Decorate Your Home for Happiness

It’s been almost a year of the pandemic.  Boredom is a result most of us are familiar with.  Life awaits us with adventures to be had, relationships to forge and nurture, new experiences and opportunities behind every corner. Yet we still have fears and limits to what we can do safely during this time.  The result is we spend most of our time within our homes.   Last Sunday I wrote about how my home is my haven and asked what is your refuge.  Today let’s consider how our home affects our happiness and mental health.




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What Is Your Refuge?

Today is Valentine’s Day – Happy Valentine’s Day!



It’s funny how two or more people can be thinking the same thing at the same time.  My friend Maryce started me thinking about my home.  She wrote on Facebook:

“My home – my haven.  I surround myself with things that I love, a reflection of myself. It is a place of comfort from the chaos outside.”

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Career Frustration And Your Future

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”  

 Annie Dillard



One third of your life is spent at work according to Gettysburg College.  For some people, it may be an even larger percentage of time working.   Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans are now working from home, often at reduced hours, or, unfortunately, have lost their jobs altogether.  What is your job to you? Is it merely a means of putting food on the table and keeping the roof over your head? Or is it something more? Your career should be more than just a job. It should be a vocation. The thing that gives you meaning and purpose. It won’t always make you want to leap out of bed and throw your arms around the world every morning. But it should give you a sense of satisfaction and belonging that goes beyond being happy to see your paycheck at the end of the month. A bad job can make you ill physically and mentally.  A good job can make you happy.  I know this from my own experiences.

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