SONJA LYUBOMIRSKY ~ THE MYTHS OF HAPPINESS ~ 2013

~ HA-BTTOVATAODAWT ~ Hedonic Adaptation – Both The Thrill Of Victory And The Agony Of Defeat Abate With Time

~ WAPTTFGPMEPTHTU ~ We Are Prone To Take For Granted Pretty Much Everything Positive That Happens To Us

~ TIOA ~ The Importance Of Appreciating

~ PWPAAAGTITLALLTATI ~ People Who Persist At Appreciating A Good Turn In Their Lives Are Less Likely To Adapt To It

~ AHPUFGT‘S’AFPTMATSCAEE ~ Appreciation Helps Prevent Us From Getting Too “Spoiled” And From Paying Too Much Attention To Social Comparison And Experiencing Envy

~ AWTTAARORITISIFOL ~ Another Way To Truly Appreciate And Relish Our Relationship Is To Imagine Subtracting It From Our Lives

~ TPOT ~ The Power Of Touch

~ PEAATNE ~ Positive Emotions Are Antidotes To Negative Emotions

~ SS ~ Social Support

~ AHWTCPE:AONGATFA-‘SD’-P ~ A Healthier Way To Consider Painful Experiences: Analyse Our Negative Feelings And Troubles From A – “Self-Distanced” – Perspective

~ DHWMYUTMT ~ Daily Hassles Will Make You Unhappier Than Major Traumas

~ FBAEMTW-IATTSINNIATFBRITAWAT-TWT-POEUIWHUMSOT ~ Finding Balance And Emotional Meaning Through Writing – It Appears That The Secret Is Not Necessarily In Airing These Feelings But Rather In The Actual Writing About Them – The Words Themselves – Putting Our Emotional Upheavals Into Words Helps Us Make Sense Of Them

~ TTO ~ Taking Time Off

~ WWDHTTT-WMBBTVATOR ~ When We Don’t Have Time To Think – We May Become Blind To Viable Alternatives To Our Routines

~ S-W-F-IR-MUH-H-TKRDHTBASORO ~ Strong – Warm – Fulfilling – Interpersonal Relationships – Make Us Happy – However – The Key Relationship Doesn’t Have To Be A Sexual Or Romantic One

~ RSTPFUGASBOITAATRTGATTUNAMA ~ Research Shows That People Facing Unrealistic Goals Are Significantly Better Off If They Are Able To Relinquish Those Goals And To Take Up New And Meaningful Activities

~ BGG ~ Be Genuinely Grateful

~ GER-TIIE-NT-TMUH ~ Growing Evidence Reveals – That It Is Experiences – Not Things – That Make Us Happy

~ SYMOMSPRTAFBO ~ Spend Your Money On Many Small Pleasures Rather Than A Few Big Ones

~ HBAP-T-D-N-A-A-TSFM-N-BCWWTH ~ Human Beings Are Programmed – To – Desire – Not – Appreciate – And – To Strive For More – Not – Be Contented With What They Have

~ TMMWH-TMWGUTI-ATMWW ~ The More Money We Have – The More We Get Used To It – And The More We Want

~ AMORHST-M-DH-TSWOR-THE-RU-L-F-L-A-E-A-MULLTHOACTOC ~ A Mountain Of Research Has Shown That – Materialism – Depletes Happiness – Threatens Satisfaction With Our Relationships – Harms The Environment – Renders Us – Less – Friendly – Likeable – And – Empathetic – And – Makes Us Less Likely To Help Others And Contribute To Our Communities

~ NEWIPIFO-F-P-A-R-NECTSCAV ~ Not Everyone Who Is Prosperous Is Focused On – Fame – Power – And – Riches – Not Everyone Catches The So-Called Affluenza Virus

~ TPOMARROEAPAFDAMMSCAGEAPUFAOFP ~ The Pursuit Of Money And Reputation Redirects Our Energies And Passions Away From Deeper And More Meaningful Social Connections And Growth Experiences And Prevents Us From Achieving Our Full Potentials

~ IMIMUH-ILBWASITKUWTN-VOW-O-FO-L-P-A-S ~ If Money Isn’t Making Us Happy – It’s Likely Because We Are Spending It To Keep Up With The Neighbors – Validate Our Wealth – Or – Flaunt Our – Looks – Power – And – Status

~ WWGTO-WFNOMPAO-BATRAW ~ When We Give To Others – We Feel Not Only More Positive About Ourselves – But About The Recipients As Well

~ SMTGYT ~ Spend Money To Give You Time

~ DBASTTHT ~ Don’t Be A Slave To The Hedonic Treadmill

~ WHTPTDWOEIAI-WYCTFOBPOYLATRFO ~ We Have The Power To Decide What Our Experience Is And Isn’t – What You Choose To Focus On Becomes Part Of Your Life And The Rest Falls Out

~ NBHARS ~ Nature Boosts Happiness And Relieves Stress

~ SBMS ~ Success Begets More Success

~ TRYAIPE-TRYWBIADOL ~ The Richer You Are In Positive Emotions – The Richer You Will Become In All Domains Of Life

~ SBO-G-T-O-D-ANTAA ~ Short Bursts Of – Gladness – Tranquility – Or – Delight – Are Not Trivial At All

~ IYCTUW-I-S-P-T-OE-TODMYFH-AT-PITROSM-YWGAHTTWSYWITOC ~ If You Come To Understand Which – Individuals – Situations – Places – Things – Or Even – Times Of Day Make You Feel Happy – And Then – Practice Increasing The Regularity Of Such Moments – You Will Gain A Hedonic Tool That Will Serve You Well In Times Of Crisis

~ THWA-TM-E-C-A-MWH ~ The Happier We Are – The More – Energy – Confidence – And – Motivation We Have

~ ITPOSS-OBDRAATS ~ In The Presence Of Social Support – Our Bodies Don’t React As Acutely To Stress

~ SS-IUADICFTPD-PUFCC-AIOPAADOHDOC ~ Social Support – Insulates Us Against Declines In Cognitive Functioning That Precede Dementia – Protects Us From Catching Colds – And Improves Our Prognosis After A Diagnosis Of Heart Disease Or Cancer

~ B-AL-P-A-M ~ Building – A Legacy – Purpose – And – Meaning

~ AMAWMFD-WFDIAUEM ~ As Much As We Might Fear Death – We Fear Dying Insignificant And Unloved Even More

~ HMMAPDYHIYOLRN? ~ How Much Meaning And Purpose Do You Have In Your Own Life Right Now?

~ DOONTAFGRTAHOUC ~ Dwelling On Our Negative Thoughts And Feelings Gives Rise To A Host Of Unpleasant Consequences

~ WEGHALPWWAATCOLAMTJ-ACO-I-F-M ~ We Experience Greater Happiness And Life Purpose When We Are Able To Construe Our Lives As More Than Just – A Collection Of – Isolated – Fleeting – Moments

~ WABAWWHTCTCAUFIASOPE ~ We Are Better Adjusted When We Have The Capacity To Convert An Uncertain Future Into A Series Of Predictable Events

~ SWATP-PAATGASOMAOATSLE-ATTCTCTTWTEARTTTR ~ Simply Writing About The Past – People Are Able To Gain A Sense Of Meaning And Order About Their Significant Life Events – Affording Them The Chance To Come To Terms With These Events And Reconcile Themselves To Their Regrets

~ IETRATI-WAMLTRITA ~ It’s Easier To Rationalize Actions Than Inactions – We Are More Likely To Regret Inactions Than Actions

~ TMCHNBPS-TBT-BAITMTMCPSR ~ Too Many Choices Has Now Been Persuasively Shown – To Be Toxic – Because An Inability To Manage Too Many Choices Produces Significant Regret

~ IWDTWSAGDOTTMMSORTD-RTTWO-WMDTTAMWTOWTSOT ~ If We Discover That We Squander A Great Deal Of Time To Making Many Small Or Fairly Trivial Decisions – Rather Than The Weighty Ones – We May Decide That There Are More Worthwhile Things On Which To Spend Our Time

~ ARTPIO ~ And Remember That Perfection Is Overrated

~ GPIAHISTIATAOU-NMTEOO-O-T-S-A-R-EOOUHSVAU-TOO-L-C-ASF ~ Goal Pursuit Is A Happiness-Increasing Strategy That Is Available To All Of Us – No Matter The Extent Of Our – Opportunities – Talents – Skills – And – Resources – Each One Of Us Has Something Valuable And Unique – To Offer Others – Learn – Cultivate – And Strive For

~ WMSWFHAWMSBTOTPFU ~ We Must Stop Waiting For Happiness And We Must Stop Being Terrified Of The Potential For Unhappiness

~ TNMFFHANSCTW ~ There’s No Magic Formula For Happiness And No Sure Course Toward Misery

TRACEY CLEANTIS ~ THE NEXT HAPPY

~ LGOTLYPAFANWF ~ Let Go Of The Life You Planned And Find A New Way Forward

~ TCONGU:P-P-F-I-S ~ The Consequences Of Not Giving Up: Physical – Psychological – Financial – Relational – Integrity – Spiritual

~ WWPOPWPOUG-WADOH-WDACPOOE-TAS-IWTIIPAA ~ When We Paint Over Pain With Premature Or Unexamined Gratitude – We’re Actually Delaying Our Healing – We’re Denying A Critical Part Of Our Experience – The Actual Suffering – In Which There Is Incredible Power And Agency

~ TULMBE ~ The Unlived Life Must Be Examined

~ SWWWFTDCSGUACAI ~ Seeing What We Wanted From The Dream Can Sometimes Give Us Another Chance At It

~ WWITTIOOWWCBLVPSSOHMIOL-WANSTC ~ When We Imagine That There Is Only One Way We Can Be Loved, Valued, Prized, Safe, Secure, Or Have Meaning In Our Lives – We Are Not Seeing Things Clearly

~ HITULIYPL?-YC?-TNOYWL? ~ How Is The Unlived Life Impacting Your Present Life? – Your Choices? – The Narrative Of Your Whole Life?

~ WATFAYULTTTY? ~ What Are The Fantasies About Your Unlived Life Trying To Tell You?

~ WITGAYLEWTD? ~ What Is The Good About Your Life Even Without The Dream?

~ HHY-WOWYDCT-MAD? ~ How Have You – With Or Without Your Dreams Coming True – Made A Difference?

~ WIITYRWUTDD?-WITEOI?-WQDYBHTDWGY? ~ What Is It That You Really Want Underneath The Desired Dream? – What Is The Essence Of It? – What Quality Did You Believe Having This Dream Would Give You?

~ HCYSMTDAR? ~ How Can You Symbolically Make This Dream A Reality?

~ ITAWTATQYASOTTWYI? ~ Is There Another Way To Attain The Qualities You Are Seeking Other Than The Way You Imagined?

~ AH-AIIDTC ~ Acceptance Happens – And It Is Different Than Closure

~ YDWI-AIDWO-AIINABOWYWMTMOATFSTAWFY ~ You Did Want It – And It Didn’t Work Out – And It Is Not A Betrayal Of What You Wanted Most To Move On And To Find Something That Actually Works For You

~ WDYTWHIYDA? ~ What Do You Think Will Happen If You Dream Again?

JOHN O’LEARY ~ ON FIRE ~ 2016

~ TFCYMMTIARILITOYL-IITLEBARTIIUTYTMTCIYL ~ The First Choice You Must Make To Ignite A Radically Inspired Life Is To Own Your Life – It Is To Leave Entitlement Behind And Realize That It Is Up To You To Make The Changes In Your Life

~ SME ~ Stop Making Excuses

~ LLOFMYAATKAOYS-YCTSYAATW-AYARAWTLLH ~ Living Life On Fire Means You Aren’t Afraid To Know And Own Your Story – You Celebrate The Scars You’ve Accumulated Along The Way – And You Are Ready And Willing To Live Life Honestly

~ AYAI?-EI-IP-ADTPOAPL ~ Are You All In? – Extinguish Indifference – Ignite Potential – And Discover The Power Of A Purposeful Life

~ AYOFWPT? ~ Are You On Fire With Purpose Today?

~ YCHJWG ~ You Can’t Have Joy Without Gratitude

~ WPTSUWIP-WCFTPWAHTMAIL ~ Without People To Show Us What Is Possible – We Can Forget The Power We All Hold To Make An Incredible Life

~ WM?-TMIWWATQCETHA-CW ~ Why Me? – The Manner In Which We Ask This Question Changes Everything That Happens Afterward – Choose Wisely

~ RTBSBPGAISIEAOL ~ Refuse To Become Stagnant By Purposefully Growing And Intentionally Stretching In Every Area Of Life

~ WMCYD? ~ What More Can You Do?

~ WUOPATBASTIAITWIPIW ~ We Underestimate Our Personal Ability To Be A Spark That Ignites And Influences The World In Profoundly Important Ways

~ SNDTOGEIOTBFOC ~ Saying Nothing During Times Of Great Emotion Is Often The Best Form Of Communication

~ TKTTGILITCTPSOS ~ The Key To True Greatness In Life Is To Choose To Pursue Significance Over Success

~ EYDEDOYLMP ~ Everything You Do Every Day Of Your Life Matters Profoundly

~ AYR? ~ Are You Ready?

~ FALATTGM-WFS-LL ~ Fear And Love Are The Two Great Motivators – While Fear Suffocates – Love Liberates

~ CTLGOF-A-O-L-A-L-FAPOUL ~ Choose To Let Go Of Fear – And – Operate – Lead – And – Live – From A Place Of Unconditional Love

~ LINJRFOIC-OFAF-IIITBTCOOW-OTEYM ~ Love Is Not Just Reserved For Our Inner Circle – Our Friends And Family – It Is Intended To Be The Currency Of Our World – Offered To Everyone You Meet

~ WIIAOCTWASUEL? ~ What Is It About Our Culture That We Are So Uncomfortable Expressing Love?

~ DCBOOBWBFA ~ Don’t Confuse Being Out Of Bed With Being Fully Awake

~ ITTWU ~ It’s Time To Wake Up

~ LI ~ Live Inspired