Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Where does the word “happiness” come from? http://www.jenningswire.com/specialty/happiness/where-does-happiness-come-from-the-word-that-is/

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Summer Sun n’ Stuff

Isn’t it amazing what a little warmth and sun can do for your mood? Where I live, we’ve just come through one of the bitterest winters on record. Spring didn’t give great respite: it was cool with constant bouts of rain. I recall one afternoon when the clouds parted, the sun peeked through and gave those of us on the street one grand tease – we actually cheered its presence before it disappeared again not to be seen again until mid-May. Read...

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Kita’s Podcast with JenningsWire March 24, 2014

  JenningsWire blogger and Happiness Author & Expert, Kita Szpak, is the author of the new book The SIMPLE Life: Shiny Objects Not Required helps everyone who feels like life is a little crazy these days! In this podcast, Kita discusses simple ways to simplify your life and stop feeling overwhelmed. Listen by Clicking...

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Against All Odds

Against All Odds

My father had just been operated on to remove a cancerous tumor in his hip so he was still in the hospital recovering. He knew he had to gain weight to stay strong. When I was visiting him one of many days there, I accompanied him as he made his way down the hallway. He gripped the handrail with his right hand while navigating the wheelchair with his left. Though there were footrests on the chair, the heel of his right leg dragged stubbornly...

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Life’s Unpredictability Has a Silver Gold Lining

Life’s Unpredictability Has a Silver Gold Lining

There’s a certain dread in running into someone or something unpredictable. Not knowing what they’re going to do or what’s going to happen makes us uneasy even afraid of what the consequences might be. Our mind prevents us from venturing too close to something unknown because it is literally protecting us from what it perceives/labels as dangerous to our survival. Now let’s flip this the other way. Can unpredictability be viewed from a positive...

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