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 …

The Wonder of Birthdays

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

Mention the word “birthday” to most people over 30 and you will get a less than enthusiastic response.  To them, it signifies getting old, not having met certain goals that they had set, saying a fond farewell to youth, approaching the point of not being able to conceive a child and/or just plain focusing on the fact that the best …

A Mother’s Day Gift for Everyone

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

Today is Mother’s Day, the day that we honor and do something special with and/or for our mothers.  For me, my mother is no longer living but that doesn’t mean that I can’t have my own special way of honoring her memory.  I also recognize that there are lots of people who have never had a positive relationship with their …

The Residual Effects of Domestic Abuse

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

I have always believed that long after the physical scars of domestic abuse have healed, the mental scars were still ever present and would remain until such time as we could reach the point where we understood what those scars actually are and how they continue to influence our lives.  For many, the discovery comes through therapy and a willingness …

Inspiration Time

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

Ah, the weekend!  Here it is, Saturday morning and I don’t have to get up at any particular time.  Some people might think that I am lazy for not getting up and “doing” tons of things before the day goes by but I have learned something else that is far more valuable to me.  I know that this is the …

The “Thank You” Factor

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

This past week, I had the opportunity to work with a group of people to help all of us to learn more about team building.  There was lots of great information that we all received and that was further expanded with our team building exercises.  But the one single thing that I found to help everyone as they alternately split …

The American Spirit of Giving

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

Yesterday I attended the Spring fundraiser held by the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Guild in Burbank, CA.  This hospital is very special to me as this is where I had all of my cancer-related surgeries so although I have attended their events in the past, this is the first one since my own experiences with this hospital.  And with …