The Happiness Dynamic Series

Tired of Running

Maybe it's age. Maybe it's knowing the truth. Maybe it's just being tired of missing so much of life trying to be something for whom exactly? I don't know. I just know I'm tired of running.

The 21 BEST Feelings in the World

From kicking off your shoes after a long day, to babies falling asleep on you, to paying off that last loan payment, these are the 21 BEST feelings in the world.

24 Ways to Determine if Your Life is Really Yours – Part 2 of 4

Are you living your own life, or are you actually living someone else's idea of what yours should be? Your answers to these simple questions may surprise you.

24 Ways to Determine if Your Life is Really Yours – Part 1 of 4

Are you living your own life, or are you actually living someone else's idea of what yours should be? Your answers to these simple questions may surprise you.

The Great Universal Balancer

As I stood at the store, devastated by my most recent loss, every difficulty I've had came flooding over me, and I could only do one thing...

11 Things I HAD to Do Before I Could FINALLY Be Happy

I've sought happiness. I've written about happiness. I even thought I'd found happiness. But it was never real until I finally did these 11 things.

Smacked Around By the World

Do you ever just feel smacked around by the world? Right now, everything is as I want it. Life is good. Yet, I can't see it at all. At least not until...

Happy no matter what kind of day you’ve had.

I'm just curious. Besides kids, what makes you happy no matter what kind of day you've had?

Guilting Me Into an Inauthentic Life

After receiving a reprimanding email from a family member for living my own beliefs, I just needed to have a good rant.

Shaking My Younger Self By the Shoulders

If I could go back in time, I'd grab my younger self by the shoulders, shake the hell out of him, and scream a few things to him about life, money, and loss.

In Which I Respond to Josh Weed’s Club Unicorn Post

Josh (a gay man) rocked the boat when he shared about his marriage to a straight woman. But as challenging a post as it was, something just didn't sit right with me.

The Life You Exchange

Money. Things. Time. Which one are you going to fight for when it comes down to it and why is it the most important thing you'll ever do?

15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy

Here is a list of 15 things which, if you give up on them, will make your life a lot easier and much, much happier.

The Internal Battle on Both Sides of the Religious Fence

To be anti-anything doesn't solve much at all, does it. And that goes for those of us in religions, and those of us out of religions. There is a better way to believe.

The Two Very Different Groups of People Looking for Happiness

It seems to me that there are two very different groups of people searching for happiness, and I have to wonder... is one of them wrong or could they both be right?

Stay Miserable

I guess this is the reason so many people stay miserable. I guess it’s why so many people will wallow through life, never actually happy. With all of my heart I hope not.

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In the Heat of Heightened Emotion

Wow. Wow, wow, wow. These 21 stories of people doing epically out-of-character things in the height of their emotions had me rolling. HILARIOUS.

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The Non-Christian, Blue Collar, Neighbor Man

Once upon a time, a non-Christian, blue collar, neighbor man overdosed on pain pills and nearly died. His wife was very sad. Their neighbor told everyone that...

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