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The Happiness Connection

You're perfect!

May 9, 2017 / 8:00 pm

I used to tell my students I was like Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way. They would groan and laugh, but I wonder how many of them wished they...

Learn to enjoy yes

Apr 30, 2017 / 11:00 am

Do you have problems saying no? Do you find yes slipping from your lips every time you are asked to get involved with a project, volunteer at your child’s...

Little things mean a lot

Apr 23, 2017 / 10:00 pm

Have you ever driven home from work, but have no recollection of how you got there? This is a common occurrence for some of us, and illustrates how you can go...

Finding your sweet spot

Apr 16, 2017 / 11:00 am

Do you ever have ‘one of those days?’ A day when so many things seem to go wrong? Of course, you do. We all have days like that. It is common to...

It's not about the money

Apr 9, 2017 / 11:00 am

If you want to live a happy life, is it more important to have: a) Freedom of choice? b) Money? If your brain is screaming, “The answer is b,"...

Begin with you!

Apr 2, 2017 / 11:00 am

If you are of a certain age, you may remember the first time you opened your mouth and your mother or father’s voice came out. You uttered the words you...

Go ahead. Be 'selfish'

Mar 26, 2017 / 11:00 am

Is taking care of yourself selfish? Do you regularly take a working lunch so you can get a few extra tasks off your list, stop going to the gym, because you...

Happiness is a POV

Mar 19, 2017 / 11:00 am

When I tell people I specialize in helping the world to be happier, I get a wide variety of reactions. For the most part, they fall into two camps: one that...

Ditch the negativity

Mar 12, 2017 / 11:00 am

As I sit at my computer, I am looking out on snowy Kelowna, and wondering where spring has gone. Doesn’t the weather realize it is the middle of March....

Be wary of expectations

Mar 5, 2017 / 11:00 am

Did you watch the Academy Awards last Sunday? Do you agree with the winner, or would you have chosen a different movie to take the top honour? Every year, as...

Does your heart sing?

Feb 26, 2017 / 11:00 am

Perhaps because we recently celebrated Valentine’s and Family days, I’ve been thinking about hearts and the part they play in our desire to be...

Be kind, get happy

Feb 19, 2017 / 11:00 am

Have you ever been to the TELUS Convention Centre in Calgary? It is a wonderful facility with a warren of corridors, escalators and rooms. I was there speaking...

How full is your glass?

Feb 12, 2017 / 11:00 am

What do you think of all the snow we've been getting? If you love winter, you may be jumping up and down with glee. If you aren’t so much of a cold...

You need to belong

Feb 5, 2017 / 11:00 am

Social connections are the relationships you have with the people around you. You can create connection with family and close friends, or you can create it...

Focus on your goals

Jan 29, 2017 / 11:00 am

Last week, I wrote about setting goals. Research has found a strong link between working to attain a goal and feelings of happiness, and satisfaction. Once you...

Decide what you want

Jan 22, 2017 / 3:00 pm

How many important things did you get done last week? Do you even know what important things you needed to do? If you answered yes to both questions, I’ll...

You can beat the blues

Jan 15, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Having a Bad Day? Let Me Help When you think of having a happy life, what do you imagine? Do you imagine yourself having bad hair days, annoying work...

Leave the Joneses alone

Jan 8, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Stop trying to keep up with the Joneses We have been conditioned by society to compare ourselves to others. In school, we judge how good our marks are by...

The one per cent philosophy

Jan 1, 2017 / 11:00 am

Are you an all-or-nothing kind of person? I didn’t give that question much thought until I attended a workshop to listen to nutrition-and-fitness expert...

How to keep your ho ho ho

Dec 25, 2016 / 9:00 am

Don’t let your family ruin your day What do you picture when you imagine yourself having a happy life? Do you imagine having bad hair days, and feeling...

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