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CULTIVATING HAPPINESS

Cultivating happiness begins with happy living.  Happiness if an effect of doing things that create those feelings of happiness. It is not a destination one arrives at and remain at.  There will be happy days and sad days.  Happy living is the conscious building of practices in one’s life that create more of those feelings of happiness and less of the sad.

 

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On Orange Brunch Restaurant in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

On Orange Brunch Restaurant in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

I stopped by On Orange during for lunch one day on a trip to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Centrally located in downtown Lancaster.  They only serve an all-day breakfast.  It noticed it was listed as a favorite restaurant on several review lists so when I ended up...

Kitchen Kettle Village, Lancaster, PA

Kitchen Kettle Village, Lancaster, PA

I stopped at Kitchen Kettle Village, in Intercourse, Pennsylvania on a recent short stay in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Kitchen Kettle Village is a fun collection of shops, restaurants, and even lodging.  It was founded with a Pennsylvania Dutch theme in mind and...

Red Hills Desert Garden, St. George, UT

Red Hills Desert Garden, St. George, UT

Located inside Pioneer Parkin St. George, UT, the Red Hills Deseret Garden is a desert garden, which showcases water-efficient landscapes, so of course it is a great place to get landscaping ideas if you live in the desert. Plus you can see some endangered plants and...

A Look Inside Central Market Lancaster County Pennsylvania

A Look Inside Central Market Lancaster County Pennsylvania

I wandered through Central Market on a recent trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I literally stumbled upon it as I was photographing the historical character of Lancaster. At the time I had no idea how much history there was around the market. Central Market is the...

Curb Appeal Ideas from Lancaster Pennsylvania

Curb Appeal Ideas from Lancaster Pennsylvania

Downtown Lancaster Pennsylvania has many homes with some great curb appeal. Lancaster is the oldest inland city in the United States. It has a lot of old historic buildings. So many of the homes and businesses in downtown Lancaster has some great details to give...

3 Day Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Travel Guide

3 Day Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Travel Guide

I have wanted to go to Lancaster Pennsylvania for many years. It started back in my early twenties when I spent my time creating and selling handcrafted items. I guess I wanted to go see what the Amish, who are expert homemakers, did. I always said I wanted to go...

Chart Your Course: Dream, Act, Plan, Believe In Your Dreams

Chart Your Course: Dream, Act, Plan, Believe In Your Dreams

I am a huge dreamer and a huge believer in the ability to accomplishing one’s dreams. I always have been. However, life doesn’t ever quite seem to turn out the way you dream it would. Life happens and dreams sometimes get trampled. For me, illness stuck, loss hit,...

6 Ways Art Can Benefit Your Health & Happiness

6 Ways Art Can Benefit Your Health & Happiness

Viewing Art Contributes to HealthThe Nord-Trondelag Health Study, conducted in Norway, collected information from 130,000 people ages 13 and up. The facilitators questioned more than 50,000 men and women about how often they participated in arts-related activities,...

Canyon Villas at Coral Ridge

Canyon Villas at Coral Ridge

The town homes at Coral Canyon are one of our favorite places to stay. I have stayed here for 21 days over the past few years. The place is spacious with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a large pantry, and plenty of kitchen space.  It sleeps 8 comfortably. And it well...

The Creamery in Beaver, UT.  Our Southern Utah Road Trip Tradition

The Creamery in Beaver, UT. Our Southern Utah Road Trip Tradition

I have many ice cream memories growing up. Sunday night ice cream as a family. Grandpa Bruvold stocking the freezer with ice cream when ever we came to visit.  A few ice cream traditions have evolved with my children. The Creamery in Beaver, Utah is one of them....

Perspective Makes All the Difference in Our Happiness

Perspective Makes All the Difference in Our Happiness

Life will bring you plenty of experiences that you can use to grow from and opportunities to change your perspective. You will grow as your experiences expand and eventually everything works out in its own perfect way. However, most often, we fail to see the benefit...

6 Strategies to Create Your Own Happiness

6 Strategies to Create Your Own Happiness

Many people come to believe very early in life that life is a game they can't win. They spend the rest of their lives collecting "evidence" to prove why they don't deserve to be happy or that I can't be happy because "this happened" to me. They spend time thinking...

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