4 Ways To Navigate Life’s Transitions With Ease

Posted on October 4, 2015 in Happiness, Self Improvement by Sandra Bienkowski

Change happens. Be prepared with a resilient mindset. Our lives are a series of transitions. The weekend eventually ends and Monday comes. We get married. Summer becomes fall. Vacation ends and we have to go back to work. We happily anticipate milestones such as graduating from college, getting a job or buying a new house….

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Celebrate International Day of Happiness with a Happy Act

Posted on March 19, 2015 in Happiness by Sandra Bienkowski

Did you wake up happy today? It’s the first day of spring, and the International Day of Happiness! Join the celebration! Here are 15 Acts You Can Do Today! Use hashtag #HappyActs on social media! If there is a one-word answer to the secret of happiness it is GRATITUDE. Here are some ways to practice gratitude daily and welcome more happiness…

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The Power of Sharing Our Stories

Posted on March 4, 2015 in Fulfillment, Gratitude by Sandra Bienkowski

One email from a stranger made a difference in my life. Here it is: “I just read your article on MindBodyGreen. I am in awe of the timing of everything this morning. I have a had painful childhood similar to yours. I am always scared to share it with people because I am afraid of…

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What I’d Tell My Overweight Self

Posted on February 25, 2015 in Self Improvement by Sandra Bienkowski

Today I am 45 and fit, but I spent a good chunk of my life overweight. My weight was like a roller coaster because I never took control of it. I’ve always loved exercise, but I also love food—and I used food  to comfort myself way too many times.  (Picture it:  Alone in my apartment, Golden Girls reruns, a pint-size of ice…

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The One Question that Can Change Everything

Posted on February 10, 2015 in Fulfillment by Sandra Bienkowski

If I could go back in time and have a little sit down with the 20-something me, I’d tell her: You have the power to change EVERYTHING in your life. Think Wizard of Oz where Glinda, the Good Witch tells Dorothy: You’ve always had the power, my dear. You’ve had it all along. Let’s just say…

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Happy Homework

Posted on February 3, 2015 in Happiness by Sandra Bienkowski

About half of your happiness is genetically determined, but the other half is in your hands. Want to be happier? Live Happy can help! We put together the Ultimate Happiness Hot List with 54 things to help you become happier today. Need more happiness to savor with your morning coffee? Check out Live Happy’s Wake Up…

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Why You Should Leave One Thing Unsaid a Day

Posted on December 18, 2014 in Relationships by Sandra Bienkowski

My husband and I have one rule we follow that makes our marriage more blissful. We leave one thing unsaid each day. This simple act can prevent minor irritations from escalating. This one rule can be a peacekeeper. I’m not exactly a leave anything unsaid person, so it takes work. I have to catch myself…

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You Must Be Present To Win

Posted on December 9, 2014 in Fun by Sandra Bienkowski

Truth be told, I am a little tired of the words mindfulness and gluten. What do those words have in common? They are both overused. Forgive my grumpiness, but when you wake up with twin toddlers (or any child, a job, a business or all of those) how are you supposed to start your day…

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You Have More Power than You Think

Posted on December 4, 2014 in Fun by Sandra Bienkowski

The most difficult thing is when you know exactly how to help someone you love, but it’s as if that person can’t hear you. Not really. She wants my advice. She listens to my words. She even agrees with the things I say. And then nothing changes. She is in pain. I know she is…

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Stop Looking Forward to the Weekend

Posted on November 12, 2014 in Entrepreneurs by Sandra Bienkowski

I dislike the whole dread the work week, look forward to the weekend mentality. Why would you dread five days and look forward to two? I’m not great in math, but that adds up to more dread than happy anticipation from my calculations. If your weekends are way more fabulous than your work week, it’s…

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