Just Keep Swimming, Swimming, Swimming: Ashburn Patch Article

A mother comes up with ways to cope when life’s joys spit on her all at once. I think the universe has piled just a little too much crap on top of me, and I came close to snapping today. I dislike woe-is-me, I’m-so-busy tales, but here’s mine as an explanation. This morning I woke … Continue reading Just Keep Swimming, Swimming, Swimming: Ashburn Patch Article

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Giving Thanks: It’s Not Just for the Holidays: Ashburn Patch

The pursuit of happiness is being studied around the world. Britain is even funding a nation-wide survey to assess its population's level of the emotion. Here in America, we've just celebrated a holiday that actually holds a secret to reaching that desired state. Though Thanksgiving is over, perhaps that feeling of gratitude should be continued. … Continue reading Giving Thanks: It’s Not Just for the Holidays: Ashburn Patch

Gratitude: It’s Not Just For Thanksgiving

Last week, I attended the Northern Virginia Business Women’s Conference. All of the speakers were inspiring and enlightening, but one stood out above the others. Carolyn Adams Miller gave a speech on happiness at the end of the day that seemed targeted to me personally. And, maybe you, too. Happiness is a topic that has … Continue reading Gratitude: It’s Not Just For Thanksgiving