30 days to Happiness day # 20 Doing it for someone else

By Alison | November 4, 2014

There are two distinctive ways that we derive happiness.   Happiness from pleasure and happiness from purpose and in an ideal world we have a balance of both.   We can find happiness from feeling we have a purpose and we can find happiness in enjoying pleasure and did you know that performing pleasurable, or purposeful random acts…

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30 days to Happiness day #19 Doing it for myself

By Alison | November 2, 2014

There is a quote that I have often pondered on and the night before I started writing this post I saw it again on Facebook, it is: Be a reflection of what you’d like to see in others. If you want love, give love. If you want honesty, give honesty. If you want respect, give…

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30 days to Happiness day # 18- Purposeful pursuits to pleasure

By Alison | November 1, 2014

Happiness does not just live in our thinking it lives in our actions too and more of it can be cultivated by accumulating happy experiences and although we don’t always get a quick fix instant gratification from experiences, like some people do when they make a material purchase, the impact remains for longer.   Most…

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30 days to Happiness day #17- personal revelation alert- I am taking off one of my masks!

By Alison | October 31, 2014

Happiness is an attitude and a behaviour, a choice and a decision that cumulatively builds with more practice and habit. Although it may sometimes seem it, I don’t think if we just think happy thoughts we will be happy- it would be lovely if it were that simple.  Happy is who we are, without our…

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30 days to Happiness #16 Why failure is a good thing

By Alison | October 30, 2014

Happiness is not something to strive for; if we are striving that implies we are chasing something that we don’t have. Our natural state is peace and happiness, it’s just sometimes things get in the way of that.   One of the things that can obstruct our happiness view is the self created feeling of…

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30 days to Happiness day #15 on how not to kill a drunk person.

By Alison | October 29, 2014

We live in the experience of our thinking and we create our feeling states firstly in our mind. So, what is going on when we wake up and life just doesn’t feel as good as it did yesterday; when we feel down, vulnerable, sad, anxious or fearful. Our conscious thoughts are the same, we haven’t…

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30 days to Happiness day# 14 Forget it!

By Alison | October 28, 2014

Sometimes I wonder if part of the reason I spend so much time being happy is because I don’t really have a very good memory!  I don’t hold on to resentments. I don’t recall the feelings that go with any of the negative things that have happened in my life and because I have also…

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30 days to Happiness #13- Do you want to be right or do you want to be in love?

By Alison | October 27, 2014

or, in other words, do you want to be right or do you want to be happy? Let’s lighten up a bit today- and by lighten up I mean literally allow ourselves to become lighter, because jeez, needing to be right all the time…… that’s heavy. The truth is- there is no wrong and there…

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30 days to Happiness #12 Coach yourself to Happiness

By Alison | October 26, 2014

I would like to share a coaching model with you today that can be used easily and effectively to help you make massive happiness changes in your life. Monday is a good time to set our intentions for the week, so lets do a quick review of what we have discussed so far:   1.…

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30 days to Happiness #11 How to advertize for more fun

By Alison | October 25, 2014

We are bombarded daily with advertizing, some of which is subliminal and some very direct. Marketing departments know the power of lifestyle images and embeded messages, telling us how we need something before we even thought we did! The way an advert works is using artfully placed imagery to create a feeling based response. Advertizers…

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