Two years ago, My One HAPPY Life was born. When I started my business, there were many questions around the “who, what, when, where….”, but never about what I would name my business; I knew HAPPY was going to be part of the name. Aside from the fact that it’s a great acronym (Holistic Appreciation for the Positive Potential in You), many have described me as a naturally happy person, so it was an easy selection.
In two short years, my entire life has changed dramatically! (more…)
Today’s Martha Beck Daily Inspiration arrived this morning and fully resonated with me:
“The past doesn’t exist except as a memory, a mental story, and though past events aren’t changeable, your stories about them are. You can act now to transform the way you tell the story of your past, ultimately making it a stalwart protector of your future.” (more…)
I was traveling on business last week to Jersey City, NJ for a full day meeting that started at 8am; then into New York City for a function that evening, back to Jersey City to sleep and back to Ohio by 8:30 the next morning.
Traveling in and out of anywhere in 24 hours is always a little rough, but when it comes to New York City, I typically jump at the opportunity. What made it a little more palatable is knowing that my cousin (also from Ohio) was also in town. We never made solid plans, but knew we would both be in the city that evening.
As I was getting ready for bed tonight, I looked in the mirror and smiled. The smile was there because I’ve learned to love the reflection of the soul looking back at me. Once upon a time (a few years ago), I looked in the mirror and had nothing but bad things to say directly to that reflection:
“You’re too soft.”
“You can’t handle this.”
“You suck as a mother.”
“You’ll never make him happy.”
Looking back, it’s hard to believe that I (with the miraculous support team I call my Tribe) have gathered the ability and strength to address each of those lies, question the hell out of them, then turn them around into statements I now identify as my truth.
Do you ever come across individuals that seem to be generally pissed off about life? I do. Sometimes, I am simply in awe. It’s too hot; It’s too cold; It’s raining It’s snowing; I have a cold; I worked out too hard; I have too much junk in my basement.
The Goldilocks effect will never be found with these individuals. Why?
Why is it that some of us soar when we arise in the morning while others sit in their own personal hell day after day?
I may get a lot of scrutiny for saying so, but I believe Happiness Is a CHOICE. (more…)