Why a Road Trip Might be Exactly What You Need

Why a Road Trip Might Be Exactly What You Need

When I first started dating my boyfriend, he insisted upon going on a road trip together. But road trips didn’t make much sense to me; “What’s the point of a road trip when you can get there faster on a plane?”, I asked. Finally, he convinced me to take a road trip with him to Big Sur, California. I didn’t see it then, but the road trip was exactly what I needed. Now I understand the power of road trips and their ability to boost happiness and strengthen relationships. Continue reading

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Gratitude Sunday

Gratitude Sunday

Happy Gratitude Sunday everyone! I hope you’ve all had a fantastic week.

First, I want to let you know how grateful I am for all of YOU. I love seeing all of your comments each week and getting to know you. You are truly the most amazing, genuine and HAPPIEST people, and I am so lucky to have met you!

Here are 3 *more* things I’m grateful for today: Continue reading

5 Steps to Going to Sleep Happy Every Night

5 steps to going to sleep happy every night

I’ve never been one to be especially “moody”, but just like everyone else there are times when I used to not be able to sleep because of a bad grade in school or something a friend said to me. One day I realized it wasn’t what was happening to me, it was how I was reacting to it. I decided to take control of my own happiness, rather than leaving my fate in the hands of my friend or teacher. Since then, I made the conscious decision to make sure I go to sleep happy every night. Here are my 5 steps to going to sleep happy: Continue reading

Special Gratitude Sunday

Gratitude Sunday

When is the last time you thought about someone you were grateful for? Have you gone a step further and told that person why you were grateful for him? This week, I wanted to share an amazing video about the power of gratitude and the impact it has on happiness.

First, subjects were given a test and asked to rate their current level of happiness. Then they were asked to think of someone who was really influential in their lives and write down as much as they could about why this person was so important. What they didn’t know was that they would have to call that person and read what they wrote. Take a look at what happens…

Here are a few things (and people) I’m grateful for today:  Continue reading

10 Happy Things to Add to Your Fall Bucket List

Can you believe it’s already fall? I love the summertime, but there is something really fun about Autumn. Here are 10 things to put on your fall bucket list.

Fall Bucket List

What are you most excited about this fall? Let me know in the comments!

Gratitude Sunday

Gratitude Sunday

Happy Gratitude Sunday, everyone! I hope you’ve all had a happy week. I saw this quote the other day and think it encompasses the reason that Gratitude is so important.

“Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy — because we will always want to have something else or something more.” — Brother David Steindl-Rast

Here are 3 things I’m grateful for today: Continue reading

Choose To Be You

Repeat after the puppy below: I am who I am. Your approval is not needed. 

Don’t waste time trying to impress others.
The right people will love the real you.
Stay silly.
You were born an individual.
You are fabulous exactly the way you are.
Don’t be afraid to be you.♥

Become an official Happster & get free happy notes here: http://tinyurl.com/imahappster

Gratitude Sunday



Gratitude Sunday

Happy Gratitude Sunday! I hope you’re all having a great week so far. Have you been enjoying the little things lately? Are you focusing on the positive events in your life? When you feel grateful and happy, you aren’t able to feel negative emotions like anger or envy. Let go of any stress that you’ve ben holding onto this week right now and remind yourself of all of the great things are going on.

Here are 3 things I’m grateful for today: Continue reading

Huge Announcement: The Beginning of Paper Nostalgia

Have you ever heard of PostSecret where you mail in your secrets? Announcing something similar called Paper Nostalgia, where you'll send in a postcard of one of your happiest memories.

You have been doing an incredible job spreading happiness through happy notes. 10,000 happy notes have been mailed out so far!

Now it’s YOUR turn to send me a note. This note will be different from the normal happy notes. Wouldn’t it be great if we could all connect through our happiest memories?

I want you to send me homemade postcards with one of your happiest memories. Similar to PostSecret (my inspiration for this project!), you’ll send me a postcard to the mailing address below with an artistic representation (can be a photo, drawing, painting, etc.) and a sentence or two about your happy memory. The memory can be big or small – anything from a life-changing event to a realization you came to. We (hopefully) have thousands of happy memories, so feel free to send as many as you’d like. One Happster may send a postcard about seeing her child’s first steps, while another may send one about seeing a beautiful sunset.  Continue reading