The Laughter Gene

“Then, not only a breeze of love and spirit…ever a giggle and a smile…cheer/cheer/cheer!…Charm and just plain happy personality brought her far ahead of the era.” -An excerpt from a letter written to me about my grandmother from a family friend The description above was written by a gentleman who my grandmother worked for years … More The Laughter Gene

The Laughter Secret

The definition of the expression Shhhh, is not “be quiet.” The real definition is: I can’t deal with your expressions of happiness. You are laughing too loud. And when you laugh loud that means you have happiness in your life. I am afraid. I am afraid because I may never know that level of happiness. … More The Laughter Secret

Father’s Day Amends

“Sometimes we hurt the people we love the most, and that’s more than words to a song.” -Melody Beattie (Codependent No More Workbook) Side note: For some reason I’ve been in a Melody Beattie mood lately. I truly love this woman’s insight. Step 9 of 12 step recovery suggests that we make amends. Specifically, the step … More Father’s Day Amends

Thanks for Writing, Commentator, and One Lovely Blog Award

“Today I release those beliefs that are destructive, that have outlived their usefulness. Today my thoughts center on beauty, abundance, order, love, freedom, and health.” -Rokelle Lerner in Daily Affirmations for Adult Children of Alcoholics A few days ago, my inadequacy wounds were triggered and I got the “crazies.” You know, the “crazies” happens whenever … More Thanks for Writing, Commentator, and One Lovely Blog Award

Blog Awards!

The blog awards have been running rampant lately, so much that I haven’t been able to keep up. I have about 3 in the pipeline. This is a recovery practice for me…to be able to take in compliments, without disputing or fighting it. So I appreciate your participation in my emotional healing! I will respond … More Blog Awards!

The Happiness Theory

“I define happiness for myself. I make my own happiness today and experience joy in living in my own unique way.” –Rokelle Lerner So what role does happiness play in living a connected life? As I mentioned before, the overall goal in my own life is to have “joy,” but not in opposition to happiness. … More The Happiness Theory