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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What is happiness for you?
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What is happiness for you?

What brings you joy? Have you ever taken the time to think about it? How can you be happy if you don’t know or appreciate what brings you bliss?

Highly sensitive people have a unique deep-thinking ability to appreciate life more fully. Why not use this natural resource? Here’s one of many tips from my new book, Real World Advice Specifically For Highly Sensitive People, Volume 2. (more…)

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Do you read to your child?

Parents are the first teachers that a child will encounter. You have a unique opportunity to start your child in the right direction. Many parents turn to early learning as a way to not only enhance their child’s knowledge, but also to build a strong bond early with their baby.

The early years of your child’s life are when they learn to trust you, and to learn that they can rely on mommy and daddy no matter what happens. The act of bonding with your child is one that will probably be the strongest bond you’ll ever have. (more…)

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Do you appreciate and utilize your gifts?
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Do you appreciate and utilize your gifts?

Do you take your talents and gifts for granted ? If I were to ask you to list your strengths and weaknesses, you’d probably list more weak points than strong ones. Why are we so critical of ourselves? Could it be that we assume that if something comes easy to us, it’s not a valuable skill or strength? Maybe we’re trying to be too perfect, so we discount anything that we do well, but not “perfect.” (more…)

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