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There is a song from the musical “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” called Happiness. Every line in the song attempts to answer the question, “What is Happiness? How does one get it? If you have ever pondered these questions, then this is the post for you.
It is an American ideal to say that hard work pays off–it brings the American dream, but is that what will bring people happiness, achieving their dream? Some people have written me that relationships are a lot of work. Is chasing happiness a lot of work too?
This study is the third in a series. It is a follow-up post to 15 Secrets to Marital Longevity, the first in the series. After I interviewed the fifteen couples and completed the study, many women (sorry men, they did), wrote me divulging their self-exploration as to whether their relationships were worth the effort. The second post in the series was 16 Ways to Know If He (or She) is a Keeper, a follow-up to that study. By asking themselves the “16 questions,” the women writing me could know whether “he is a keeper” or not.
This post seeks to tweak the question, “What brings marital happiness,” to “What brings happiness?”
I interviewed people of different age groups, genders, and marital statuses to see if there was a disparity in their answers. [Read more…]
Are you a concerned parent? Are you worried your child will fall through the cracks? Does your child have a teacher who has conveyed vague expectations for success or who doesn’t respond to your child or your attempts to help your child? Then, this post is for you!
If you have read my About Me page, you know that I am teacher. I am a veteran teacher credentialed in both social studies and English. I have taught all grades between six and eleven, and I have taught all academic levels.
In my experience, this post, 19 Ways Your Child Can Succeed in Any Academic Class, is a “tried and true” formula for success in any academic class, and easy for any student to apply. Although I will be writing as a secondary school teacher, these tips can be applied to elementary school as well. [Read more…]
Do you feel relationships are hard work, maybe a little too hard? Have you ever thought these lyrics to the Clash (English punk rock band) song by the same name, Should I Stay or Should I Go? Have you considered leaving but are not sure that’s the right decision for yourself and your family? Then, this blog post is for you. [Read more…]
H. Jackson Browne is an American author who spent a year on The New York Times Best-Seller List. He is most famous for his work, Life’s Little Instruction Book. Clearly, his area of expertise is advising readers how to have more quality lives which is the theme of my blog.
Browne wrote a list called “21 Suggestions For Living Wisely and Well.” This post will elaborate on how you can achieve twelve of them. [Read more…]
Author John Gray wrote Men are From Mars, Women Are From Venus in 1992. Since then, the book has sold over 55 million copies. If you think, as Gray does, that “Men Are Like Rubber Bands” and “Women Are Like Waves,” which are two of the chapters in his book, you might be feeling frustrated, and certainly misunderstood.
Do you and your partner react to this frustration by yelling when you try to communicate? Then this blog post is for you. [Read more…]
Yesterday I wrote “How to End Communication Problems Once and For All–Part I. Due to the overwhelming response, I bring you “How to End Communication Problems Once and For All–Part II.” Okay, the truth is five people wrote me. However, the five comments I received were not only filled with gratitude for my suggestions, but insightful ideas of their own.
Are you frustrated? Tired of arguing? Afraid the exhausting verbal battles will be a life-long problem (or at least until the kids move out of the house)? Then, please click the link and read the first three strategies for successful communication http://wp.me/p5jxvv-ap, and the reasons I believe I am qualified to offer them. [Read more…]
Last weekend I had an epiphany. Despite suggestions that I should be an entertainment blogger, I decided I wanted to help others by being an advice blogger. My husband asked me what qualifies me to be an advice blogger. Hey, I’ve been around the block, if you know what I mean. Life’s lessons qualify me. I would make a joke about being tight with Abigail Van Buren, but I might date myself. When you’ve been around the block, you are dated, so it’s okay. [Read more…]