OK In Health - A Mindful Connection

Achieving Happinesss in Five Steps - December 2014

“Happiness is a by-product of living a good life.”

By Carole Fawcett, Vernon, BC

senior laughingWe all enjoy life so much more when we are feeling happy and fulfilled.  I believe that we will live longer and stronger if our personal purpose is joy. Happiness is not bought nor is it given.  It is something we must reach out for and create in our own lives.  It has no monetary value, but the value it does have is priceless.

The road to happiness can be taken by starting with the following 5 things:

 

1. Do not take anything personally.

Remember that everyone walks around with emotional baggage of some sort.  Their response to you is coloured by this baggage and has nothing whatsoever to do with you.  Their frustration or anger is something that is unfinished within them.  Their impatience is frequently impatience with themselves.  Their inability to love is likely an inability to love themselves.

 

2. Deal with the things that bother you.

Do not hold on to grudges or bad feelings about anyone.  It only poisons your own soul and your own body.  So, if it means speaking to someone and trying to work things out, do so.  If you are in a job that you dislike, start to look for ways to find another job that you do like.  Do not stay in unhealthy relationships.  Walk away from anything that creates angst or pain.  Work toward getting rid of all the stressful and negative situations in your life.

 

3. Practice gratitude and forgiveness daily. 

Get up in the morning being mindful of what it is you are grateful for.  State it out loud.  Forgive yourself and others for both your own and their imperfections.  Our world is not perfect and will never be until we, as individuals, achieve our own state of personal happiness.  This will then radiate and spread to the rest of the world. 

 

4. Help others whenever the opportunity arises.  Love humankind.

Helping others takes the focus off our own challenges.  We seem to spend a lot of time in our society focused on our own wants and needs.  If we learn how to reach out to others, it will help to put our own issues into perspective. 

 

5. Laugh as often as possible.

Laughter is one of the best things you can do for yourself.  Laughter sets of chemical process in your body that is beneficial to your well being.  These chemicals immediately start to diffuse the stress your body may be feeling.  Laughter is contagious and spreads feelings of happiness.  Laughter begets laughter.

 

Remember, don’t take anything personally, get rid of your baggage, be grateful and forgive others, help others and laugh as much as possible each day. 

So, start with those five things and be conscious of them daily.  I am almost certain that you will notice a big change in your life within a short period of time.

 

As a dear friend of mine says “happiness is a by-product of living a good life.” 

 




Carole FawcettCarole's Bio: Carole Fawcett is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Registered Professional Counsellor who believes that we all have the ability to self-heal the hurts of our life journey. Carole comes from a place of empowerment and gently assists her clients to find themselves through the power of their minds. Carole is a seasoned professional speaker and offers workshops on stress, laughter and life management. Carole is a member of several professional counselling and hypnotherapy organizations as well as the Professional Writers Association of Canada. 250-558-0688 - Carole Fawcett Website - Email


Penticton Wellness Body and Soul Fair 2016

Copyright © 2004- 2011 OKinHealth.com. This article is of the copyright of OK in Health and the author; any reproduction, duplication and transmission of the article are to have prior written approval by OK in Health or the author.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER
This information and research is intended to be reliable, but its accuracy cannot be guaranteed. All material in this article is provided for information only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this newsletter / e-magazine / website. Readers should consult their doctor and other qualified health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being. The information and opinions provided in this newsletter / e-magazine/website are believed to be accurate and sound, based on the best judgment available to the authors. Readers who fail to consult with appropriate health authorities assume the risk of any injuries. The publisher is not responsible for any errors or omissions. OK in Health is not responsible for the information in these articles or for any content included in this article which is intended as a guide only and should not be used as a substitute to seeking professional advice from either your doctor or a registered specialist for yourself or anyone else.
Connect with Us
facebook    twitter

Ferlow Botanicals


Wellness Tip
Healthy Tips From Brad King
Strive to include 40% complex carbohydrates, 30% lean proteins and 30% healthy fats at each meal. We understand that this is not always possible, however, this macronutrient balance is designed to work to your metabolic advantage (for most individuals)


Ferlow Botanicals


Wellness Directory
Kate Young RHN ` Registered Holistic Nutritionistat Happily Holistic
Specialty: Nutrition Coach
Kate is an RHN at Happily Holistic Kelowna. Enjoy nutritional consults,Touch for Health balances. Address body imbalances/stressors with whole foods and balanced energies. Workshops available.
View Details


Ferlow Botanicals


Event
Ancient Celtic Vibrations & Sacred Land Workshop (Ireland )
Date: Sep 4, 2016
Location: Ireland
Experience how to increase your vibration/energy with Ireland's Jane Donald & Canadian's Maria O'Farrell Carr - Land Healings, Fairies 101, Sacred Sites & circles 101 & more...
View Details


Kelowna Holistic Market


Article
Yoga Pose of The Month
Step by Step on how to do the Camatkarasana Pose - One poetic translation of this pose means "the ecstatic unfolding of the enraptured heart."
Full Article


Penticton Wellness Fair 2016


Recipe
Quinoa Pizza Crust
Category: Gluten-Free
Description: I have nothing against a good ol’ fashioned pizza crust. In fact, I rarely turn down a slice of margherita. But I hate that pizza has to be reserved as a “splurge”— a weekend indulgence I don’t feel great about afterwards.

My newfound solution to these pizza crust woes: a protein- and fiber-packed quinoa crust. Not only is it a great gluten-free option, but it also makes for a more nutritious slice. After all, we’ve used quinoa in both sweet and savory tarts, and it’s the base for one of my favorite breakfast quiches. It only seemed fair to pair it with pizza!

Unlike some alternative pizza crusts, this one truly resembles the original. After soaking, quinoa combines with water in the food processor to create a pancake-like batter that bakes into a golden, chewy crust. The quinoa needs to soak overnight, so set it out this evening and enjoy pizza night tomorrow.
Full Recipe


Penticton Wellness Fair 2016