Archive for June, 2011

 

Looking for Happiness; getting REAL.

In looking for Happiness, when you have written the list of things you would like to add and those that you would like to eliminate from your life, you have to take a step back and review each item.

What items are completely unrealistic? I can’t really give a generic example here because this question is very relative. For [...]

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I am looking for Happiness; is there a leak in my bucket?

In looking for Happiness, we first looked at what is missing in our life. Writing about this may have allowed you to identify a few items that would definitely make you smile. Adding these elements in your life would be a goal for an improved level of happiness. I think we can all agree on [...]

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I am looking for happiness… what am I looking for exactly?

In our search for happiness, we are often looking for something that is missing in our life. At least, we think it is missing, whether this may seem true to others or not. It is a personal and intimate reality.
Sometimes we know exactly what is missing. It may be financial freedom, health, self-confidence, romance. At [...]

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I want to be happy; where do I start?

I often discuss happiness with my friends, mostly related to our respective paths, our desires and frustrations.  Through my own observations and theirs, I have come to realize that most people want to be happy but don’t know where to start.
Many of my readers already know, I consider myself a very ordinary person, with ups and downs like [...]

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When someone else’s issues make you smile….

I won’t be too nice with this story… it actually happened to me this week. Although it is quite sad, it made me smile. I hope it will inspire you by letting you see how “advanced” you are on the path to Happiness!!
I needed a break from everything this week. I’ve been through a lot [...]

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In dealing with issues, the best remedy is a smile!

I have noticed that when things get tough, I tend to take a step back and isolate myself. This allows me to think about my situation without outside influence. It also gives me a chance to rest my body and mind, in order to get back to a positive state where I can find solutions [...]

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Knowing when to remove yourself; time to reflect.

Going through a difficult period takes a different flavor for everyone. We each react in our own way to the situations we face. Sometimes friends understand, sometimes they think they understand and sometimes they really don’t. Good intentions are not in doubt.
There are times like now when the support is there but I am not… Have [...]

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Confrontation; where are my earplugs?

In the theme of confrontation, I want to concentrate on our own actions and reactions rather than those of the other person. In any situation, we are in full control of our own behavior alone. That is where our responsibility lies. That is what can be changed. The rest is what it is.
So what happens [...]

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I don’t agree but I hear ya

Disagreements are a challenge for us to hear a different point of view without judgment.
Although disagreements are at first unpleasant, there is no reason to think that the better and more interesting discussions come from like-minded individuals. In reality, confrontation is what allows us to hear a different side, one that may enrich our experience of the subject [...]

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The relief to hear a friend agree with you

When emotions are brewing inside of me and when I have just started making sense of them, my friends become my compass, guiding me towards the right direction.
The warmest feeling is to talk about my thoughts and to hear a friend agree with me with feedback to add value to the interaction. This exchange isn’t just a [...]

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