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Posted by Kim Weiss

Check out my boss’ formula for happiness and his new book (with Kelly Johnson Maragni), Feeling Great (hope he lets me get outside the building some more) book is here and also in today’s Publishers Weekly magazine. http://amzn.to/1E1xVx7 PETER VEGSO’S 15 RULES FOR HAPPINESS Sometimes we need a shift in perspective to lift our spirits. It’s easy to get caught up in ourselves and our situations and allow them to dictate how we feel, but we can learn to control the inner and outer influences that affect us. We can actually train ourselves to overcome distressing or pessimistic emotions and enjoy greater happiness in our lives. Be grateful for what you have-you may not have everything you want, but it’s likely that you have everything you need. If you don’t, be grateful for the ability to pursue your needs and set a plan to achieve them. Find a source of awe in each day-there are a million things waiting to be discovered: a person’s kindness, a sunrise, a faithful pet. Take a look around you and …

Excerpt from PositivelyPositive.com

Sweetness is a virtue that searches for the good in every person and situation. At its heart is the conviction that there is always something positive to be found. You simply need the patience to discover it.    –Eternal Blessings Optimism opens a door in difficult or hopeless situations. Optimism knows that there is always a way, no matter how many doors have been shut, and it believes that there is always a good alternative. No matter what the crisis, an optimistic outlook will tell you that the situation you are facing is a sign that you need to find a different way of thinking or a new way of doing things. Sometimes it’s easy to miss the signal because change can be uncomfortable, to say the least. No one really wants to do the work it takes to change unless it’s absolutely necessary, so they often ignore the warning signs until they become so obvious and clear that there is no other choice but to wake up. Now the choice is either to heed the warning …

The Mindful Word

Excerpt from The Mindful Word, 23 April, 2015 MASTER YOUR OWN LIFE SIX STRATEGIES FOR ATTAINING FREEDOM AND FEELING GREAT  Excerpted from Feeling Great: Creating a Life of Optimism, Enthusiasm and Contentment, a guidebook for a lifetime of satisfaction by spiritual practitioners Dadi Janki, Peter Vegso, and Kelly Johnson.  Freedom means that no one can stop you from doing what is right or persuade you to do what is wrong.  Can you imagine a situation where you might feel really great but not be truly free? Is it possible to experience even a feeling of contentment, yet be suppressed or restrained at the same time? Not likely. Freedom is that liberating feeling that you can be who you want to be and achieve anything you want to achieve without constraints. Owning up Real freedom begins with you. It means that you cannot blame others for what they are doing to you. It’s a waste of time to examine their actions repeatedly and become angry; you need to control the situation—and that means examining yourself by asking two simple questions that require very honest answers: “What am I doing …