Using Anticipation for More Happiness – Savoring future events feels good

Are you looking forward to a future vacation, a gathering with friends or family, or maybe just a day off to do what you please?  The great thing about an upcoming, fun event is savoring the [...]

Pausing for a Moment of Gratitude – Besides feeling good, there are many benefits

How often do you pause to be grateful?  I know how good it makes me feel and I’ve read about the many benefits, so I want to find more times to experience gratitude. So as I sit here, working in [...]

I Was Enjoying a Beautiful Sunday Morning Until . . . Focusing on Fixing

This particular Sunday morning was spectacular!  It was one of the first warm, spring mornings where I could sit outside in my PJ’s on the deck and not get chilled. There were so many birds [...]

A Productive Kind of Lazy? Taking time to celebrate our accomplishments

I love to cross things off my to do list.  When I’m getting something done, it feels good.  Like most of us, I’ve been taught that success comes from hard work.  Our culture has a great disdain [...]

Life’s Lesson I Learned from Warm Brownies

The brownies were fresh from the oven.  Still warm and fudgie and oh so yummy!  I was taking little bites so I could savor the chocolatey flavor.  These had to be some of the best brownies I’d [...]