Happiness in America

twist_lollipop-t2In a recent study published by the University of Leicester in England more than 80,000 respondents worldwide reported if they were ‘thriving’ or merely ‘surviving’ in their life today. Americans came in 23rd! How is that possible? The Danes came in No.1 followed closely by the Swiss. Continue reading

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Heart health, and Happiness

According to RealAge doctors, Dr. Roizen and Dr. Oz, training your brain to be happier has a huge payoff. You will be better able to cope with stress or pain and to fight colds, flu, heart disease, and even cancer. Plus you’ll be happier!
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Why Making Happiness Your Primary Goal is the Fast Track to Success

My article as it appears in The Professional Woman’s Magazine:

Why Making Happiness Your Primary Goal is the Fast Track to Success

Automotive sales leader shares how she rose to the top in a male-dominated industry

Insights from automotive sales leader and author Terri Lynn

When my career in automotive sales began I was living with horrible circumstances. My two young sons lived two hours away, I was living on welfare, and my life dreams were shattered.  I needed to train my brain to stay in the present moment otherwise I would have been swallowed by the sadness. One thing I understood was that if I were to survive I needed to be happy. So I made the commitment to be happy no matter what, which to this very day I see as my biggest accomplishment. Terri Lynn

Sales actually helped me achieve my goal of happiness because engaging with clients helped keep me in the moment and kept my mind off of what was missing in my life. The long hours filled my days and my commissions provided a means of support. I did the very best I could with the job in front of me (which I have since learned is one of the spiritual laws of success). Continue reading

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Think Positive Thoughts and Enhance Your Happiness

thoughts are energyWhy think positive thoughts and enhance your happiness? Do you pay attention to what you think? Your thoughts really do matter in creating your life. My own experience has taught me just how powerful thoughts really are. When someone asks you, “How are you?” what is your response? Just that one answer can enhance your life over time. If you respond with, “Alright.” “OK.” or ” I’m Good.” is that positive? Those responses are not positive enough to get you into the positive state of creating, or increasing your happiness level. According to Rhonda Byrne in her book The Power we need to get ourselves  over the 50% positive mark to be able to attract and create the life we desire. Good, OK, and alright are not over the 50% mark, so in a sense, they are negative.
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Don’t Put Your Happiness on a Back Burner

25My message to you is: Don’t put your happiness on a back burner because happiness can’t wait. Why do we put our own happiness on the back burner? With all the busy schedules of today’s society it is easy to let happiness slip to a back burner. There is so much to do. The kids have to come first…or is it the job, school? Whatever it is you are putting before your own happiness, STOP! Continue reading

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Happiness, Heaven, and Peace

just be happyHappiness and peace is every one’s own choice, but when you look at your life do you find happiness, heaven and peace? Do you feel inner peace? The world around us reflects back to us what we project, and what we look for in life affects what we see. This universe is one huge container of energy and is in constant change. Everything is contained in this container so whatever you look for you are able to find. When you look for love, you see love. When you look for hate, you see hate. When you look for heaven, you will see heaven. Heaven is here, now, if you choose to see the love in the life around you.
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Feel Good Now and Create Happiness Today.

you are the authorHappiness is our own creation and expands when we feel good and that is why I say, “Feel Good Now and Create Happiness Today.” How much effort do you put into feeling good? Most of us do not even think about how we feel but the truth is that feeling good is the foundation for creating a happy life. That’s right, I said, “Creating” a happy life. Continue reading

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How To Put Happy In The Holidays

winter_dolls-t2For many people the holidays are a struggle and that is why I offer a few suggestions on how to put the ‘happy’ in the holidays. Do you struggle to get along with your family or the in-laws? This is a challenge for many people I know and makes me so grateful that I have a family I love to spend time with.

First, make the decision to be happy. That’s right, simply decide to be happy, no matter what, and remember that no one has control over what you think and feel. If you are around people who push your buttons, accept this going in and refuse to react. I suggest to watch yourself as if you were watching a movie and act out being happy. When you change your reaction the dynamic of the situation changes like magic. Continue reading

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Make Happiness Your New Year Resolution

2Why make happiness your New Year resolution? “Why?” you ask. Because happiness is the best choice you can make. Your feelings and emotions are so important and not only affect you and your health but quantum physics now shows how our feelings and emotions actually affect the world around us.

According to author Gregg Braden, scientist and spiritualist, our feelings are very important in the creation of our world. He states we all belong and are important factors in the Universe in which we live. Continue reading

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Happiness and the Words We Speak

5So what does ‘Happiness and the Words We Speak’ have to do with anything? Well I will tell you this: Everything! I just heard someone say the other day when something went wrong, “That’s my job. I mess up everything.” I gasped when I heard those words because I knew this was not true. Never allow anything to pass your lips that you do not want to see manifested in your life…ever! Continue reading

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Gratitude Brings Happiness

Gratitude brings happiness. Gratitude is the great multiplier. Being grateful for all the good things in this life comes easy for me, and it always helps to perk me up if things sometimes look dim. However, being grateful for something you wanted that you did not get…that took much more effort for me.

Several years ago I went after a job that I was certain was the perfect fit for me. It was just what I thought I needed. When the job went to another candidate I was very surprised and disappointed to say the least. After the shock passed I thought about how can I be grateful for not getting the job I wanted? Continue reading

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Five Things I Will Do To Have A Happy Thanksgiving

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Ten Ways To Boost Happiness

Photo of TerriIs it really possible to choose happiness? If that is true why is everyone not happy all the time? To answer this question we need to define what does happiness mean. According to the dictionary happiness is to enjoy, display cheer or emote joy.

So, how can you be happy when you are in pain or living with circumstances that you dislike? The truth is, to be happy under all circumstances is no easy task and that is why so many people are not happy. But what I am here to tell you is that your happiness is in your hands and that when you put the effort in to raise your own happiness level everything in your life gets better. Continue reading

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My Favorite Books on Choosing Happiness

create happinessHappiness has become the main focus in my life and here a few of my favorite books on choosing happiness. These are just a few of many that contributed to my overall experience of being happy.

The Four Agreementsby Don Miguel Ruiz is a delightful easy read that teaches the power of our words. The author demonstrates in an easy to understand way how if all were to live by these four agreements that we’d be living in paradise. This book displays the wisdom of the ancient Toltec. Continue reading

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Ebola and Happiness

25So how do these two words go together: Ebola and Happiness? There is so much talk and concern about Ebola today. How much of a danger is Ebola really? How much at risk are we personally? NatualHealth365 puts it in perspective for us and gives us some tips for keeping safe.

The fact is if you are living in the United States the risk is very low especially if you are healthy. Most people’s immune systems in this country are strong enough to beat Ebola if by chance infected. However, being happy can actually increase your protection from Ebola and many other diseases that are much more prevalent because happiness actually makes your immune system stronger. Continue reading

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Happiness After I Wrote: Journey to my Soul

img018Is there happiness for me after I wrote “Journey to my Soul?” At the time I published my first book I had been out if work for 22 months…a very long time. One of the most difficult things I encountered in the process was letting the project go, saying, “finished!” But the very day I sent the copy off for publishing I received a call with a job offer. Miracle? Or is this just a test? Continue reading

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Happiness Is Your Choice!

Happiness is your choice. Many times we are unaware of just how our thoughts create the world we live in, and we do not pay close enough attention to what we think. Do your thoughts serve you? Do your thoughts generate the feelings you desire? Only you have the power to decide how you feel. So, what do you do on a daily basis to ‘Think happy?’ Continue reading

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Oh! Happy Day!

2011-03-25_Terri__21IMG_8324-150x150Just a week ago my son Jerome was in a car crash and totaled his car but today I can say, “Oh! Happy day!” It was a frightening experience in the middle of the night and I thank God he is alright. Somehow when the accident happened I knew it was a blessing. You see I prayed to St. Jude (the saint for desperate cases) that very morning and I knew that things would turn out OK.

There were many circumstances that held him back from getting a new car. The vehicle he was driving needed some work which he did not have the cash for. He is going through a divorce and could not get a loan for a new car because of an open bankruptcy. Until the house is sold he had no extra cash. Continue reading

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Soul Happiness

Do you have Soul happiness? My journey deep within has given me a soul sighting, hence the title of my book, Journey to my Soul.The day I saw my own soul changed me, especially in the way I see myself. I now understand that my body is truly a vessel for the spirit to use. I also understand that happiness elevates our vibration and makes us easier for the spirit to guide us.

The only words I can find to describe what I saw are; Divine light, feminine beauty, pure, unaltered love. When I look at myself now I see the divine light and beauty I have within and I no longer focus on what I used to perceive as my physical imperfections. Continue reading

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Feeling good! Mind, Body, and Soul.

6Feeling good is a great start to any day. What do you do to feel good in the morning? My routine is a bit much for most people but it makes me feel so good I actually feel as if I am getting younger. The way I feel most days is what gives me the discipline to do all I do.

Let’s take today for example: First thing was an hour meditation, next I took a break to drink my supplemental GoChi juice along with about 12oz of fresh juice I made with strawberries, oranges and pears. Delicious! Next, prayers then forty minutes on the treadmill to great music while smiling as much as possible. Continue reading

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Happiness is in the Journey, not the Destination.

Journey to my Soul

Following Divine Navigation

by Terri Lynn

 

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Why is Happiness Important?

A happy heart is magicalThe question is: Why is happiness so important? To start: Happiness breeds success. Most people think that success gives us happiness but it truly is the other way around. But how can you be happy in a world with so many stresses and upsets? The answer is simple: You choose to be. Your happiness is in your hands…or should I say in your mind. Every feeling and emotion we have starts in our mind. To pump in happy thoughts has its rewards.
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The Video: Think Happy, Be Happy!

7There is a funny story about the YouTube video on this site. The video came about as part of a contest that I entered a year or so ago. The contest rules for the video were: 1. Needs to be five minutes long 2. Must get message stated in the first thirty seconds 3. Must tell a story 4. Claim yourself to be an expert  5. Give the audience a challenge. It is the first obstacle that has given the thought, maybe I should choose another path.
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Happiness Matters

all happiness to youWhy do most people not realize that happiness matters? According to, Shawn Achor, an author who speaks in his Tedx Talks video about the happiness advantage, speaks about how we as a whole push our happiness to the other side of success which makes happiness virtually unavailable to us.

According to Shawn the minute we reach a goal, immediately we need to be or do better and our happiness gets pushed off to the future. The prize carrot, which is on the end of the stick, keeps moving as we get closer. Our happiness becomes just an illusion and we never get to experience our own joy. I am exhausted just writing about it. Continue reading

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Happiness Hygiene

color your world happyWhat is your routine happiness hygiene? Do you do anything on purpose to raise or maintain your own happiness? Most people I know don’t even think of such a thing. But why? Isn’t your own happiness worth putting in a little effort? Happiness really makes a difference and has an affect on the outcome of your entire life.

Happy people are more resilient, handle stress in a positive way, have more creative ideas, can make decisions more effectively, and if they do get sick can bounce back much faster. Therefore it makes total sense to me why making happiness a habit should be at the top of everyone’s to-do list.
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