practicing happiness

Yoga Changed Me

Lynda McCullough by Lynda McCullough | October 14th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Inspirational Media, Yoga | tags: be-happy, books, daily yoga practice, happiness, inspiration, joy, life, lifestyle, mantra, mantras, practicing happiness, religion, worship, Yoga, yoga life, yoga workbook

So much is written about yoga these days. People describe how it helped them through a crisis, healed an injury, made them stronger. Many are inspired to become teachers. Doctors write about yoga’s health benefits and teachers write about its philosophy, anatomical mechanics, or energetics. I am one more fan, student, and teacher, and I want to add my say.

How to Activate Joy and Live a Fearless Life

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | August 17th, 2009 | 4 Comments
topic: Personal Growth | tags: affirmation, change, facing fears, finding happiness, intention, joy, practicing happiness, spirituality, transformation


In the past few weeks, many people have come to me requesting information on accessing their joy. They have spoken about the challenges in their lives including divorce, lay offs, financial challenges and abuse from the past. As I have contemplated their questions, I kept coming back to one thing: Joy and happiness are states of consciousness. To experience joy, we must choose to activate that state. That is not always easy, especially when it appears that we are bombarded by so much information or in the midst of a life challenge.

How to Find Zest in Everyday Life

Tanja Djelevic by Tanja Djelevic | August 14th, 2009 | 4 Comments
topic: Personal Growth | tags: how to avoid stress, how to be happy, how to enjoy life, joy, positive emotion, practicing happiness, self-love, stress


The busier we become, the more we steal from our “joy” time. If work demands more time and effort, chances are our gym time will suffer. When the teenager has yet another hormone tantrum, watching a movie or painting our toenails goes out the window.