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Category Archives: Holidays

Episode 045: Live Happier Through the Holidays Part 1

Episode 045: Live Happier Through the Holidays Part 1

Part 1 of 6 Living Happier Through the Holidays: Setting Priorities Press  to Listen Worksheet Holiday Needs Worksheet (click to download)  Transcript Hi there and welcome. You are listening to the stories from “A Quest to Live Happier Podcast.” I’m your host, Nancy Jane Smith. I’m a licensed professional counselor, and in this podcast, I share my stories… Continue Reading

Episode 016: Tips to Live Happier During Thanksgiving

Episode 016: Tips to Live Happier During Thanksgiving

As I prepare to pause from the rush I wanted to offer some tips on Living Happier During Thanksgiving Press  to Listen Subscribe and Never Miss an Episode:  Weekly Ritual Segment: One thing that has really helped me Live Happier is adding regular ritual practices to my daily life so each week I am going to be… Continue Reading

Lessons Learned at 42

Lessons Learned at 42

Today I have been on the planet for 42 years.  It amazes me how birthdays have changed over the years. Don’t get me wrong I have always loved my birthday–I mean who doesn’t? In my 30s, I through myself amazing parties. I was all about the friends, the dancing, the partying late into the night.… Continue Reading

4 Tips for Doing Resolutions Differently

4 Tips for Doing Resolutions Differently

Happy New Year!!  2015—hard to believe.  But here we are. New Year. Blank Slate. Full of possibilities.  The Pinterest quotes are exploding with “Make it the best year yet!” and “Be the best YOU possible” etc.  For those of us with perfectionistic tendencies resolutions can be a sticky wicket.  On one hand we LOVE the… Continue Reading

Peaceful Solstice

Peaceful Solstice

I originally wrote this post in 2012 when I went to re-read it I realized it said exactly what I wanted to share about this soulful holiday.  So I am sharing it again.  Peaceful Solstice.  Tomorrow marks the longest day of the year, winter solstice.  I have always been drawn to this day, even more so… Continue Reading