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Happiness Experiment: Day 7 (of 21)

Monday, July 22, 2013      11 comments

Well, obviously, I missed a couple days. I was confused as to how to continue...is this Day 7 or Day 9? I decided to just keep going b/c the re-training of the brain takes 21 days and I didn't set too much time aside Saturday and Sunday for this... Read more

Happiness Experiment: Day 6 (of 21)

Friday, July 19, 2013      20 comments

DAY 6 I have to admit, I'm finding this happiness business a little harder than I originally thought it would be, as the days go on. The first day was super easy. But, you know...as life goes on as normal, the newness of the "experiment" s... Read more

Happiness Experiment - Day 5 (of 21)

Thursday, July 18, 2013      15 comments

DAY 5 Here's a reiteration of the 5 key activities for boosting happiness/success: 1. Three new gratitudes each day will teach your brain to retain a pattern of scanning the world not for the negative, but for the positive first. ... Read more

Happiness Experiment - Day 4 (of 21)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013      11 comments

DAY 4! Here's a reiteration of the 5 key activities for boosting happiness/success: 1. Three new gratitudes each day will teach your brain to retain a pattern of scanning the world not for the negative, but for the positive first. ... Read more

Happiness Experiment: Day 3 (of 21)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013      20 comments

DAY 3! Here's a reiteration of the 5 key activities for boosting happiness/success: 1. Three new gratitudes each day will teach your brain to retain a pattern of scanning the world not for the negative, but for the positive first. ... Read more

Happiness Experiment - Day 2 (of 21)

Monday, July 15, 2013      18 comments

DAY 2, FOLKS! Here's a reiteration of the 5 key activities for boosting happiness/success: 1. Three new gratitudes each day will teach your brain to retain a pattern of scanning the world not for the negative, but for the positive fir... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Happiness Experiment - Day 1 (of 21)

Sunday, July 14, 2013      116 comments

On Friday, I posted a link to Shawn Achor's TEDx Talk called "The Happy Secret to Better Work". The key idea from his talk was this: "If happiness is on the opposite side of success, your brain never gets there. What we’ve done is we... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Want to be happier? Here's a start...

Friday, July 12, 2013      69 comments

I just watched this TED talk on happiness and it is astounding and so timely for me. I know 13 minutes feels like an ETERNITY to devote to watching a video online in our 2-minute clip YouTube generation, but I can almost 100% guarantee that you... Read more

Rascals, Romance & Riches (or lack thereof)

Thursday, July 11, 2013      32 comments

I don't know how two weeks has already flown by, but it's already mid-July. How did this even happen? A few fun updates to report: Miss Minerva and I are getting along splendidly. She absolutely adores my kids, which surprised and del... Read more

Caught My Kids Red-Handed!

Thursday, June 27, 2013      42 comments

OK, so I said I was back on track and I meant it. I've been wanting to post a blog every single day, but I'm right in the middle of a Kid Week, work has been crazy and I just have not had one free second to do so...until now. Busy life! So... Read more

Back and On Track

Thursday, June 20, 2013      43 comments

After essentially a 6-month slump in both exercise and diet, I am happy to report that I am officially back. There aren't really any excuses for my dropping off the face of Spark, but I'm also not going to be too hard on myself. I tried to blo... Read more

Much Needed Vacation - Now Ready to Train!

Friday, May 31, 2013      36 comments

Last Sunday, I returned from the absolute best vacation I've ever taken in my entire life. I traveled to New Orleans (my favorite city on earth!) and then embarked on my f... Read more

One America Indy 500 Mini Marathon: The Other Side of the Race

Friday, May 10, 2013      74 comments

This past weekend, I volunteered to hand out pretzels at the finish line of the One America Indy 500 Festival Mini Marathon. It was my first experience as a race volunteer and not a runner, so I wasn't sure at all what to expect. Woke up ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Starting Over....Yet Again

Wednesday, April 24, 2013      110 comments

Ugh...well, wouldn't you know it? The DAY after my last blog entry (you know...the one where I was super thrilled because I was two weeks into my half marathon training plan and so proud of myself for making it happen?) Yeah...that one. THE NE... Read more

Divorced Mother of 3 Training for a Half Marathon

Thursday, March 21, 2013      53 comments

So, it's no secret that a lot has been going on with me for the past couple months. Been in the midst of a divorce and a huge life shift (moving out of my house, starting up as a half-time single mom, paying all my own bills by myself, and holdi... Read more


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