Well I sure learned a big life lesson today! I should start by saying just because I know these steps.... doesn't mean I'm any good at doing them. I don't know if we ever get good at it. But, we get better which is something. Ok, I'm procrastinating. Dawdling. Kicking dirt around trying to put … Continue reading Open mouth – Insert my big fat foot!
Hello Everyone, So this is my first blog that isn’t related to the “steps” to happiness. And I’m already struggling with what to talk about. So I’m just going to jump right in with the doubters. You know who you are. The people who don’t believe that you can create happiness. They think it happens … Continue reading What if I disagree…..
You made it through all 5 steps!!!! Yay for you! How do you feel? Can you tell a difference? Probably not. This is a lifetime kinda thing. It's a new way to live your life. And I'm thinking it takes a lifetime to get good at. But, bit-by-bit your life will become more peaceful and … Continue reading Bringing it all together
You did it! You made it to the last step! Before we finish these steps, let’s have a little recap. What have we learned so far? Well, for one thing we learned we aren't who we thought we were. I’m not the Molly who thinks she needs to color her hair and look a … Continue reading Step 5 – Make Room For God
The Golden Rule - "Do unto others, as you would have others do unto you." The "Golden Rule" was given by Jesus of Nazareth, who used it to summarize the Torah: "Do to others what you want them to do to you. This is the meaning of the law of Moses and the teaching of … Continue reading Step 4 – What goes around, comes around
The Power of Gratitude Gratitude is huge! Gratitude is enormous! Gratitude is really, really, really big when it comes to creating happiness. Are you getting the idea that I think gratitude is important? Gratitude is powerful because it can actually create peace and happiness. It doesn't just make you happy. It doesn't just bring you … Continue reading Step 3 – I am so grateful
You are not a mind reader and neither is anyone else. Ok, so you are now acknowledging your feelings and taking ownership of them. What's next? Are you ready for this? You don't know what other people are thinking and feeling or why they do what they do. And likewise they don't know what you … Continue reading Step 2 – If you could read my mind
Taking Ownership of your feelings One of the key parts of creating your own peace and happiness involves being in charge of your life. When we lose control of different parts of our lives, it throws us off balance and we're unsettled. Lose enough control of your life and you start to feel anxious and … Continue reading Step 1 – Own your feelings
Such a simple little word - happiness. We all want it. So how do we get it? This site is about my journey to creating peace and happiness and, along the way, I will share what I've learned in my research. I have a Master's of Science degree in Developmental Psychology. Big deal - right? … Continue reading Introduction