authentic happiness

I AM The Movie

In the category of ‘there are no coincidences”, about a week ago I found myself watching one of the final episodes of Oprah. Although I am a devoted fan, student and teacher of her work, I have not seen a segment on the air date in literally years. I specifically tuned in because I had...
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The Future of Philanthropy

Giving, and the positive impact on the giver, is a very hot topic this week.  There seems to be no end to people and causes that are in need.  A search of TED.com resulted in a an interesting conversation (as always) on the subject of the future of philanthropy. http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/katherine_fulton_you_are_the_future_of_philanthropy.html Happy Giving.  Thank you. Andrea...
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Marshmallows Predict Success in Life

It may be a holiday in the U.S. today, but one of the leading researchers in Positive Psychology combined a bit of holiday in Hawaii with a bit of work by posting the following article.  I remember the first time I read this work.  Being a sugar addict from birth, I had negative thoughts of...
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There is a short list on which I keep the names of people whose work I admire in any given field.  I find keeping such a list stops me from wondering in the ‘woods’ of an Internet search on any given topic.  When it comes to those I trust in the field of applied positive...
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Superstition and Happiness

Today I was engaged in an interesting conversation with a client about superstition — holding them and what that means relative to your belief in God and Einstein’s proposition that there are two kinds of people in the world — those who believe the world is a friendly place and those who believe the world...
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The Change Is Good

Many have asked how I can maintain my positive perspective given the erratic state of affairs in all areas of our lives and the world.  My answer can be easiest explained by a real life example.  What follows is an portion of a newsletter from Honeybee Capital written by Honeybee’s founder Katherine Collins.  Katherine may...
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The Hidden Gift of the Gratitude Exercise – Part 1

As 2010 comes to a close, I decided to republish a blog about closure, letter writing and most of all gratitude for those we love in our lives.  Enjoy this day, and every day.  Remember to remember:  this moment is the only one you really have, may you use it to be love, see love,...
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