Events and Happenings

Positive Psychology Book Suggestions

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Catch All Happiness, Events and Happenings | Comments Off on Positive Psychology Book Suggestions

Want to learn more about Positive Psychology? Here are a few suggestions… 1. A Primer in Positive Psychology by Christopher Peterson, Ph.D. 2. Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth by Ed Diener, Ph.D., and Robert Biswas-Diener, MA 3. Positivity: Groundbreaking Research Reveals How to Embrace the Hidden Strength of Positive Emotions, Overcoming Negativity, and Thrive by Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D. 4. The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want by Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D. 5. Thanks!: How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You...

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What Is Important to You?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Books Worth Meandering, Events and Happenings, Happiness | Comments Off on What Is Important to You?

Life moves along at a hectic pace these days. In just one day we are bombarded with and expected to process the same amount of information that a century ago was experienced over a two-year period of time. As many of you know, I have a three-year-old grandson who experiences autism. He is an amazing child who ‘marches to the beat of a different drummer.’ Passionate about the power of connection, I have felt drawn to him who has difficulty connecting, and have shifted my life to be close by to honor him in his world and hopefully expand his world to more fully include ours. In June...

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Full of Life

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in Catch All Happiness, Events and Happenings | 1 comment

Dear Happy Travelers, Their 4th grade class goal was to understand how to be happy and care for other people. It sounds like the sort of class we all would find beneficial given we find ourselves so over-stressed and over-worked. Instead of writing my own reflections on happiness, I encourage you to take the time to watch all five segments of CHILDREN FULL OF LIFE.  Especially if you don’t have the time, it will be time well spent. If you make the time you will have the privilege of watching a different and heart-felt teaching approach than most grammar teacher’s take in...

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What Is The “Whelm” We Are “Overed” By

Posted by on Apr 12, 2009 in Books Worth Meandering, Catch All Happiness, Events and Happenings, Happiness, Quotes, Rhonda's Articles | Comments Off on What Is The “Whelm” We Are “Overed” By

Dear Happy Traveler, I have always been curious about words… their origin, their apparent meaning, and their embedded or double meaning. As many of you know, I also enjoy revising the meaning to words so they hold a more intentional impact. A word that caught my fancy recently was one we hear far too often these days: overwhelmed. Everywhere I turned, I hear the word in conversation, experience it in everyone’s attitudes, and witness the result on people’s faces. Honestly I, too, had a week that tempted me to concur, however, remembered the words of Mother Teresa, “I know God...

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It’s Time

Posted by on Mar 7, 2009 in Catch All Happiness, Events and Happenings | Comments Off on It’s Time

It’s time to focus on all that is working, rather than belabor the things that are not. Far too often we dramatize life and become high maintenance in the process by exaggerating what is less than ideal. Life has it’s inevitable twists and turns, but need not throw ous off course. Detours are the opportunity to learn, change, or choose a different path. Being a ‘whiner’ may be signature behavior for a cat, but not attractive for a human committed to sustainable...

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Remarkable Lives, Remarkable Legacies:Women as Architects of Change

Posted by on Oct 27, 2007 in Events and Happenings, Happiness, Rhonda's Reflections | Comments Off on Remarkable Lives, Remarkable Legacies:Women as Architects of Change

Dear Treasured Traveling Companions, I am writing this from Southern California with ash still raining from the sky as a result of the devastating fires that surround me in Long Beach as I visit my three grandsons. To the north is Malibu, to the south is Orange County and San Diego, and to the east are the fires in Lake Arrowhead and the forests of San Bernardino County. The creepy orange glow of the sun struggles to be seen through the already too smoggy LA basin. How can there be happiness knowing tragedy haunts so many. And yet, if we are willing to see, positive things can emerge even...

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Update on Connor

Posted by on Feb 20, 2007 in Articles and Stories by Others, Events and Happenings, Rhonda's Reflections | Comments Off on Update on Connor

Dear Ones, How grateful we continue to be to have you as a circle of support for my grandnephew, Connor, and his family. I am deeply pleased to continue to send you good news. Connor will soon return to Alaska after close to a year long stay at Children’s Hospital/Ronald McDonald House in Seattle. As I read my niece’s latest update that I forward on to you, I am touched by her grace and her talent as a mom and a writer. Although Connor’s journey has been a rough one, it is Alicia who has walked a relentlessly stressful road, holding her family together at every turn. I wish...

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It Made It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by on Sep 28, 2006 in Events and Happenings | 0 comments

The bone marrow made it here safe and sound and at 9:30pm Connor’s transplant began. It is infused, much like a blood transfusion is given, over 3-4hours. Everything is going great so far and now the waiting for engraftment to begin. Thank you to everyone for your continued love and prayers. All our love, The Dunham’s

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The Miracle…

Posted by on Sep 27, 2006 in Events and Happenings, Happiness, Quotes, Rhonda's Reflections, Websites Worth Wandering | 0 comments

Dear Family, Friends and Loved Ones, Tomorrow, September 27th, a miracle will happen… a very conscious miracle. Connor will receive a donation of pure love, pure connection of heart from a 34 year-old woman from Europe we know little about in the form of her bone marrow. We do know that this young woman is willing to gift Connor with possibility. We all voice our gratitude! Our happiness is our responsibility, even at times like this one when fear knocks. “When fear knocked, faith answered, and no one was there.” — Old English Proverb The greatest gift we can give...

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Drive Yourself Happy Newsletter 8/15/06

Posted by on Aug 16, 2006 in Articles and Stories by Others, Events and Happenings, Happiness, Quotes, Rhonda's Articles, Websites Worth Wandering | 0 comments

Welcome to this week’s DRIVE YOURSELF HAPPY Road Ramblings. If you find value in these gentle reminders and rules for the road, please invite your friends to sign up for my free newsletter by visiting www.driveyourselfhappy.com. Also visit my blogsite, www.centerofhappiness.com. I would love your support in expanding those joining is on the road to happiness. I’d like to welcome all of our new subscribers to the DRIVE YOURSELF HAPPY Road Ramblings newsletter and acknowledge you for taking the first step toward living a better life. Today’s rambling from the road will...

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