Posts Tagged "impact"

Weight Loss Transformation: Mastering Life

»Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in mastering life | 0 comments

Weight Loss Transformation: Mastering Life

Recently, I wrote a blog post for Kathy Brandon, founder of Ready for Happiness, titled How to Be Happy With Yourself. I received a lot of feedback from what I wrote and wanted to back up my claims with pictures. They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words, so this blog will be short on words and long on pictures, otherwise I might overwhelm the reader! The dress I am wearing at Amy’s graduation is one of my creations. Finding this heavily beaded top at a thrift store that actually fit me was a delight since it could be worn in a variety of ways. Yes, my hair was actually that long, and fell in ringlets; the last time I allowed it to grow to that length was in junior high. In my blog, I reference that: Tailoring is my vocational trade, and I employed it at...

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Understanding the Experiences of Life Through Circumstances

»Posted by on Jan 5, 2014 in understanding the experiences of life | 0 comments

Understanding the Experiences of Life Through Circumstances

Do our circumstances in life have anything to do with the satisfaction we experience? “Married churchgoers tend to outscore single nonbelievers in happiness surveys, but health, wealth, good looks, and status have astonishingly little effect on what the researchers call “subjective well-being.” People living in extreme poverty are, on average, less happy than those whose basic needs are met. But once we cross that threshold, greater wealth stops making life richer,” states Geoffrey Cowley (with Anne Underwood), Newsweek, September 16, 2002. Traveling to third world countries and seeing how other people live can give an individual a very different perspective on happiness. I had the good fortune to have parents who valued traveling highly. My dad worked,...

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