Monthly Archives: December 2014

Does Your Happiness Have A Shelf Life?

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Is this still fine? Pretty, young woman in her kitchen by the frI am in the popcorn business. Shelf life is important. We have space-age packaging that preserves the life of the popped corn. But open the bag and if you don’t reseal it, you lose the protective properties of the packaging, and expose the corn to outside conditions like moisture and air.

So we give you instructions on how to keep your popcorn fresh!

Because I’m a philosopher at heart, it struck me that most of us go in and out of happiness as if it had a shelf life. Do you have conditions that need to be met to be happy, like the shelf life of popcorn? Or can you be more unconditional in your approach.

How do you allow your happiness to be fresh and accessible each day?

Bring Love

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Valentine Couple in love showing Heart with their fingers. LoveI’ve worked for more than half my life. I can see when people love their work.  They bring an ability to solve any problem. They plan for the unexpected by leaning in to problems and asking questions. They don’t fear information or contrary ideas.

Others love to be around them. They inspire with their unstoppable ability to create a new path.

They are not afraid of obstacles or conflict.
Over the years I’ve observed countless conflicts. Conflicts based on differences of values, styles, and expectations. I’ve observed conflicts that have the potential to sink a business or a relationship.

What I have also observed is how these conflicts resolve when one person brings love to the table. Love, not fear … they may not love the person because so many of us have love confused with an emotion. But they love the game, and they have compassion for each other.