Leo Tolstoy and the power of now

leo-tolstoy-quoteI created an inspiration graphic from a Leo Tolstoy quote that is so obviously true and yet something I (and probably you) keep forgetting.

When I first read it in a book I jumped right out of my couch and started working on my project. [Read more…]

Wrapping up October

october-resolutions-corrNovember is here already and my happiness project continues. Here is something about how my October went.

The absolutely best resolution in October was “Challenge yourself”. As I mentioned in an earlier post, my challenge for October was to finish a professional project. I guess it’s not a coincidence that the resolution worked so well – if you set up a deadline, do some planning and start working, you’re bound to get results.  🙂 If I hadn’t done it, I think I would’ve continued to vaguely procrastinate on the project. [Read more…]

Wrapping up September

My September resolutions

My September resolutions

Time really flies – the first month of my happiness project is over. 🙂

What did I learn and discover?

The best outcome of my Toss, restore, organize resolution is establishing a new routine for keeping my apartment tidy. I do a little something almost every day, so these days I never feel reluctant to start cleaning my apartment just because there is so much to do it’s overwhelming. [Read more…]

Salsa dancing and happiness project update


Street salsa by dance photographer / Flickr

I had my second salsa class yesterday.

I’m enjoying the classes tremendously and I have started thinking about sewing a salsa skirt. Not too short a skirt though, I don’t want to scare anyone with my cellulite. 🙂

I did a Google search for salsa skirts yesterday and it appears you can wear almost anything (or almost nothing) with it, especially if you do street salsa. [Read more…]

Exercise inspiration from Gretchen Rubin

gretchen-quote-3I’m currently reading Gretchen Rubin’s Happiness Project, so it probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone that I’ve managed to garner some solid wisdom about exercising from her book. 🙂

Actually  I got so enthused that I even created an inspirational graphic out of one of her nine tips for becoming a regular exerciser. I found the tips at the end of the book. [Read more…]