2 minutes to change the day


Don’t underestimate the power of a hug.

In good and challenging times, we can center ourselves and empower ourselves.  The challenge HappyIn21 is not only a way to gain happiness, it is a chance to own your own self.  When you create peace of mind and joy from the inside, managing external life events becomes easier.

Your life situation doesn’t change, but for some reason you are a person that folks describe as happy and joyful.  Does being happy create a great life or does a great life create happiness?

Watch the Ted Talk… start the challenge…be the person people describe as happy.





The path may be crowded with trees and leaves…. but still you get to have a voice in the path when you vote.

Admist the election there is much emotion.  How to center yourself?  How to energize yourself?  Start the HappyIn21 challenge.  Whichever path you travel, wouldn’t it be better to travel the path with a sense of inner peace, inner happiness.  You need only vote for yourself!  Take matters into your own hands, own your own inner joy.  Sounds like utopia?  It isn’t – many have spent 21 days doing 5 simple things…. and their utopia became their reality.

We can’t always influence and control our outside world… but you CAN control and influence your inside world.  And when your inside world is joy… the rest looks pretty bright.

Two thing to do on November 8th… VOTE and start the HappyIn21Challenge!!!  I completed the challenge and on Nov 8th I am voting… and I am the poster child of a happy person :).

Smiling… not a bad way to go through life

swanlakeDuring a tough day, I remember this scene, and I calm. After taking the HappyIn21 challenge, I automatically recall these pleasant memories.  Sometimes just standing waiting for subway or waiting in line for lunch…. I smile remembering my “good thing for the day” from the previous day.

Some mornings it is tough to get going, get the dog out and get walking or running.  But now I start with thinking of why I am grateful and pretty soon I am full of energy.

After I completed the challenge, I thought the ‘habit’ wouldn’t stick… BUT IT DID.

Want to have random people ask you why you are smiling, why you are seemingly always happy and peace of mind…… Watch the Ted Talk video… take the challenge!!

Smiling is not a bad way to go through life!

What is your light?


On my ride this weekend, I came about this tranquil scene.  I had to go through the tunnel, which on a horse can be a bit scary.  The beauty that awaited me, motivated me to take the risk.  Beauty, happiness, joy you control… it is worth a risk.

Some tunnels are short, some are long…. whichever they are… trust there is a light.  How can you know there is a light…. you make it.  With HappyIn21 challenge, you have the power to make your light.  You own it, you control it… you make it.

Take the challenge and share with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, this website – tell us #H21Challenge what day you are on.

Watch the video on Ted Talks…. Take the Challenge… it is easy and life changing.

H21Challenge – day 19!!!!!!

Cost of 530 minutes – 8.8 hours


How much is your time worth… $20/hour… $60/hour…$120/hour.  How much would you pay a counselor, a trainer, a spiritual advisor, a nutrionist….. more than you hourly wage * 8.8?

How much is happiness worth?  A new car…. $30,000; a new home… $300,000; a new motorcyle, bike, camera, boat, painting, …  it all has a price tag.  And how long does the happiness last.. a moment, a day, a week, a month??

What if you could spend 8.8 hours spread out over 21 days…  and the results would form the base for a happiness that last…… forever???

Take the 21 day challenge – read about it on this website, watch the Shawn Achor video.  A lifetime of happiness… priceless.


The Moment Is Up To You


It looks to be a life changing loving wonderful moment…. and it was!  But they made a choice to make it that happy.  Loving young couple… have been waiting 3 years+ to be united in marriage.  Waiting to share a home, a life, a future.  The big day is planned… a year in the making.  Beautiful celebration in nature, where they feel most at home and connected with the earth.  However…. mother earth has something else in mind… it rains, and rains, and is freezing and is windy… and more rain.  ALL DAY.

But…  it didn’t change a thing.  They have that inner joy and happiness everyone strives for, they own it, they have it.  The day from beginning to end was probably more wonderful because of the weather – it motivated everyone to put things in perspective.  That being… hey, in life… well things happen… so make a choice to enjoy the important thing.  For them, that day, that moment – it was about love. No matter the weather, everyone shivering all day, the wonderful rain that made everything new…. the day was utopia.

Want each of your days to be in your control?  Start the challenge – 21 days – and truth be told, you will start to feel the changes on day 3…. I did.


Inside is the new Outside

Have you had your”enough is enough” moment?  A moment where you make that decision to take charge of your happiness your joy.

My “enough is enough” moment was many years ago.  Maybe you are having yours as you read this blog.  I decided I was exhausted and frustrated from having other individuals control my joy.  I wanted to be able to have joy and happiness long lasting, not just a fleating moment.  I wanted that inner knowing that no matter the situation, I could have a peace of mind, I could create my joy.

If you are having your “enough is enough” moment, go with it – take the leap.  The 21 day challenge is your springboard – 5 steps a day, 21 days.