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Category Archives: Curiosity

Pressure Cooker Syndrome

I remember as a child when my mom would be canning green beans or tomatoes. And the pressure cooker she would use had this silver lid on it.  As the pot would boil and the pressure would get too much the steam would escape through this valve and would eventually cause the valve to whistle… Continue Reading

When Empathy Becomes Responsibility

Empathy is a wonderful, amazing strength. Empathy as defined by Merriam-Webster is: The action of being sensitive to and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts and experience of another. The ability to be empathetic is a gift.  It allows you to understand where someone is coming from and offer support, and encouragement. For those of us… Continue Reading

Embrace the Mess–Holding Both

Embrace the Mess–Holding Both

As I have moved through my journey of Living Happier the biggest (and at times, hardest) lesson I have learned is life isn’t black and white.  Life is a big, colorful mess.  Life is full of emotions, thoughts and needs few of which we can put neatly in a box or precisely label.  In fact,… Continue Reading

Live Happier Tip: My Dogs Turn

Last week I did the Ode to my Cat Pooh–so this week in keeping with the theme I thought I would share some Live Happier Tips I have learned from my dog, Mocha. First off I have to say Mocha is a new wondeful addition to my life.  I have always been a cat person–for… Continue Reading