Category Archives: happiness

What I know about love and the surefire way to heal a wounded heart

This post was commissioned by the lovely Therese Schwenkler of the seriously-you-should-be-reading-this blog The Unlost who asked if I might be willing to write something about love and heartbreak for a blog post celebrating her one year “single-versary.” She was hoping I would provide some wisdom and hope for women who are currently dealing with […]

The secret to happiness

This is a chair: And this is a person: Wanting this person to be any different than they are, would be like wanting the chair to get up and walk across the room. No matter how much I may want the chair to get up and walk across the room, it’s never going to happen. […]

Brene Brown: The courage to be imperfect

Day 2 of LITTOF Inspiration Week is all about the power of vulnerability as masterfully distinguished by research professor and author Brene Brown. Do you watch TED talks? My mom was the first person to introduce me to TED at least five years ago. There have been so many TED talks that have inspired me […]

How to Spring Clean Your Soul

You know how to spring clean your home. And if you don’t, Martha Stewart is happy to tell you. But do you know how to spring clean your soul?Yes, your soul.Consider this: If it’s so important to dust your light bulbs and switch the direction of your ceiling fan, isn’t it even more important to cleanse […]

The dangerous pursuit of happiness

Bob once said this: “Our country is dedicated to the ‘Pursuit of Happiness.’ The problem with that is that if we’re constantly pursuing happiness… we’re never actually happy. It’s always in front of us. We should be dedicated instead to Happiness. Or just being happy.” Wise words, no? (I love that man) I believe that […]

The re-birth of LITTOF

This doesn’t have to be awkward.I know it’s been a while, but I’m still me and you’re still you.Let’s talk as though no time has passed. It can be that way, right?That’s the testament of a true friendship. Time goes by but it feels like only yesterday. So, yes. I’m back. I know what you’re […]

A priceless reminder to just be happy from a Zen Master

So I fully intended to do a Friday “Links in the Time of Foreclosure” blog post to stick to my new and self-imposed structure for the blog, but I got sidetracked with the post about the Release of Lien and ran out of time to do the ‘links’ post. It was a busy week as […]

My sappy secret

Last night just before we turned the lights off to go to sleep after a long day, I turned to Bob and whispered, “Do you miss the house?” There was a pause. A silence. Then I quickly answered my own question, “I miss it. I miss the house,” I said with a guilty face. A […]