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Choosing Happiness

How did you wake up today?  How were you feeling?  Were you dreading getting up?  Did you wish you could press snooze and sleep for another hour? Those first few minutes of opening our eyes in the morning can really set the tone for the rest of our day.

What I’ve come to learn is that YOU decide every single morning how your day is going to pan out.  You have a choice every day, every moment really.  Now yes, I guess this is easier said than done.  I don’t just wake up every morning and say I choose to be happy and magically have the perfect day every day.  It’s a practice for sure.


But here are just a few ways that I choose happiness:

Focus on what you have.  Practice gratefulness. Practice gratitude. Every morning you wake up take a moment to reflect on all you have.  Maybe it’s as simple as a roof over my head, or a blanket to keep me warm.  Or maybe it’s for the loving partner sleeping by my side.  Continue reading

Snapping Out of a Funk

Happy Sunday friends!  It’s been a little while since I’ve checked in which makes me sad.  This is primarily due to the fact that I was just in some weird funk last week.  Sound familiar?

photoOne of those weeks where I kept harping on the negatives, feeling bad for myself, making excuses not to get things done, and just feeling a bit off.

We all have these weeks because well…we are human.  Life isn’t always full of rainbows and for most of us staying positive and happy requires a constant conscious effort.

Life is full of contrasts really.  Weekdays and weekends.  Rainy days and sunny days.  Times of joy and times of heartache. Moments of togetherness and moments of loneliness.  The more we can learn to embrace these contrasts the better we can navigate the eb and flow of our life.

Here’s just a few ways that I was able to snap out of my funk:

Get outside.  Even if it’s only five minutes.  Take a moment to breathe in fresh air.  Focus on your inhales and exhales and be present for a few minutes.  This is really the only place life exists, here and now.  So let go of the past and try not to worry about the future. Continue reading