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The Error of Equating Happiness with Success

Holy moley! You have all seen it. The train wrecks…people who apparently have it “all” and self destruct. Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Anna Nicole Smith, Charlie Sheen, Demi Lovato. Anyone who would look at them would give their left arm for their wealth and “celebrity.”…


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Unhappiness is Easy — Happiness Takes Work

As quite as its not kept, I grew up in a family that took the FUN out of dysfunction. As the great grand-daughter of a sharecropper, grand-daughter of a woman with just a 4th grade education, an alcoholic, narcissistic parent, an inordinate amount of violence delivered via…


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Getting In Touch & Staying True To Your Personal Values = Happiness

Not to get all philosophical on folks; but the journey of life is made up moments – some good, some bad, some great. But the real question is — who’s map are you using?  One day I just didn’t understand why I couldn’t put my…


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The Difference Between A Daydreamer and Oprah

Vision without action is just a dream. And action without vision is a wasted day But vision with action CAN CHANGE THE WORLD! Turn your dreams into reality by activating your vision — of the life you want, the love you deserve, your success, your…


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OWN Your Happines

Through the years (not that I am an old woman) I learned many valuable lessons. The most valuable of all lessons was taking responsibility for my personal happiness. Meaning, that I had to stop looking for people (men) or things to make me happy. Once…


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What Are YOU Bringing to the Relationship Table?

So many women have a laundry of list of things that their ideal mate needs to have (financially stable), be like (charming) , look like (6’2″, athletic build, brown hair, brown eye) etc. But the big question that I would like to encourage women, as…


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Don’t be a sell out!

This has nothing to do with keepin’ it real or being “down.” What I mean by don’t be a sell out is don’t SELL YOURSELF OUT to the dogma of society/family/friends/culture. Compromising your values and beliefs to be accepted by others is going to hurt…


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Happy women know that taking responsibility for YOUR OWN happiness leads to growth and enlightenment

The one thing that I’ve learned from my own personal emotional growth is that the only way that I am going to be happy is if I TAKE RESPONSIBILITY of making ME happy. No man — ok let me rephrase before someone thinks that I…


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Being happy does not mean you ignore “unhappy feelings”

Ok campers, let’s keep it real. My life is great but that doesn’t mean that all my waking hours I have a permanent smile on my face. There are people who get on my very last nerve. Like, the rude people who don’t hold the…


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20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do then by the ones you did do. Explore…Dream…Discover ~ Mark Twain

The funny thing is…I don’t purposely look for quotes. I happen to read or hear something and it resonates with me. This quote from Mark Twain entered my day at a time where I was taking an Acela Express train to Washington, DC. A couple…


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