My Happiness Project: Stage 3

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This year, I made a resolution to go on a Happiness Project – a journey to explore if happiness itself can be pursued. My plan is to introduce 3 new tactics every quarter of 2015, and I invite you to join me!

I’m excited to announce the three new happiness tactics are as follows:

  • Disconnect one night a week – Over the past year, it has become more and more apparent to me how fast and furious I live my life at times. The days whiz by without much notice. I can loose myself in the endless forms of contact, and expectations of timely responses on multiple mediums. I’m exhausted! This quarter, I plan to schedule one night a week to disconnect, to put my phone on plane mode, and not step close to a computer. I plan, instead, to curl up with a good book, go for a walk in nature, meditate, scratch my dog, write. I plan to schedule (yes, in my calendar) a reoccurring mini-vacation, a time to unwind and refocus.

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Winter 2015: Poetic & Visual Inspiration

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I am honored to share an incredible poem,  from a brilliant soul – Paul Jensen. I have been blessed to have glimpses into Paul’s life and light, through sharing of his written word.  Paul passed away unexpectedly last week, and although his passing is heartbreaking to those of us who knew him, I know his spirit lives on in his creative work. With great admiration, and in remembrance, one of Paul’s poems has been reprinted here. Share in this moment. Reflect. Life’s small miracles are still all around us. 
We will miss you, Paul.

Dawn’s Too Early Light

Light on the ceiling
Glowing
Shadows banished early

Silence all I’m hearing
Hushing
All life abed too late

Too much light too little noise
Awakening
The world has changed

The drapes pull back
Revealing
Blinding white, pure light

Snow

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Winter 2014: Musical Inspiration

Every season, I share an artistic expressions that have inspired me. This month I’d like to share some music that has resonated, and I hope it speaks to you as well.

I would love to hear what music has inspired you over the past season, in the comments below!


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Fall 2014: Visual Inspiration

I’d like to start sharing photos that I have taken each season. I hope some may resonate with you.

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Musical Healing

 

These beats make my heart soar, to high notes resonating within me like you.
Music is an escape, it’s your voice – it helps me sleep, smile, breathe again.

You are wrapped in the small folds of the crisp notes, and the hushed lulls.
You spill from within me, these sung words on moist lips.

I feel you breathe goosebumps along my neck, in the poignant silence.
Notes envelope me, your big arms, my protection…still.

 

 

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