I HATE Grocery Shopping

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

What use to be one of my favorite things to do has now become one of the most dreaded – grocery shopping. I would have a list of those things that I needed to get but I also loved strolling the aisles and checking out the new items that had arrived that would challenge me to create something new and …

May We Never Forget – Memorial Day

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

It is now Memorial Day and I find that I am a bit sadder on this holiday each year. It seems to me that fewer and fewer people take the time to remember those who have given their lives in order that we may have the freedoms that we have in this country. For most people to whom I have …

Some of My Birthday Reflections

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

Today is my birthday. I am really excited about it. Actually, I have been celebrating for days now. For me, it is not about a bunch of presents and having a special dinner. It is about spending the time with the person or people that I love and having lots of fun. I am so fortunate because I am able …

Loving Yourself

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

If you have ever embarked on any self-help or self-improvement study, one of the first things that is addressed is that in order to advance or in order to love someone else or in order to improve your life, etc., you must first learn to love yourself. I don’t know about anyone else but to me that sounded a bit …

Entitlement

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

As the end of another school year approaches, I can’t help but think of all of the young people who will be graduating from school and heading out to join the workforce. The sad reality is that many of them will hit the ground running with the belief that they are entitled to a great paying, high level job just …

How Did Your Past Affect You

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

I was recently watching an episode of the TV show, “Couples Therapy” and couldn’t help but be drawn in by some of the questions that therapist Dr. Jenn Berman was asking of the participants. The discussions centered on issues that had occurred in the past, particularly when the guests were young, that have affected their relationships as adults. As I …

What Did You Do for Yourself Today

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

As most of us find ourselves trying to deal with the current economic issues that have enveloped our lives, it has become necessary for us to take on more work and responsibilities. It doesn’t matter where we work (at home or outside of the home), the influences currently governing our lives have created more stress for more people than ever …