What I Really Mean When I Say No

Her cell phone suddenly rings, jarring her awake. She peeks at the screen and sees the name of one of her dearest friends. Her phone so rarely rings that she's not sure whether to answer it or not. She only has two options, answer or leave it. She has been in this situation so many … Continue reading What I Really Mean When I Say No

5 Things Not to Say to a Suicidal Person

I Just Want to Die! Do I have your attention? Good! If someone said this to you, do you know what you would say? What you would do? We never know how we're going to respond in any given situation. It isn't until we receive training and experience that we learn what is best. But, … Continue reading 5 Things Not to Say to a Suicidal Person

6 Ways to Help you Feel Better

How many of you have set a New Year's Goal and never completed it? Yea, me too! However, with this one, I hit it out of the ballpark. I'm talking about the 30-Day Blogging Challenge. Today is day 30 and the end of this challenge. This is the second time I have completed this challenge. … Continue reading 6 Ways to Help you Feel Better

Happiness, the Alphabet, and You!

For the previous 26 days, you have read posts focused on a central theme, The Alphabet of Happiness. Each letter of the alphabet brought new words and suggestions for why you should pursue happiness in your life and how you can go about doing it. My hope is that you will find at least one … Continue reading Happiness, the Alphabet, and You!

The Alphabet of Happiness: Y

I hope you found yesterday’s post regarding Xerophilous, Xanadu, and X factor to be helpful. If you just joined this journey, be sure to take the time to go back and read from the beginning. Without delay, let’s get to it and discuss the letter “Y”. Yelling, Yoga, Youthfulness Yelling Over 20 years ago, while working with … Continue reading The Alphabet of Happiness: Y

The Alphabet of Happiness: X

I hope you found yesterday’s post regarding Willingness, Worthiness, and Waiting to be helpful. If you just joined this journey, be sure to take the time to go back and read from the beginning. Without delay, let’s get to it and discuss the letter “X”. If you've been following this 26-letter series, then you know I have … Continue reading The Alphabet of Happiness: X

The Alphabet of Happiness: U

I hope you found yesterday’s post regarding Talking and Thoughts to be helpful. If you just joined this journey, be sure to take the time to go back and read from the beginning. Without delay, let’s get to it and discuss the letter “U”. Understanding, Urges, Utilize Understanding There are several different meanings of the word … Continue reading The Alphabet of Happiness: U

The Alphabet of Happiness: S

I hope you found yesterday’s post regarding Radical Acceptance to be helpful. If you just joined this journey, be sure to take the time to go back and read from the beginning. Without delay, let’s get to it and discuss the letter “S”. Socializing, Sleep, Solitude Socializing It's true that sometimes in our life we don't … Continue reading The Alphabet of Happiness: S

The Alphabet of Happiness: P

I hope you found yesterday’s post regarding Opportunity and Organization to be helpful. If you just joined this journey, be sure to take the time to go back and read from the beginning. Without delay, let’s get to it and discuss the letter “P”. Pride and Perspective Pride This isn't about being prideful, most commonly used … Continue reading The Alphabet of Happiness: P

The Alphabet of Happiness: N

I hope you found yesterday’s post regarding Mindfulness and Music to be helpful. If you just joined this journey, be sure to take the time to go back and read from the beginning. Without delay, let’s get to it and discuss the letter “N”. Navigation Today's post is focusing solely on navigation. When you think about this … Continue reading The Alphabet of Happiness: N