It’s Not Too Late – I’m Gonna Dance

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

I don’t know how many of you watch the show, “So You Think You Can Dance”, but I have been enjoying it for many seasons and it always seems to inspire something in me.  This year is no different.  As an outgrowth of the show, next Saturday, July 31, 2010 has been declared “National Dance Day” and there is a …

A Special Birthday Tribute

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

This week is my husband Kirk’s birthday.  For those who are regular visitors here, you know that he is responsible for this website but in addition, he is the light of my life.  I don’t know how I could have gotten through so many tough times, not the least of which has been my cancer battles.  And I can’t begin …

Mel Gibson: Another Domestic Abuser

In Domestic Abuse Posts By Barbara, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

Wherever you look in the headlines this week, everyone is reporting on the audio tapes of Mel Gibson and his tirades once again.  Much emphasis is being put on the racial and religious slurs and they definitely should receive a very clear reporting.  However, what is being lost in the messages, at least in the numerous articles that I have …

Independence Day

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

Well, this July 4th when we celebrate the hard-won independence of our country, I think that it is a great time to stop and reflect on our own personal independence and what that independence really means.

A Tribute to A Special Doctor

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

Over the last 2 ½ years that I have been writing this blog, I have written special tributes on a few occasions – to my husband, my brother, my dad and to a close neighbor upon his passing.  This week, I once again find myself moved to add another person to that list as I wind down on the follow …

Money and Your Life

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

I don’t understand most people when it comes to their relationship with money.  Perhaps it is because I have never had very much of it but it never really mattered to me.  But for many that I do know who have money, I can’t believe its importance in their lives.  And I see so many things that I can only …

Other People’s Expectation

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

For as long as I can remember, I have always lived my life by trying to fulfill the expectations of others.  I was told what I should do, when I should do it, how things should be done and how I should execute something.  In reflecting on this, I discovered that regardless of my best efforts, whatever I did was …

Memorial Day – An Annual Remembrance

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

I don’t know about anyone else but Memorial Day is a very special holiday to me. It isn’t because I personally had a lot of people in my family and/or circle of friends who went to war for my country because I didn’t. In fact, I don’t personally know a single person who died fighting for our freedom. Nevertheless, I …

Go With the Flow

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

I can’t begin to tell you how many times when I needed or wanted to do something, I could not figure out a way to accomplish my goal.  The more that I struggled and stressed and looked for an answer outside of myself, the more I kept coming up empty.  And then I realized that after using my good energy …