Monthly Archives: October 2011

Happiness Highlights: Girlfriends in Memphis

Memphis, they say, is the birthplace of rock n’ roll, soul, and dry ribs barbecue. It’s where Elvis lived and Martin Luther King, Jr. died. There are endless sights to see and foods to eat, but we didn’t come for … Continue reading

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You Deserve More than Love

I saw one of those inspirational photo things on Facebook this week that purported to say a lot about what loves is. Or rather, it said a lot about what love is not. Love is not, according to the wisdom … Continue reading

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Learning to Let Go of Expectations

I went to a writer’s conference last weekend and I was ripe with expectations. I visualized and thought positively and did my best to manifest exactly what I wanted with my mind. Not surprisingly, I found myself disappointed at one … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: Where my Heart Is

I went to New York City this week for a couple days to attend a writing conference. The content was useful and the conversations meaningful. I got to spend a night in a suite at The Ritz-Carlton Central Park and … Continue reading

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10 Benefits of Living with Less

Someone asked me recently to share some of the specific benefits of “living like this.” Her family was considering taking a similar trip and wanted to know what they might be in for. The thing is, there is no one … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: Homesick Edition

Last week was a bit of an emotional roller coaster for us. We said goodbye to friends in Pittsburgh, discovered the hidden beauty of Hocking Hills, Ohio, met up with family in central Indiana, then said goodbye to family through … Continue reading

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One More Thing I Will Not Beat Myself Up About

I was hoping to have some really great news to share with you today. We’ve spent the last week exchanging emails and phone calls with producers for a daytime talk show, producers who were interested in having us bring the … Continue reading

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How to Stop Talking and Start Doing

Sometimes we need to remember to stop and soak up the moment we’re in. Quit thinking about the next big thing and just celebrate where we are right now. Sometimes we need to pay attention to the colors of today, … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: Shooting Blind

As I mentioned in a previous post, I went to Albuquerque, New Mexico last week to experience the 40th Annual International Balloon Fiesta. For nine days, hundreds of hot air balloons gather in one place to participate in balloon races … Continue reading

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The Downside of Travel: Saying Goodbye to Great Strangers

One of the best things about travel is meeting new people. It is also one of the hardest. I’ve spent the last three days in Albuquerque, New Mexico on a press trip, a PR-driven tour of a city meant to … Continue reading

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