February 2019 Newsletter
Hello, and a fantastic February to you!
Are you happy most of the time?
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter.
Today's issue is about being happy, how it can help you be healthier,
and a few suggestions for finding pleasure in the ordinary.
Have you ever noticed that if you "get up on the wrong side
of the bed", in a grumpy mood, things seem to go downhill
from there? You stub your toe, spill something in the kitchen
making a hasty breakfast, take time you don't have to clean up
the mess, and then you're late to work!
On the other hand when you wake up optimistic, thinking for no
obvious reason "It's going to be a great day!", it usually is.
Do we really have that much control over our reality? It does
seem that happy people draw more to themselves to be happy about, as
the Law Of Attraction predicts. And I don't think it's quite that
First, bad things do happen. Only someone who's ignoring Reality
could be joyful every minute. And most problems aren't as big as
they may seem at first, or as urgent. Our house is not burning
down, nor is a hungry tiger chasing us. Realizing our life is not
in immediate danger can relax us enough to let us take a
deep breath, then start methodically (rather than frantically)
looking for solutions.
Keeping our so-called problems in perspective helps, too. What
is going right in your life? Even if you had an unexpected car
repair, you have the money to pay for it, and you and your family
are healthy. Things could be a lot worse! As a child, a problem
like a broken toy can seem like the end of our (small) world. As
an adult, we can back away a bit and look at the situation with
perspective, seeing the bigger and often happier picture.
The reason I wrote "so-called problems" above is because with hindsight,
what initially seemed like a difficulty or obstacle could lead to a
happy outcome. Maybe getting let go from that job of drudgery,
where you weren't appreciated for all the long hours you put in,
freed you to start your own business. Or maybe that serious illness
forced you to finally focus on changing the habits which led
to your being sick, and by doing so you're now healthier than
ever. Can you see a blessing in disguise in your own situation?
Many teachings say events don't happen to you, they happen
for you. In other words, you needed to be re-directed to change
your dead-end course, or to meet that stranger while you're waiting for
the tow truck, before the next chapter in your life can unfold. Maybe
you don't see the gift underneath the problem yet, but just sharing
your troubles with a sympathetic friend can bring comfort, or even
useful advice, which are gifts in themselves. Life is too short to
remain unhappy! Look for the good, and keep moving toward it.
To read about the connection between happiness and vision,
Have you wondered if my work could help you?
I'm now offering complimentary Discovery Session consultations
of 20 to 30 minutes, for us to discuss what you're looking for
in a coach, and to see whether you and I feel like a fit.
To schedule your Discovery Session, click
Do you want your own copy of future newsletters?
If a friend forwarded this to you, or you're reading it from
Facebook or LinkedIn, this is a hit-or-miss method of receiving
it, and you might not see it next time. If you'd like to be on
my distribution list, you can join
You can un-subscribe at any time.
Please send me your questions and comments
Let me know what you've wondered about concerning energy medicine
or vision or dreams. I'll be glad to write a short article addressing
that topic. Thank you to those who have sent me questions, or see
a question you asked me in a private session written about here.
You're helping many other people!
Enjoy the start of your February.
I'll write again in a couple of weeks. Take care!