everywhere. Today, I’m going to reveal one thing that will reduce your stress and give you a calmer life. I first learned this from my Cardiac Surgeon. In fact, this was part of my instructions in preparation for surgery: […]

Penny For Your Thoughts

Penny for your Thoughts

What are you thinking right now? Do you control your thoughts? Or do they control you? What is a thought? It’s been said that we have 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts per day. Which brings up a lot of questions: What defines a thought? Who counted all those thoughts? If I […]

Who Is Magic DeeJay?

Who is Magic DeeJay?

In my book, Lessons of an Opening Heart, I talk about Magic DeeJay. I thought that it would be obvious what I was talking about from the context. But even my husband didn’t quite get it. And my editor, Jan, thought I must be talking about an internet radio station. […]

Window Art at Bella Green.

Escape To Bella Green

It is 6:55AM on Friday. It is raining and 53 degrees here in Pipe Creek, Texas. I’m warm and dry in the tiny house. I’m packing up this morning and heading home after a lovely little retreat here at Bella Green Bed & Breakfast. A lovely little B&B owned by […]

The Book - Time for a Celebration!

Endbeginnings – A Celebration!

Apparently I have a magic DJ that selects the music tape that plays in my head. Sometimes, I’m not paying attention to the music in my head, and then I listen and am amazed. Today, May 22nd, 2016, the DJ was playing “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang. And it […]

This is my husband, Dick.

You Don’t Know Jack Crevalle

I turned 60 last month. I’m still not sure I believe it, but the numbers check out every time, so it must be true. Birthdays in our house are always celebrated, especially the ‘milestone’ ones. So when my hubby, Dick, asked me where I wanted to go for my birthday […]