Tag Archives: happiness

quote: let go of clutter, make room for gratitude

Gratitude journals have become extremely popular, as have planners with room for daily gratitude review. I can see the appeal of these products – it can be difficult to remember all the positive aspects of your life when things aren’t … Continue reading

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book review – solving the procrastination puzzle

Timothy Pychyl is a professor of psychology who writes about procrastination. Solving the Procrastination Puzzle: A Concise Guide to Strategies for Change is a short book, making it easy to get through quickly. Dr. Pychyl asks the reader to identify … Continue reading

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book review – stress awareness month

April is Stress Awareness Month and it’s important to remember that some stress can be good for you. You might work more diligently or feel more creative if you experience a little stress. Sometimes, however, we create more stress for ourselves … Continue reading

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habits

Karen Cheng, a You Tube sensation and creator of Give It 100, has taught herself to dance, play instruments and juggle, among other skills. She knows that to develop new skills, you have to make a habit of practicing. She … Continue reading

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pursuit of happiness week

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. – Mahatma Ghandi This week is Pursuit of Happiness Week, although I think the group that originated it no longer exists. Although I can’t … Continue reading

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zen of polishing silver

My mother moved recently and one of the (many) things she didn’t take was her silver flatware. It became one of the (many) things I took home that I didn’t really want. Some of the pieces were blackened with tarnish … Continue reading

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meditations on stuff

I subscribe to Ashley Mills’ blog, the handmade home.  After reading her recent post on simplicity, I thought it was important to share. Even though it starts out with her son and his abundance of toys, it really captures the … Continue reading

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