Articles about Happiness

Choice Architecture

February 14th, 2018 / No Comments »

I’ve been setting myself up lately.  Setting myself up for success that is. How?  By applying the basics of a concept called choice architecture…to myself and my own habits. Wikipedia defines Choice Architecture as the “design of different ways in which choices can be presented to consumers,” manipulating the number of choices available, the location [...]


Realistic Life Balance

October 9th, 2017 / No Comments »

          The other day, a client asked me to explain, “how do you get to it all?” She wanted a concrete explanation of how to actually field the various roles and responsibilities life throws our way, while also maintaining some semblance of health, without a sense of constant overwhelm. She was [...]


The Emotional Cost of Change in Relationships

July 28th, 2017 / No Comments »

Making changes around in your life?  I bet you have calculated the cost of these changes, and probably even figured out who will oversee the change.  Maybe you even figured out a time estimate of how much of your schedule will be devoted to implementing the change.  However, what I am betting is that what [...]


The Upgraded 4 Burner Theory

March 27th, 2017 / No Comments »

A while back I read an excellent article by master blogger James Clear on what he called the 4-burner theory. Despite loving the overall concept, I rejected the idea of only having 4 burners. Partially I rejected the number 4 because I prefer odd numbers to even, partially because I just couldn’t quite get around [...]


Making Connections Through Sharing Simple Joys

November 21st, 2016 / No Comments »

If you believe the story my Mom tells, I could swim before I could walk.  Evidently I was in baby swim lessons by the time I was something like 3 months old.  Then I grew up near the water much of my life.  So it surprised everyone, even me, when I moved to Colorado a [...]