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Searching for Happiness – Becoming Fearless

“The only way to ease our fear and be truly happy is to acknowledge our fear and look deeply at its source. Instead of trying to escape from our fear, we can invite it up to our awareness and look at it clearly and deeply.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh I recently completed level two Shambhala training. For those of you who do not know what Shambhala is, allow me to explain myself. Shambhala is a form of Tibetan Buddhism in which I have been practicing for over a year now. Last fall I attended level one training, a meditation retreat on…

Searching for Happiness- PT5: Evolving your Environment

You made it! This is the final part in my latest Searching for Happiness series. 1: Body Gentleness 2: Nourishing your Mind 3: Healthy Relationships 4: Supporting your Spirit I truly believe with the help of these 5 posts you can start transforming your life into a more content and real manifestation of what you want, or at the very least stop and think about a few small changes you might want to start making. I would like to finish this off by talking about enriching your environment. Now that you have the tools you need to take care of…

Searching for Happiness – PT4: Supporting your Spirit

Hi there, it is me again. It is week four of this new super cool  Searching for Happiness series and now we are getting into the deep bits. Today’s post is all about the spirit. No not the holy spirit or the one in your basement, the cool kind, the fun kind. Is it just me or do people tend to look at you like you are a weirdo hippy, a nonmodern idiot or a judgmental hypocrite when you talk about religion or spirituality anymore? Ok, that may be a little dramatic. However, I do kind of feel…

Searching for Happiness – Part 3: Healthy Relationships

Welcome back, and to part three of this new series. Today I will be talking about healthy relationships. Because basically, I am an expert on those matters. Kidding. I am but a normal gal who is trying to find what works. So I wrote out this master list, a nonexpert normal person list about how to have healthy relationships. I hope you can find some honest and useful takeaways from this post. Cheers! Make date night a priority: Even if you can only squeeze it in once a month, it is important to spend quality time with your sweetums. Check…

Searching for Happiness – PT 2: Nourishing your Mind

Welcome to Part 2 of this new Searching for Happiness Series which is all about nourishing your mind and basically keeping your life on track. Through this post, I am sharing a list of all of the things I could think of in my personal life that helps me nourish my mind. I hope by implementing some of these lifestyle changes you can gain a little extra happiness, nourish your mind and enrich your day to day life. Part 2: Nourishing your Mind Start Journaling: Journaling is a wonderful way to work out your thoughts and feelings, releasing them in…

Searching for Happiness – PT 1: Body Gentleness

I have been making some small changes lately that have been impacting my overall happiness in big ways. Naturally, I wanted to share them with all of you, so I poured up a cup of coffee and wrote my little heart out. I wrote a master list of everything that has been adding to my overall happiness and wellbeing until I could not think of anything else. I was surprised by how many things I came up with, my list ended up being pretty long with over 100 tips and tricks to be exact. After I wrote it all out…

Searching for Happiness – Connecting with your True Self

Who are you? I mean really, who are you? This is a question I have been asking myself a lot lately and I must admit the conclusions I came to were a little startling not to mention deep. I realized that any search for happiness, love, and goodness begins with this simple question. Who are you? We are male, female, young, old, daughter, Canadian, married, single, thin, successful. We are categories. Also we are our relationships to those categories. At least that is what we identify with at the end of the day. When searching for who we are in…

Searching for Happiness – The Value of Suffering

If you have been reading this searching for happiness series on Scale it Simple then you may be under the impression that my views on searching for happiness include actually finding pure happiness, free from pain or suffering. Perhaps in an oddly perfect world. In a perfect world, no one would suffer, no one would feel pain or heartbreak. In that perfect world, no one would grow, gather wisdom, be able to practice the beautiful human emotions of compassion or empathy either. You see through our suffering we can connect with each other and ourselves in the most amazing and…

Searching for Happiness- The Poison of Resentment

“Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. ”  ― Carrie Fisher How does resentment manifest in your life and how does feeding the mouth of this greedy emotion help fuel your own inner emotional demise? Resentment is a key player on the enemies team. Trust me, I know! So what and who is this adversary? By definition, resentment is bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly. For years the feelings of resentment can lay veiled in our emotions completely unnoticed. Disguising itself with a camouflage of more attractive emotions like agitation, anger, and jealousy, to name…

Is Projection Ruining your Relationships?

“Life is a series of events and sensations. Everything else is interpretation. Much is lost in translation and added in assumption/projection” ― Rasheed Ogunlaru Hello fellow happiness searchers, life livers, realists, optimists, and projectionists. Allow me to introduce you to my newest self-discovery… projection. Buckle up. What is projection theory? According to Freudian theory, these are illicit desires, and in (rational emotive and cognitive behavior therapy R.E.C.B.T), they are ideas about ourselves that we can’t accept. The reason they are unacceptable is that they negatively reflect how you feel you “should” be. It…