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Good Stress

good-stress-image This is Harriet. Welcome to the Happy Minute. Did you know that there is such a thing as good stress? We all associate stress with negativity, anxiety, inability to manage and handle, but we need good stress in our bodies. You've all heard of the fight or flight response....

Playfulness

 Hi, I'm Harriet, and welcome to the Happy Minute. Do you ever think of the word playful? What it means, who it relates to? I'm sure we all think of the word play in terms of children. But how about playful in terms of our spirit and our personalities...

Spreading Goodness in the Face of Tragedy

  Hi, I'm Harriet, and welcome to the Happy Minute. The word happy somehow doesn't jive today from my minute, considering the horrific weekend we've had in our country with the tragic killings of innocent people due to evilness, baseless hatred, mental illness, however you want to view it, and...

“I couldn’t have ever imagined life seeming ‘normal’ again”

Meet Susan Angel Miller, a community volunteer, organ donation advocate and proud author of the book, Permission To Thrive: My Journey from Grief to Growth. She’s lived through every parent’s worst nightmare – the loss of a child – and then her own terrifying medical crisis.  Together with her resilient...

Parenting kids towards dependence and emotional crippling

mowing the weeds for our childrenLawnmower parenting is it! It’s the relatively new term and concept that has pushed aside the helicopter parent of today.  It’s similar but may be even more overt in the damage it can do to our children and teens. What is it?  It’s getting rid of, plowing through and removing...

The Skill of Listening

Learn the skill of listeningWe as human beings all have a need to be seen, heard, understood and validated.  There’s nothing like that feeling when we can say, ‘she gets me’.  It’s like a balm that penetrates the soul and makes us feel connected and less alone. Listening is a very powerful tool but...

“The day you realize you have a choice is the day you take your power back.”

I’m thrilled to once again resume my interviews of people who have triumphed over adversity;  people who, from the depths of their pain and most difficult challenges, teach us about living well, or as I like to say – living well despite… Karen Salmansohn, author, designer and founder of notsalmon.com...

Don’t Wait For the Crisis – Now’s the Time to Strengthen Your Resiliency Muscles

Let’s say things are going along fairly well, status quo for you right now.  Meaning there are no major bumps in the road, no out-of-the-blue surprise attack of a lost job, awful diagnosis, partner leaving, or any other major event that would completely throw you off balance and into a...

Do you want to make your children safe or strong?

I’m in the middle of reading Jordan Peterson’s extremely thought-provoking book, 12 Rules For Life:  An Antidote To Chaos.  This is no fluff or quick-read self-helpy book; rather it’s a slow, deep read that really stretches your brain.  One chapter at a time is all I can do.  It feels...

The Beauty of Imperfection

I dropped my bags, pulled open the curtains and saw this jaw-dropping view, a movie-like scene right before my eyes. The Mama Mia type beauty of a Greek island, minus the singing and dancing along the rooftops. My room with a view of Santorini. In my excitement to photograph this...

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