So what is happiness anyway? Well, it’s a state of mind that can be different for everyone, but in general terms, it’s a feeling of pleasure or contentment that is different from more intense feelings or emotions such as ecstasy or bliss. For many it is considered the opposite of sadness.
Many of us seek happiness as if it’s a way that we can always feel, but realistically, that is simply not likely to happen, since happiness is a temporary feeling or emotion.
Let’s take a closer look at what happiness really is, why we seek it, how we might be able to achieve it on a more consistent basis, and even why we might want to reconsider it as our ultimate state of being!
There a lot of misconceptions what healthy boundaries are and what they do for relationships.
Some might feel that they aren't really important or may not even understand what they are, but in reality all healthy relationships have boundaries.
The purpose of boundaries is to allow both partners to feel comfortable and develop positive self-esteem in the relationship.
It’s important for both people to be clear about who they are, what they want, and to identify and express their beliefs, values, and limits.
This event will help everyone better understand boundaries, why we need them and how to possibly implement them in a relationship.
What does it mean to be kind? Most people would consider it to involve the quality of being friendly, considerate and generous.
A kind person considers the feelings of others, tries to help them and avoids actions that do harm. Affection, empathy and giving to others are qualities of a kind person.
But there is far more to kindness than spreading it to others; we should be starting with self- kindness. It’s more than a mushy sentiment. Most of us are unkind to ourselves without realizing it and if we spoke to other people the same way, how many friends would we actually have?
Let’s explore what to means to be kind, not just to others, but also to ourselves!
We are showing gratitude when appreciate what we have instead of always reaching for something new, hoping that it will “make” is feel happier, or more satisfied with life in some way. We need to understand that trying to endlessly meet every physical and material need is a game we can’t win.
Gratitude helps us to focus on what we have instead of what we want or think that we need. It’s not easy in the beginning, but with a little focused effort and practice, it has the ability to positively impact our lives in multiple ways.
It can be applied to the past (thankful for past blessings), the present (being thankful for good fortune as it comes), and the future (staying optimistic and hopeful).
This event will have us taking a look at "The 4 Agreements", the best selling book by Don Miguel Ruiz. We are going to look at the 4 agreements from the perspective of couple and relationships.
Be Impeccable With Your Word
Don't Take Anything Personally
Don't Make Assumptions
Always Do Your Best
Taking some time to learn and focus on any one of these agreements can help your relationship. Focusing on all 4 of them can change your relationship.
Life is going to be roller coaster of ups and downs, and during the down times, it's important that we have developed the skill of "Looking for the Silver Lining".
The silver lining is that sign of hope or of some positive aspect that might come out of the negative situation we are facing in the moment.
If we can change our outlook on life when these down times hit us, we give ourselves the power to effect real changes in every part of our lives; work, family and relationships.
If we can take the time to think of something good that might come from the situation we are in, it gives us the opportunity to fill our minds with the positivity that can carry us through the down times until we can get back on track and embrace our lives to the fullest.