I have one ex-teen, one teen, and one almost teen. I KNOW teen. Teen is the poster child for chaos. It teaches so much. It’s a class in complexity science, self-actualization, and patience. Teens are undergoing an astonishing transformation, from the little one that you held in an arm easily to someone who’s asking for your… Continue reading How My Teens Make Me Better – The Case for Diversity
Category: General Happiness
How the Superbowl Affirmed Life Itself
= WOW Note: this post seems to be getting a ton of spam, so I flipped the title around just to see if that helps. Gentle Reader, I’ll be honest – it took me a few hours after Superbowl 51 to recover. I had to work to use the pent-up energy, which was… Continue reading How the Superbowl Affirmed Life Itself
The Importance of A Beautiful Space
Recently, I attended an Agile training class in downtown Seattle, close to Lake Union. For those not from the area, don’t fret – the actual location is irrelevant. What matters is the design of the space and how it makes you feel. During a break, and then after the training was over, I took the… Continue reading The Importance of A Beautiful Space
Three Proven Techniques to Maintain Gratitude Beyond Thanksgiving
To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kindness that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself… Continue reading Three Proven Techniques to Maintain Gratitude Beyond Thanksgiving
Find Awe and Be Present – It’s more important than goals
Many people ask me why or what kind of websites lifesparcs.com or HappyWisdom.com are? Eventually they end up jumping immediately to productivity something like Lifehacker or something like that. Yet, I’m not necessarily using goal achievement as my…well…goal of either of these efforts. It’s about happiness, which is attained through presence, which can be attained… Continue reading Find Awe and Be Present – It’s more important than goals
Wisdom Wednesday – How to come home after work the right way
I love the poetry of David Whyte. If you don’t know, he’s a Northwest poet, and one that specifically targets the squishy area of being in the business world. Poetry aimed to address and frame work, career, family life, and the mess that all adds up to. In his excellent book, Crossing the Unknown Sea,… Continue reading Wisdom Wednesday – How to come home after work the right way
Life’s complexity can stop your goals dead in their tracks
Hello my name is Joe Fecarotta, and welcome to Happy Wisdom, the site that will help you live a bigger life by attaining your goals while actually enjoying your life. Companies hit goals that were thought impossible just a few years ago. We’re all amazed by the progress that has been made, but many attribute… Continue reading Life’s complexity can stop your goals dead in their tracks
Bring light into your world!
We’re currently having a storm in the northwest. We’ve got a lot of flashlights and candles about. It makes me think how luck we are in the West, and how tough world we live in. Fear, as I covered in my first Sway presentation, is not conducive to goal creation or the pursuit of dreams.… Continue reading Bring light into your world!