Is happiness predetermined?

Is happiness predetermined? There are many theories on this. I’ve heard that genetics can determine our happiness quotient. Our previous experiences and how we reacted to them plays a big part on our happiness. Our habits may also affect our positive state of being.

Have you ever heard a person say…”Things are going great, but I’m just not happy”? Have you ever wondered why you couldn’t find happiness?

I’ve often wondered why can’t we choose to be happy? Can’t we overcome our genetic unhappiness gene? Why can’t we change our knee-jerk unhappiness outlook on life? (more…)

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Are you losing your patience?
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Are you losing your patience?

Are you losing your patience? Unfortunately I am. Sometimes, things seem to bother me more as I get older. This is frustrating because I assumed that I’d be more tolerant and wiser at this stage of the game. Do you feel this way?

I decided that a self-assessment is needed to help alleviate my angst. What is actually bothering me? What can I do about it? These are very important questions that we need to ask ourselves when we feel more agitated than usual. (more…)

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Do you have to do everything yourself?
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Do you have to do everything yourself?

Do you have to do everything yourself? As a highly sensitive person, it’s taken me too long to figure out the answer to this question. The answer is no!

My perfectionism used to tell me….”If you want something done correctly, you need to do it yourself.” Can any of you relate to this nonsense?

Other non-productive thoughts and actions come to mind. They include:

  • I don’t want to be obligated to anyone. Therefore, I shouldn’t ask for help when I need it. Why not, wouldn’t I try to help someone if I could? (more…)

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I believe in the power of purpose

I believe the power of purpose has given me the strength and perseverance to accomplish something that I never thought was possible. A burning desire to fully utilize my talents and help others has made my life happier and more productive.

The day of April 12th is very significant to me. April 12th was the day of my father’s birth and April 12th , 2005 was the date that I discovered that I was a highly sensitive person. I always knew that I was very sensitive, but I didn’t realize that my highly sensitive nature had a specific cause. (more…)

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