8 Things Needed For A Happy Life

All you need are these 8 simple yet crucial guidelines: EXERCISE DIET & NUTRITION TIME IN NATURE CONTRIBUTION & SERVICE RELATIONSHIPS RECREATION RELAXATION & STRESS MANAGEMENT SPIRITUAL OR RELIGIOUS FAITH Yes it’s this simple…..truly. And yes, this is direct from a 13 year old. But before you toss it out the window, consider this. Who better to ‘remind’ us of what we truly need in life than someone who hasn’t lived enough of it to be ‘jaded’ yet? With ourRead more

10 Letters to Living a Happier Life

We’re all looking for ways to improve the quality of our lives, in one way or another. Whether it’s through bettering yourself with exercise or healthy eating habits or maybe even through faith or meditation….actively seeking any positive change is the first step in living a happier life. Sometimes it helps to have a guideline on how to apply these changes daily and permanently, without any real sacrifice in the process, and this small yet inspirational tool can prove toRead more

KEEP YOUR OWN KEY

I saw this over the weekend and it immediately spoke to me. At first, it seemed simple enough. Just keep my happiness key in my own pocket and BOOM – all problems solved, right? Well applying this ditty to daily life isn’t as easy as just saying it aloud. In order to find out how to keep your key to yourself, you first have to figure out how its given away in the first place. One of the most commonRead more

THINK HAPPY THOUGHTS

Ahh the power of positive thinking. We hear about it often; in many ways by many sources. For example,  “Think happy thoughts” – Peter Pan. “Stay positive” – Your Mother. “Reduce stress by eliminating negative-self-talk” – Mayo Clinic.  It’s been scientifically proven that staying optimistic, even in the most stressful of circumstances, can truly change your life. Those who chose to look on the brighter side of things can often enjoy: Increased life span Lower rates of depression Lower levelsRead more

LET YOUR ARMS FLY – MINUS THE WINGS!

It’s happened to all of us. You raise your hand in the sweet summer tank top or dress to wave yourself a cab or as a ‘hi-ya’ to a friend and then QUICKLY slam it down due to the “the jiggles”. Your arm has a now betrayed you with a never-ending wave, long after you’ve stopped the act that put it in motion. But dont fret kiddies! Summer is young still and you’ve still got time to whip those guns intoRead more

Jim Henson Had Great Hope

“When i was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there.” – jim henson  Whether you’re a lover of all things Muppets or just enjoy being inspired, this classic quote by Jim Henson are words to live by. We have such a brief amount of time on this earth that its easy to forget how big of anRead more

10 Foods That Promote Brain Health

With the new year comes a few new resolutions. Whether it’s wanting a slimmer waistline, a healthier lifestyle, a strong relationship with others or just wanting to add a few more books to your reading list, we all have the best intentions for 2013. To get the motivation going you need to up your brain power first. But how do we exercise the squishy yet powerful organ between our ears?  First and foremost, PLAY WITH IT. Yes, you read thatRead more

Fight SAD-ness with Food!

It may be the most wonderful time of the year but sometimes with all the hustle and bustle of the holidays it can truly feel like the worst. We’re more lethargic than normal, maybe even a bit achy at times and often just as gloomy as the stormy weather outside. So what’s up with all the holiday doom and gloom? Don’t worry – you’re not turning into Ebenezer Scrooge. You’re more than likely suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder, or aptly referred toRead more

Change is Scary…Regret is Scarier.

With the coming of the new year comes personal reflection and more often than not, strong vows of change. Whether it’s the desire to work out more, stop dating a ‘certain type’, start an entirely new career or maybe it’s just to make more time for our loved ones, all are vowed with genuine intent. However, as each year proves, it’s not long before “IT” happens – LIFE. We soon get back to business as usual and the excuses toRead more

Be Kind….

No matter how rough the road may get at times, try to remember we all have our own rocky paths to trek. It’s easy to dirty others with the dust we carry from our own personal strife; sometimes it’s inevitable. But who’s to say that because our current path maybe dusty & dirty, we should let it dirty others along the way? Smiling through tears is often impossible but ripping into a stranger because their life seems peachy keen isRead more