The Science of Happiness
Went to a great Georgetown Alumni Coaching Conference this week and one of the wonderful breakout sessions that all dealt with resilience, showed us this video by Soul Pancake. This gratitude practice is a simple, yet powerful way to increase your happiness by up to 22% and make a memorable difference to someone in your life. Watch and see.... and then tell me what you did!
We Get It!
To all my friends who have children.. to all the moms and dads... We get it!
My husband and I were not blessed, and ultimately chose to not have children. Whenever people would ask us if we had kids, which happens very often when you first meet someone, we would respond: "We have cats!" It almost felt like we had to say something to make us feel "OK" about our response. During the years when I struggled with infertility, I would often ask God: "why?" "What is the reason we're going through this?" Like there had to be some rational reason for our life circumstance... life is fair, right?... NOT!
As you may know from reading other blogs, we became the primary caretaker for my mom, who suffers from dementia. Eighteen months later, my mother-in-law has also come to live at the same continuing care community as my mom. We have our family wagon (see prior post), and we are now experiencing what we imagine you parents have experienced for most of your lives. We now get it!
Joy Goldman is an avid photographer, and perpetual seeker of positive and inspiring views. She has spent much of her life, regardless of career expression, in finding what's positive, and using that to serve others. As a lifelong learner, Joy lives the principles she teaches, and challenges herself to be a model for the courage, humility and authenticity she requests of others.