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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! Wishing all of you a very happy holiday filled with love, peace, good nourishing food, and lots of heart-opening gifts! And best wishes for a fruitful, transformative 2014! A new year that supports you in all your endeavors and helps you share your amazing gifts with the world. Now is the time we […]

Embrace the Chaos

Embrace the Chaos

How to Stop Analyzing Life and Start Living Life Read the news. Go on LinkedIn, Facebook or see a Tweet. We notice uncertainty and chaos everywhere. In our job, in our career and in our life. We think about the future and our mind ‘cannot compute’. We consider the possibilities ahead and because of all […]

Finding Inspiration In Marathon Runners

Finding Inspiration In Marathon Runners

I don’t like to run. My legs hurt, my butt  jiggles, and I find myself making deals like, “If I just make it through this next song, I can walk the next.” Or “All you have to do is go two more blocks and then it will all be over.” Hardly the best kind of […]

Astrology & Spirituality

Astrology & Spirituality

After reading an excerpt referencing astrology from the book, “How A Master Works” by Ivy Duce, I felt moved to write about my experience with and perspective about astrology. Below is the excerpt and underneath the excerpt is my response.  Ivy Duce had visited Meher Baba in India, and on her way back to America […]

Stay Clear & Centered, Meditate Daily

Stay Clear & Centered, Meditate Daily

Meditate Daily (or attempt to) One of the greatest gifts I have gotten from my yoga teachers and practice was to learn to meditate. Asanas, the yoga poses, are important to get the kinks out of the body, strengthen the areas that are weak, and open up the areas that are tight and bound; however, […]

Why Challenges Make Us Happy

Why Challenges Make Us Happy

I’ve come to love challenges because that’s where the growth comes. And that’s exciting. So exciting that I’ve created challenges for myself to do lately, relatively easy ways to improve my life. If you’re feeling stuck and uninspired giving yourself a challenge can be a great way to change and energize your life. Figuring out […]

How to Feel Better...NOW

How to Feel Better…NOW

Here at Happiness Series we’re chock full of tips and advice for how to improve the quality of your life, how to be happier, how to make small changes in your life that significantly improve the way you feel-physically, emotionally, and we hope spiritually. And these tips, this advice, all it really works. It’s been […]

To Be or Not To Be... Gluten Free

To Be or Not To Be… Gluten Free

GLUTEN 101 One of the things I am asked most about is gluten (and by default wheat).  So today I thought I would do a little Gluten 101.  Please remember that I am a Health Coach and not a Doctor, damn it! So if you think you have celiac’s, gluten intolerance or your kid is […]

Morning Routines

Morning Routines

Woke Up, Got Out of Bed… If you are anything like me, mornings are not your best time.  For whatever reason, I can never seem to get it together to get out of my house on time. However, I have recently begun doing two things that while not necessarily making it easier to pull it […]

10 Steps to Be Happy

10 Steps to Be Happy

Here are Galen Pearl’s 10 Steps to Finding Happiness & Staying There 10 Steps 1. Give yourself permission to be happy. 2. Decide if you want to be right or happy. 3. Give up the delusion of control. 4. Feel your feelings. 5. Make haste to be kind. 6. Judge not. 7. Practice compassion. 8. […]

Smoothies!

Smoothies!

Smoothies How many of you say, “I just don’t have the time to do all that?” Well, smoothies are not only the perfect time saver, they are a power packed, energy lifting, vitamin/mineral gold mines, and easy to absorb food. That’s right, food! You are feeding yourself amazing food! Excuses be gone! Seriously, you really […]

Breast Cancer Post-Op Program from Health Fit Bodies

Breast Cancer Post-Op Program from Health Fit Bodies

Our blogger Kathleen Raines with Health Fit Bodies has created a Breast Cancer Post-op program. Any questions, concerns, contact Kathleen directly for help, advice, assistance. From Kathleen: “This Breast Cancer Post-Op program is for someone who has undergone a mastectomy, radiation to the chest area, a sentinel node biopsy and/or an axillary node dissection. Go […]

Lights, Camera...Happiness | "PMA" Vacay

Lights, Camera…Happiness | “PMA” Vacay

Negativity. It’s so easy and even indulgent to be in a negative state of mind. When you’re negative, the adverse flow can instantly generate more gossip. Perhaps a negatively fueled conversation might seem juicier and more in-the-know. When does a tête-à-tête take negative turn? Secrets, lies, rumors and other forms of harmful discussion ultimately take […]

The Beauty Myth

The Beauty Myth

This is a hard blog for me to write. The world of celebrity and advertisement is in our DNA. I know that sounds dramatic and over blown but we as a society have never been without it. It has gone on for so long, and it has created a billion dollar industry. We keep it alive. The […]

Tania's Blog: Summer Blues

Tania’s Blog: Summer Blues

We’re approaching the zenith (or nadir, depending on how you feel) of summer. And I think a lot of us have hit a wall. Same thing happens in the heart of winter. We get burnt out on relentless heat or cold. So maybe we’re tired of the heat, the kids, work, cooking, the drought, or […]

40 Day Meditation Challenge

40 Day Meditation Challenge

My 40 Day Meditation Challenge I recently decided to do a meditation challenge. When I told a friend I was going to do this, she said: “But you meditate all day long!?” I answered: “I do?” She goes: “Yeah, don’t you?” I answered: “Actually, no I don’t.” The impression I have is that a lot […]

Why meditate no matter who you are

Why meditate no matter who you are

One of the most common comments I hear from people in class is that they cannot meditate. It usually comes as, ‘I can’t sit still,’ ‘my mind is racing,’ ‘it’s amazing how much stuff comes into my head.’ Sometimes people say, ‘I had a great meditation last week — I finally got it, but this […]

Giving Up Sugar

Giving Up Sugar

I’ve almost always been thin (well, with the exception of those post-college depression days where I drank and ate excessively all the time). Both my parents are thin; my brothers too. And I’ve almost always (well, again, with the exception of teen, college, and early 20’s where I’d hit up McDonald’s & KFC everyday) eaten […]

You can't exercise your way out of a bad diet

You can’t exercise your way out of a bad diet

You Can’t Exercise Your Way Out Of A Bad Diet Here at Happiness Series we are so excited to have our new fitness contributors, Kerri Gedert and Rebecca Swenson. They have shown us quick and fun exercises we can do everyday and that fit into our busy days. This also gives me the opportunity to remind […]

Eating HealthIER

Eating HealthIER

Answering Your Questions… Finding HealthIER options We left my brother Tommy’s episode up this week again for 2 reasons: 1. It was requested by our viewers. 2. I wanted to answer questions we received about using butter in the chicken wing sauce, keeping the skin on the chicken and the condiments for our chili – […]