The Happiness Connection

Life without expectations

Jun 23, 2019 / 11:00 am

How do you feel about birthdays? Do you try to ignore them do something small to celebrate go all out? I love my birthdays and try to make each one special...

Willing to shear your hair?

Jun 16, 2019 / 11:08 am

You are so brave! What would you need to do to deserve such an accolade? Go to a foreign land by yourself? Quit your secure job to become an entrepreneur? Or...

Survivor isn't just a TV show

Jun 9, 2019 / 11:00 am

I am in a whirlwind of change. I’m also dealing with new challenges. My week started with a clogged sewer pipe. Who do I call? Thank you, Living Water...

Change is good for you

Jun 2, 2019 / 11:00 am

You can never step into the same river twice. — Heraclitus Change is something humans are programmed to dislike and yet try as you might, you can’t...

A new spin on spinster

May 26, 2019 / 11:00 am

With the wedding season just around the corner, I would like to devote this week’s column to the word spinster. When I got married at the age of 29, this...

Be clear, and get results

May 19, 2019 / 11:00 am

For many, this time of year brings transition. Graduates from high school or university are faced with the question, “What next?” This isn’t...

Shadow side of mom's day

May 12, 2019 / 11:00 am

“Be careful what you wish for; it just might come true.” This saying has always intrigued me, especially when I was younger. How could wanting to go...

Thank what you give away

May 5, 2019 / 5:00 pm

During your life, you have opportunities to experience what it is like to be on opposite sides of a similar situation. You’ve been both a child and an...

What do you see?

Apr 28, 2019 / 11:00 am

Look at the picture above. What do you think is happening in this photograph? I’ve asked this question in many workshops and received answers about...

Do you think you can?

Apr 21, 2019 / 11:00 am

I wonder what life would be like if we believed we could do anything we put our minds to. I just came across a reference to the story The Little Engine That...

'None as queer as folk'

Apr 14, 2019 / 11:00 am

Have you ever been in a gathering and watched one person behaving in a different way from everyone else? My Toastmasters group (Kelowna AM Toastmasters) hosted...

You're looking fertile

Apr 7, 2019 / 11:00 am

With beach season approaching, magazines covers are trying to entice you to buy them with promises of weight loss and toning secrets you can’t live...

For whom the doorbell rings

Mar 31, 2019 / 11:00 am

A conversation this week left me wondering whether the doorbell will soon go the way of cassette tapes and typewriters. At a breakfast meeting, my table somehow...

Do you have enough?

Mar 24, 2019 / 11:00 am

What kind of attitude do you have about money? Do you have more than enough? Do you wish you had more? Or are you like baby bear, and have just the right...

View from the middle

Mar 17, 2019 / 11:00 am

Everything looks like a failure in the middle. – Kanter’s Law I stumbled upon this nugget of wisdom while I was searching for a topic for this...

Don't let life drown you

Mar 10, 2019 / 11:20 am

Just when I thought I had everything under control …… We are getting our house ready to go on the market. Anyone who has packed up a house, and...

A plea for help

Mar 3, 2019 / 11:13 am

Have you ever found yourself in a situation you can’t deal with by yourself? I’m sure you all have. How did you feel about asking for help? This is...

Date-night with yourself

Feb 24, 2019 / 11:00 am

I recently attended a beautiful, traditional wedding. The occasion was joyful. The setting was magnificent. Many things were worthy of remembering for how...

Live from the inside out

Feb 17, 2019 / 11:18 am

“If I get that new job, then I’ll be happy.” “Buying that sporty new car, will make me feel young again.” “A new partner is...

The pain of loneliness

Feb 10, 2019 / 11:00 am

I’m not sure if it is because of the time of year, but several people I’ve connected with this week told me they are lonely. Loneliness is a...