Your Happiness is Yours to Make, Theirs is Theirs
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Your Happiness is Yours to Make, Theirs is Theirs

Going into the holiday season, I am acutely aware of what I ask myself to rise to. I host the Christmas festivities every year and there’s much to do in preparation. There are the decorations which are truly first and foremost for me. Every year, I battle myself for Christmas tree perfection. I created a…

Your Inner Creative Child Doesn’t Like Shoulds
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Your Inner Creative Child Doesn’t Like Shoulds

Have you become mad at yourself because you can’t keep a regular creative schedule? Judging yourself because you are not committed to your creative life and not producing the way you think you should? This is how you can guarantee your creativity won’t be inspired. When our creativity and productivity become entwined, our inner child…

What’s the Difference Between Happiness and Pleasure?
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What’s the Difference Between Happiness and Pleasure?

Wrap-Up of 2022’s 100-Day Project I felt some uncomfortable feelings upon completion of my recent 100 Day Project. Loneliness and sadness rather than the elation I felt in prior years. (Read this post to gather the backstory.) In short, my expectations about social media engagement with my project’s posts brought me disappointment. And I’ve been…

This Joy Today is All I’ve Got
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This Joy Today is All I’ve Got

Only gratitude brings true joy. An understanding that I am worth this feeling, entitled by my humanity to feel it. Between joy and happiness, I choose joy. The Psychologies magazine says, “Joy is more consistent and is cultivated internally. It comes when you make peace with who you are, why you are and how you…