Category Archives: Happiness

For Eric and one happy night

Tomorrow would have been the 47th birthday of my friend Eric. He passed away this year, just a few months ago, doing something he loved. He was training for a triathlon and pumping himself to compete, achieving goal after goal … Continue reading

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Serenity and the Artist’s Eye

This week I’ve experienced moments of serenity. Wonderful, singular, restful moments of tranquility that have been calm ports in the storm of the normal. I arrived early for a late-afternoon meeting in Woods Hole and entered the fray of seeking … Continue reading

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Floating

It was a Lucy N. kind of day. The art teacher where I work paints breathtaking portraits of sky — beautiful blue with wispy white cotton clouds, and my sister and I felt like we were in one of her … Continue reading

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The Happiness Army

Sometimes you need to gird yourself for happiness, like a warrior preparing for battle. There will be forces out there that try to derail you, but you can arm yourself with tools that help get you through the day. Confidence, … Continue reading

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Happiest Country in the World

Just a quickie here. I’ve just heard on the news that Costa Rica is the happiest country in the world. Hmmm.

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Show, don’t tell

It was one week ago that my boss told me he didn’t think I was happy and I began The Happiness Plan. Today, I wanted to go into his office and tell him how I’m doing. I wanted to say, … Continue reading

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Well, hello, shin splints

I started my workout plan today. I geared up, made sure my ipod had juice and set my phone to vibrate. Plugging into the Black Eyed Peas’ I Gotta Feeling, I took the first step and off I went. Turning … Continue reading

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