2014 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,900 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 48 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the … More 2014 in review

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #32– Don’t take your life for granted


One of the things I admire most about my oldest and dearest friend, Edna, is that she has never taken her life for granted. In fact, she usually seems shocked at how she could have ended up with this great life, wonderful kids and grand kids, a good husband, the ability to travel, and pretty … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #32– Don’t take your life for granted

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #31– Be Your Own Best Friend


Now that I am involved in a caretaker role for the first time, I find this step particularly relevant. If you want to be happy, you have to take care of YOU! I tell my caretaker-type clients to look at it this way: If you don’t take care of yourself, who is going to be … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #31– Be Your Own Best Friend

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #30– Get out of your own way


It’s easy to see it in other people. But we are all guilty of it. We are ALL our own worst enemies. Even those of us who really do like and appreciate ourselves are guilty from time to time of getting in our own way. Here are some thought-provoking questions to ask yourself on a regular … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #30– Get out of your own way

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #29– Want What You Have


I think this Step is the most important one for having a happy marriage. Do I think people should stay together if they aren’t happy together? No. No one needs or SHOULD stay married to a wife-beater or an alcoholic who won’t get help. But finding something new every day to appreciate about your mate … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #29– Want What You Have

101 Ways to be Really Happy: Step # 28– Be Honest with Yourself


So much of the most infallible wisdom in life seems deceptively simple. Tip #28 is one of those cases. If I were told I could only give one Happiness Tip to everyone, this one would be it. Be Honest with Yourself. When you are honest with yourself, everything else just falls into place. Think about it. … More 101 Ways to be Really Happy: Step # 28– Be Honest with Yourself

101 Ways to be Really Happy: Step #26 –Stretch Yourself


The biggest problem with staying in your comfort zone is that when something “uncomfortable” happens, as it is bound to do at some point in your life, you will be ill prepared. Learn to welcome New experiences, even if they are difficult at first. Challenges, not only build confidence, they are stimulating mentally, physically, emotionally, … More 101 Ways to be Really Happy: Step #26 –Stretch Yourself