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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…

Searching for Happiness – The Benefits of Honesty

What is it about honesty that brings me so much joy? I feel so safe and reassured in the arms of honest words. Well, you know… if words had arms or whatever. For many it is the opposite, happiness grows from blindness, from dishonesty, from “what I don’t know can’t hurt me.” I guess there is truth in that also. What you don’t know can’t hurt you… yet. But it can hurt you eventually. When you shield yourself from honesty and keep things from yourself and those you…

6 Tips to Help you Truly Love your Blog

Throughout my short time blogging, I have experienced some ups and some downs when it comes to my relationship with my blog. I have posts that I absolutely love and posts that I just want to hide from the world and forget ever happened. I sometimes look at my writing and think… Wow, did I write that? Then other times I think… Ew, did I write that? Just like my life, this whole blogging thing can be an emotional roller coaster. Whether you have been blogging for years, months or have just started the experience, you are bound…

Searching for Happiness – Beginning the Journey

Hello my lovelies! I have some thoughts I would like to share today about this whole searching for happiness thing. First of all, I think we can all agree that no one truly knows what they are doing in this world. “We all have an edge. We all are floating our psyche on top with a great ocean underneath.” Brad Dourif You picking up what im putting down? Throughout my series on searching for happiness I have been searching for not only happiness but also relative and helpful content for myself and for you wonderful readers. Through my…

Searching for Happiness – Self Love Books

I have been reading like a madwoman this year. My reading adventures have consisted of biographies, fiction, non-fiction, and self-help. One thing I have discovered on my reading adventures is that there are a lot of really, really bad self-help books out there. Seriously… In fact, it is no wonder why more people don’t read these types of books. Many can be overwhelming and unmotivating, leaving you feeling confused and discouraged. Don’t let those bad books discourage you from gaining the benefits of the good self-help books that are out there…

Searching for Happiness – Happiness is a Choice

Human beings are such interesting creatures. We are the only creatures that place personal “happiness” above safety and health. For thousands of years, humans have walked this earth like nomads of the soul, searching for happiness. Happiness is this way. No, this way. If you do this you will be happy. No, wait, this is what really makes you happy. Did you hear about this car? This job? This brand? If you look like this you will be happy forever. If only I was younger I would be happier, if only I was older. Humans roam all corners…

My Monday Motivation Through Change

What gets you motivated for the week ahead? Do you like to have a plan in place, or a goal to accomplish? Do you like to fill your thoughts with positive vibes? Or have your cup of strong coffee? I like to do a bit of it all, but I think it is extra important to keep yourself motivated all week long, grabbing inspiration from wherever suits your goals at the time. This Monday I find myself overwhelmed by change. Change is an interesting concept, and in the middle of a transformation, it can be both beautiful and terrifying. Change…

11 Reasons to Travel Right Now!

  “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” –Mark Twain   The first time you find yourself in a foreign country you are probably hit hard with the realization that you were living in a bubble. No amount of reading, education or knowledge about the big bad world could have prepared me for that feeling. A feeling that I had a birthright to…

9 Ways to Love yourself this Valentine’s Day

The official day of love is rounding the corner, rushing towards us full steam ahead. Valentine’s day, the slightly out of control, emotionally unstable little sister of the Calendar. Either you embrace this obnoxious holiday with open arms giving into all things red, pink and heart-shaped, or you cringe at the entire concept. Many people see it as a Valentine’s day, the slightly out of control, emotionally unstable little sister of the Calendar. Either you embrace this obnoxious holiday with open arms giving into all things red, pink and heart-shaped, or you cringe at the entire…

The Catacombs, Paris – Why you should visit & what to expect

Paris, France. City of light, the city of love, the city of life. When planning a trip to Paris you may be attracted to the vast array of elegant coffee shops, grandiose art galleries, and museums. Thoughts may consume you of great poets writing in the park or lovers walking hand and hand through busy streets and ancient gardens. It certainly is a tourist’s wish come true. A city that has everything you could ever dream of, with a history as rich and deep as those enchanting dreams. City of love, the city of…