8 Ways to Unplug from Social Media [GUEST POST]

Woman relaxes by reading on a dock
Sometimes we all just need to unplug. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Social media can be great – but taking a break is important for your mental health. Like Jessica in my novel Everything is Fine sometimes I need to remind myself how to find happiness in real life too. Here are some of the things me and my kids do to de-stress.

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Rediscover Your Happy Place with ‘The Blue Zones of Happiness’ [REVIEW]

Emily and Ruby

One of the secrets to longevity is happiness, and these two in Boulder, Colorado seem to have that in spades. (Photo by Mark Doliner, Flickr)

Last time I chatted with Dan Buettner, he introduced my radio audience to the concept of “blue zones,” those places on our planet where people seem to live the longest . He also taught us why they have such remarkable longevity. Now, in The Blue Zones of Happiness, he uses further research to show us why these folks are also among the happiest in the world and what key strategies we can impliment in our own lives to find our happy place.   Read more of this post

Become a Compassionate Achiever and Fuel Success [REVIEW]

Mother and son listening

Compassion grows when we talk less and listen more. (Photo by B.B., Flickr)

For years, we’ve been taught to put self first, to push ahead of the crowd if we want to be a success in life. Recent studies show that belief system is antiquated, however, and it’s time for us to make a change. That’s why Christopher L. Kukk, Ph.D. is ready to teach us all how to help others and find lasting success in his new book, The Compassionate Achiever. Read more of this post