Happiness is an elusive, dynamic, ever changing gift. Sometimes we know we used to be happy when we notice we aren’t right now. Do you recall moments in childhood, or that first blush of love when you were giddy with joy? Were you aware of Continue reading Stop Trying So Hard to Be Happy
Many couples are questioning the wisdom of raising children at this time in our history. Some feel pressure, and some aren’t ready. A reader just sent me this: “Beth: This irritates me. Do some woman exaggerate their love of children so they’ll seem more perfect? Continue reading On Parenting and Babies
On my dad’s wall was a quote by John Shedd, “A ship in the harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships were built for.” I thought of this when I heard a woman on the Dr. Phil show complaining it was hard to meet Continue reading Life is not a straight line
Money is a powerful aphrodisiac. But flowers work almost as well.” — Robert Heinlein “Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery “When the happiness of another person becomes as essential Continue reading Quotables ~ Relationships
This Youtube Video says it all. A group of Brits got together in the Liverpool station to make an ad for T-mobile. It brings tears to my eyes. Watch how strangers got involved, and how a simple thing like dancing for 10 minutes brought people Continue reading Resilience of the Human Spirit
Pay attention while you are out and about getting ready for the Holidays. Humans make for interesting entertainment. I am at the Post office. Lines are long as Arizona residents struggle with the notion of 75º afternoons and Christmas only two weeks away. Here is Continue reading Inexpensive Holiday Entertainment
Actually, I could title this, “The Real Secret to Life UN-happiness just as easily. In tracking my progress over the decades, it’s easy to see the ups and downs. Much like standing on a mountain and looking back over the path you’ve walked to get Continue reading The Real Secret to Life Happiness?
What’s YOUR story? Everyone has a head full of myths about how the world works. Oh yes you do. We have this wonderful brain that has the ability to combine truth and fiction in an instant. I didn’t realize how movies had affected my belief Continue reading Our Attitudes Come From the Stories We Tell Ourselves