Is Happiness Essential for a Peaceful Life?

If you want a more peaceful life, it helps to be happy. It’s not an absolute requirement, but it makes it a lot easier. Being happy comes easy for many, but some people have to work at it. If you’re one of the ones who has to work at it, or just if you would … Read more

Enhancing Your Serotonin Levels

We hear a lot about the importance of serotonin, but may not really understand what it actually is.  Sometimes known as the “happy chemical,” serotonin is a hormone and a neurotransmitter (neurotransmitters carry impulses from one part of the brain to another, and from the brain to the rest of the body). Serotonin is involved in … Read more

Laughter – It’s So Good for Your Body!

Some years back a certain beverage industry came up with a slogan: (their product) – it does a body good. Now there has been some controversy over the years as to whether or not that particular beverage was good for the body, and it is not the purpose of this blog post to decide one … Read more

Say Thanks for a Peaceful Life

Saying thank you is one of the most powerful tools in your toolbox for a more peaceful life. Think about the last time someone told you thank you. It doesn’t matter the reason – maybe it was for a gift, a service, or a kind word. How did it make you feel? It’s so important … Read more

Happiness – It’s an Inside Job

Happiness isn’t linked to what happened or what is yet to happen Too many people go through their lives feeling miserable. They feel like we are missing out on something. Day after day they are going through the motions while waiting for some big event to happen just so they think they will finally be … Read more

What’s in your toolbox?

We all would like a more peaceful life. However, it doesn’t always come naturally. I find I need some tools to help me when times get tricky. My favorite item in my Peaceful Life Toolbox is gratitude. It costs nothing, and has so many benefits. Think for a minute – when was the last time someone … Read more

All Things in Moderation

The world wants you to think that more is better. However, when we are talking about material things, more isn’t always best for a peaceful life. It’s too easy to get caught up in pursuing more of everything we enjoy, and for us to lose focus on what is really important in life. Moderation is … Read more

Affirming is Important

If you’ve ever followed my blog on Sundays you know I am big on affirmations. I want to share this article with you today. I did not write it, it was written by a friend who would prefer to remain anonymous. I hope you enjoy it: – – – – – – What do you … Read more

Creativity and a Peaceful Life

Have you ever wanted to be more creative? Given that you’re reading this blog post right now, the answer to this question is very likely ‘yes,’ but what does creativity even look like? To most people, creativity means they’re able to solve problems easily and think outside the box when obstacles emerge. To others, you … Read more

Take Time to Journal

Journaling is a great tool and it can even help you to have a more peaceful life. It can help you express your feelings and thoughts, be a tool to record historical information, or a fantastic way to supercharge your self-development efforts. When your thoughts are still swirling around in your mind, they can be … Read more