Olympic Inspiration

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

As the closing ceremonies are now just hours away, I can’t help but continue to ponder on these Olympic games and the effect that they have had on me.  I have watched and enjoyed and appreciated the games every 4 years since I was a little girl.  But this year, things are different and in some ways so much more …

Cancer: Helping Others

In Breast Cancer, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

As I concluded a second Let Life Happen radio broadcast last evening on the subject about “how did you react when someone told you that they had cancer”, I wanted to thank each and every person who posted a comment or shared a story on this subject.  As we all know, that is a really hard subject with which to deal and I …

A 12-Year-Old and Valentine’s Day

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

In last week’s blog, I requested that you share your stories with me so that I could share them with others as a way of letting everyone know that regardless of what you have lived in your life, there are others who have shared the same experience.  In the midst of all of the stories that I received from so …

Help Others – Tell Your Story

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

One of the single most important things that I have learned since writing my very first blog is that by telling my story, I am helping other people who have been or currently are in the same circumstances that I have experienced.  I have also learned that once other people read or heard your story and know that others have …

Let Life Happen TALK

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

In case you didn’t catch the messages last evening, Let Life Happen TALK launched its first internet broadcast at 8:00 p.m.  It was almost as much of a surprise to me as it is to you as Kirk did not tell me about it until late Friday afternoon after he had the whole thing all set.  However, I must say …

A Special Tribute to My Husband

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

January 22nd has become a very special day to me.  Not only is it the 2nd anniversary of writing my weekly blog but also I walked out of the doctor’s office yesterday after my final follow up after my reconstructive surgery.  I feel so free.  But, the next thing that came into my mind is the thought that I could …

Happy Anniversary to Me

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

Next Friday, January 22nd, will mark the 2nd anniversary of my writing this weekly blog.  Now while to many this may not seem to be any big accomplishment, it truly is a major milestone for me.  The main reason for that is that I came to this task kicking and screaming, in my own way.  I really didn’t think that …

I Am Done With Whiners

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

As I headed back to work this week after vacation full of enthusiasm and visions and new goals, I was immediately met by a number of people who were doing nothing more than whining and groaning about all different facets of their lives and how miserable they were.  Being the person that I am, I immediately offered assistance, an ear …

A Fabulous New Year

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

As I started preparations this morning for the return to work tomorrow after Christmas and looked toward plans for New Year’s Eve , I realized that I felt totally different than any time in my memory.  Now I have never been a big fan of New Year’s celebrations and the belief that the beginning of a new year is some …

No New Year’s Resolutions for Me

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

Every year I start out by making one or more New Year’s resolutions.  And every year, long before we are even half way through, those resolutions are long forgotten.  When they do come to mind, then I feel badly about once again not having succeeded in meeting whatever goals I had set.  I feel like a failure.  So this year, …