12 Things That You Should Be Truly Proud Of

If asked what you are proud of, how would you respond? Would you be able to reel off a list of achievements, or would you be lost for words? Pride is a funny old emotion. It says, in no small way, that I have performed well; I have succeeded; I have surpassed expectations. But there is more to pride than this. It can be more discrete, more softly spoken; it doesn’t have to be all brash and loud as it screams, “Look at me!”...

Why you will never find happiness

Why you will never find happiness

For many years I just wanted to be happy. Is that too much to ask? I’m sure you’re no different, the pursuit for happiness is present in everybody.Isn’t it quite reasonable to have a few little comforts that make us feel alive, secure, and happy. I wrote a blog a while ago ‘Why I’m Giving up My Search for Happiness‘ and it has been on my mind the last few days. Did I really give up this search for happiness? No, not really. I thought working on my spiritual journey and being told to let go of the search...

How to find your happiness in 3 minutes!

Happiness, what is it? Where is it? Can I have some of it…? Wait, wait… slow down. Don’t skip! It’s right here… YES!  It’s in the mundane, the normal, going to work, the dishes, taking the children to school or doing the housework. REALLY? Why? Because, if something goes wrong, your health deteriorates, lose your job or an accident you are going to wish you were right back to the mundane. Suddenly the mundane is your new baseline for your happiness. Isn’t happiness up there with job promotions, winning, buying something, lust, desires, new relationship or great sex…? Nope…...

The Easy Way to Practice Gratitude

Without a doubt, the number one way to live a happier life is to practice gratitude. But why is it so important, and if it's simply 'appreciating what we have', then why do so few people do it? We become so focused on what we want, what we don't want, and what we haven't got, that we miss out on everything we do have. For weeks we desire a new item we've seen in a shop or online, we save our money or find a way to get it. When we finally get it we feel great, opening the item...

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