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You guys remember that dog character in the movie "UP" that sees a squirrel and gets completely distracted? He can't finish a thought and totally disrupts a normal conversations with friends because of something he hears/sees/smells?  Yeah, I can relate on a deep personal level to good ole' Dug The Dog. If you haven't seen the movie "Up"- do yourself a favor and watch it.  Like right now.  Wait- don't.  Don't let me distract you!  Staying on task and focus has always been a problem for me throughout my life. Some friends and family think it's a cute Katie-quirk and...

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You made it to our final post about creating boundaries in your life! Just by reading each post, you've shown you are open to change, and ready to receive happiness. Let's dig into the last topic of discussion, "I am enough".  This may not sound like it has anything to do with setting boundaries, but let me tell you why it does.  It actually may be the most important step in this entire blog series.  This is because you have to be secure enough with yourself to stop seeking validation and reassurance from others when it comes to creating boundaries. ...

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Have you been working on taking responsibility for your happiness?  Awesome job!  Let's chat about Part 7, "I have the right to express my needs honestly". So let's say through all this self work you've been putting in, you realize you have a need that is vital to your journey.  This could look like a desire to volunteer or give back in some way, a physical release like sports or exercise, an endorphin rush like skydiving or rock climbing, seeking beauty in nature through hiking or camping, or just carving out more time for fun like dancing or more social...

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Are you enjoying our series on creating boundaries?  Leave us a comment and let us know what you struggle with most when practicing setting boundaries!  We might be able to help each other.   In the next discussion, we move on to "I Have a Right to My Own Feelings".   Okay so I'm kinda super guilty with this issue.  Sometimes, when my husband comes to me with his feelings about something sensitive, I tend to respond with "Oh you shouldn't feel bad/sad/angry/embarrassed about that! You're being silly!" He's usually like, "okay thanks Kate, but I do, so...." I realize...

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When people disagree with you, do you get angry?  Frustrated?  Flustered? Me too!  Let's get into Part 4 of our blog series, "Nobody has to Agree with Me" and see if we can help each other think though this one. I think we can all agree, some of the best moments of personal growth can come from the realization that we were wrong.  It teaches us how to deal with conflict, our own character flaws, and how to eat some humble pie.  We are all human and can connect to each other a little deeper after finding our way through...

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