It’s Happiness Happens Day: Start a Laughing Yoga practice to celebrate

Last year, I was certified to begin leading Laughter Yoga. I offered some free community classes and now I’m bringing them back for a limited time. Starting next week, I’ll be offering FREE Zoom sessions for the remainder of August. I’ll offer one lunchtime session on Mondays at 11:30 a.m. Eastern and one morning sessionContinue reading “It’s Happiness Happens Day: Start a Laughing Yoga practice to celebrate”

Why YOUR happiness matters

I’m generally optimistic, but my optimism is tempered with a healthy dose of realism. And it’s obvious that life outside my front door? Well, it’s a mess. How on earth could I possibly be telling you that your happiness should be a priority and that it matters not just to me, but the world when we’re inundated with bad news, scandals, meanness and injustice everywhere you turn.? Because it’s a scientific fact that your happiness not only makes you healthier; it makes the whole world better. Happiness is contagious. That’s not just some toxically-positive social meme pablum; it’s scientifically proven. So your happiness can change the world.

What is happiness anyway?

Defining “happiness” isn’t as simple as looking up the word in the dictionary. Even the dictionary uses the words: “pleasure,” “contentment,” “joy.” What are those? Asking “What is happiness?” is like asking, “What is truth, love, freedom or justice?” It’s an ideal. Intangible. Something we understand when we experience it, and also know when we are missing it. Everyone has their own understanding and definition of it.

Grief impacts ALL of you

Society incorrectly believes that grief is an emotion. Instead, grief itself is something you experience, which means you “feel” all kinds of emotions as you live it. Grieving impacts your body, mind and spirit as much as any other part of life you experience: vacations, job searches, marriages, divorces, school, and on and on. What are some ways the grief experience affects your physical body, and what can you do to mitigate some of those issues? Let’s talk about that.