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Planting Seeds for the New Year by Jodi Sloane Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Doesn’t 2010 have a nice ring to it? It’s going to be a good year for all of usI can feel it. For the past few years rather than creating a resolutions listI’ve pick ... Read on »
Happy Thanksgiving! by Jodi Sloane Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love it that it is all about family (or friends) and great big feasts. I love the food; I can hardly wait for a bite of this year’ ... Read on »
Forgiveness, Letting Go, and Freedom by Jodi Sloane Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness When I was young I observed some very powerful grudges in action. The people who harbored them were angry; the power their grudges wielded was enormous—and frightening. ... Read on »
A Gardening Tale by Jodi Sloane Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness We have this potted plant outside our front door. For a while it was a really pretty gardenia. We loved its fragrant and gorgeous blossoms. Then some hotdryend of summer ... Read on »
Opinions, Gratitude and Bridging the Gap by Jodi Sloane Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”     Joan Didion Opinions ... Read on »
Knowing vs. Doing by Jodi Sloane Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I have exercised on and off…mostly off, for the past three years. I’ve decided I’m ready to tackle this; I want to be in shape and feel healthy and strong again. L ... Read on »
Love in All Directions by Jodi Sloane Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I am in the middle of reading ”A Thousand Names for Joy,” written by Byron Katie. There is a chapter where Katie showcases the Inquiry, or what she calls The Work. ... Read on »
My Happy Place, Your Happy Place by Jodi Sloane Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I have written before that I am a scrapbooker. Almost all of our major events have been highlighted in our family albums. Along with the albums, I have boxes and b ... Read on »
What Does Your Life Revolve Around? by Jodi Sloane Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness A friend of mine has this husband. This husband is an upstanding guy. He has amazing accomplishments under his belt. He is a loving father and he cherishes the ide ... Read on »
Is Life Fair? by Jodi Sloane Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I listened to an interview between Sean Stephenson and Dr. Mehmet Oz on XM Radio a few weeks ago. I was captivated by Stephenson’s charisma. He has figured life ou ... Read on »
Expressing Thanks by Jodi Sloane Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness For the last twenty years I have had, on occasion, terrible migraine headaches. They started when I was in high school. Anytime I saw a doctor, I was given advice ... Read on »
Off the Shelf: 365 Tao~Work by Jodi Sloane Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I have this great new book on my nightstand called 365 Tao: Daily Meditations written by Ming-Dao Deng. The bookjacket describes it best: “365 Tao is a contemporar ... Read on »
Simple Pleasure: Family Movie Night by Jodi Sloane Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness We love family movie night at our house! One or two times a month, we gather ’round the TV, turn off all the lights, make a bowl of popcorn for everyone (each ... Read on »
Off the Shelf: 365 Tao~Time by Jodi Sloane Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness In my last post, I referenced this great new book on my nightstand called 365 Tao: Daily Meditations written by Ming-Dao Deng. As I shared before, I really enjoy t ... Read on »
How To Get Your FICO Credit Score Free by Jodi Sloane Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness One of many things that can turn out to be a issue if you are applying to get a mortgage or home loan is your FICO score. In reality, a great deal of acronyms have a ten ... Read on »
Just Ask! by Jodi Sloane Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Today’s lesson: If you observe someone doing something well, ask them about it. See what you can learn from others! When I was a new mother, I belonged to a pl ... Read on »
Are You Listening? by Jodi Sloane Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness In her new book, Dr. Laura Berman describes four basic types of listening. She writes about these as they relate to intimate relationships, but really they can app ... Read on »
Your Environment by Jodi Sloane Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness As parents, there are many things we do to create a positive, nurturing environment for our children. This ranges from things like letting our youngsters watch onl ... Read on »
Inspiration Pages by Jodi Sloane Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness New to Joy Discovered? This is a re-post of an article originally published on March 10th. Enjoy! I will be back on Monday with a new post. ::   ::   ::   :: ... Read on »
The Inner Voice vs. The Voice in Our Head by Jodi Sloane Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Do you know the difference between your inner voice and that nagging voice in your head? The voice in your head tends to repeat itself, relentlessly. It’s the one ... Read on »