Musings on Living a Happier Life

A companion happiness blog to the book, Don’t Be a Cow!

Can Roses Really Bring Happiness? Absolutely!

Valentines and Roses Because of the time of year, I know where many of your think I’m going with this message. But, trust me, this is not a blog promoting the florist industry (well not exactly)! We are all familiar with the phrase…
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Is there really such a thing as Easy Street?

I always imagined that Easy Street was this place where faucets never dripped, lawns never got weeds, the houses never required painting, all the neighbors got along and frequently had BBQ’s, and pets never defecated. Well it just so happens that one time I did actually find myself on Easy Street.

Positively Positive

It has always been amazing to me ... ... how easy it is to pick up words and phrases that are tossed around in society. It's funny because I have noticed that often when I first hear one of these words or phrases I don't even like it; I…

Two resolutions that will bring about real, positive change

It's been a week. How ya doin'? What I find so comical about New Year's resolutions is that we spend as much time discussing how long it will be before they are broken as we do the resolutions themselves. It's almost as if we are setting ourselves…
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Do You Ever Feel Like This Poor Little Pine Tree?

We have a nice little walking trail around our yard. Part of this trail goes between a few rows of pine trees that we planted many, many years ago. After our original planting, we came back years later and filled in some holes with more pines.…

Is It Really Thanksgiving Already?

Yes, that's right ... Thanksgiving is here. It seems that this year I've heard more than the normal amount of people shocked that it is already upon us, and this year, it is actually late. I can't help but to think how Thanksgiving has changed…

Share a Smile Today. Have We Become an 'Unfriendly' Society?

Share A Smile Today! Has Society Become Less Friendly? And have you ever witnessed the Power of a Smile and a Friendly Gesture? Today, people spend so much time connected to their electronic devices that they rarely see the world around them.…
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Are You Willing to Change?

I love how change occurs in my life. So slightly, so incrementally - at least most of the time - that I don't even realize it and yet part of me always expects change to happen overnight. “This scale can’t possibly be right. The diet’s…
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