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Category: Being Happy

hand-lettered art journal page with quotes about hope

Happiness, depression, and feeling like a fraud

[ 1 ] August 29, 2016

Hi everyone, I want to apologize for disappearing for the past four years. I didn’t realize it at the time, but what really happened is that I felt like a fraud, so I stopped. After all, I wrote the book on how to be happy (literally!), and then I wasn’t happy. So who was I? […]

World Domination Summit globe on stage

Two days of inspiration in one small burst

[ 2 ] July 31, 2012

“The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you say to someone when you’re being uncool.”
— Almost Famous

happy couple waves goodbye out the back window of an old car

Celebrating an Ecstatic Goodbye + 50% off Beyond Fear

[ 4 ] July 22, 2012

It’s a year ago today that I gathered the last few things out of my office, took my name plate off the door, and walked out for the last time–a free woman. Here’s the secret most people won’t tell you: exciting = terrifying + awesome.

All you need is love

How to transform someone’s day in 2 minutes or less

[ 6 ] July 20, 2012

Once upon a time (a.k.a. this morning), I woke up feeling grumpy, anxious, and overwhelmed. (Also, fat and whiny–just to complete the picture.) Around 9:00, the phone rang…

The table is set for a delightful feast

Dear media, hands off my gravy before I hurt you

[ 2 ] November 23, 2011

Why is it that everywhere I look, there’s a magazine, newspaper, or website trying to tell me to restrain myself this Thanksgiving? If I sign a waiver conceding that I’ll probably die very soon, fat, ugly, and alone, will they get off my case?


365 Days of 17000 Days Celebration + Giveaway

[ 5 ] September 14, 2011

Today is the one-year anniversary of 17,000 Days! Woohoo! To celebrate, I’m giving away a copy of my Less Hassle, More Harmony Relationship Workshop.

looking up through Queen Anne's Lace flowers.

10 11 Awesome Things

[ 10 ] June 23, 2011

Maybe you’ve heard of the 1000 Awesome Things blog. I think that guy is on the right track, so I decided to make my own (much shorter) list.

two people in love

Creating beautiful moments

[ 6 ] April 11, 2011

Rushing around too much? Here’s how to live a more beautiful life.

New Ebook: How to be Happy (No Fairy Dust or Moonbeams Required)

New Ebook: How to be Happy (No Fairy Dust or Moonbeams Required)

[ 13 ] March 11, 2011

Do you wish you could enjoy life more? Do you feel like something is missing, like there has to be more to life? At the same time, do you feel guilty for being dissatisfied when you could have it much worse? You need to know this stuff!

A man doing nothing

Sucking the marrow out of minimalism, doing nothing, and becoming the New Weird

[ 10 ] February 18, 2011

Think about having a peaceful, calm, quiet existence. You don’t worry about money, you don’t have to struggle to find the thing your need, and you don’t have to waste energy looking at messes or excess stuff. Above all, you have time to breathe, time to think, time to relax, time to space out, time to be.

Harmony ahead (pop 18)

What’s keeping you from inner peace?

[ 2 ] January 19, 2011

Most people are unhappy. There are many possible reasons for this, but one of the most common is that there’s a conflict between their actions and what they truly value.

Finding your purpose in life: could it be this simple?

Finding your purpose in life: could it be this simple?

[ 8 ] January 7, 2011

I’ve long struggled with trying to find meaning and purpose in my life. Why am I here? What’s most important? What should I be striving for? During the religious times, add “what does God want me to do?”