A User's Manual for Living Your Extraordinary Life
February 16, 2017
How does happiness show up in your body?
How can people tell that you are happy?
When I thought about this and observed my behavior (or lack of happiness behavior) I decided to make some changes.
I realized that in the past, most happy-making events were a surprise. So,...
February 8, 2017
So we talked about catharsis songs that release emotion, let’s balance that
out with songs that call in positive emotions like love and peace.
The only caveat is to choose songs that are about the emotion NOT about the longing – otherwise you are calling in the action o...
February 3, 2017
After you’ve had your catharsis, you’ve moved out crappy feelings (yeah) and left a “void”. As we know, voids must be filled!
Here’s some ideas for positive replacments:
Gratitude (at a minimum – “Thank God that’s over!”)
Your vision for what comes n...
January 26, 2017
So, you know I’ve been working out this sorrow and I'm a singer. The two go really well together!
Catharsis songs are songs that help you release emotion. There’s a trick to singing catharsis songs...
January 20, 2017
When we last left our story, I’d just had a sorrow inducing event and was
choosing to experience the sorrow and anger rather than stuffing it.
I chose to move the feelings through me and not get stuck in “the story” of what happened.
Here’s a few tips for experiencing t...
January 12, 2017
Why start a blog about happiness with a post about sorrow?
Well, if I had started from happiness I probably would have never written a book about happiness. I’m also guessing that most people don’t google “happiness” when they are happy!
So, let’s start here, at “not qu...
January 5, 2017
If you could have it anyway you want for yourself how would that be? When I
first heard that sentence I had no idea and I was also pretty sure it wasn’t possible anyway. Life was mostly work and obligations, oh and I wasn’t very happy either.
Is that you too?
November 1, 2015
We’ve all had those moments – utter despair, blinding rage, simmering anger.
It’s from that place that “happiness” is the most scary.
It’s scary because:
It’s almost inconceivable that we could be happy again
It’s such a huge shift that if feels uncomfortable to...
September 27, 2013
When we last left our story, I was packing up my home, renting it out and hitting the road. Holding fear, excitement, happiness, sorrow, love and the dog all with equal closeness.
I'm writing you now from atop a high rise condo on the Las Vegas Strip. My work has broug...
April 24, 2013
As I sit at my little bistro table on my patio is sunny, warm California I’m contemplating how to hang on to a bit of happiness in the face of life change stress.
I’m about to get up and continue the task of “what goes to Good Will and what moves with me”, sorting...
Doing Your Happy Dance
After Release – Then What?