Constructive Criticism

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

As part of the completion of the fiscal year at our office on September 30th comes the Performance Evaluations.  Those were shared with each employee yesterday and I must admit that I have never seen such a sad situation.  The silence was deafening.  So many people were extremely upset and this was played out in so many different ways.  I …

Support for Pregnancy/Child Loss Survivors

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

This week I received a most interesting request from a young lady who recently had a miscarriage.  As I read her email, she made me realize that women who have had a miscarriage or who have lost a child often have nowhere to turn for support in their loss.  I am attaching her very poignant email here in its entirety: …

When A Partner Cheats

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

I have been chatting with a young lady whose partner has cheated on her and has subsequently left her and moved on to another relationship.  This person wants her cheater back.  She believes that once the cheater has spent time away from her, the cheater will so miss what they had together that the cheater will return and all will …

Enjoying Each Day

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

With the anniversary of September 11th so fresh in my mind, I couldn’t help but reflect upon all of those people who lost their lives that day and all of those who lost loved ones that day.  It also reminded me about how we so often take for granted the lives that we have and how it is so easy …

Manual on How to Molest Children Is Legal

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

I ran across this story today and I can’t believe what I read.  This is a true story that was reported on ABC News’ website and I can’t remember the last time when I was as livid as I am because of the information contained in the story.  In case you didn’t want to follow the link and read this, …

Lisa’s Tribute to Her Mother

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

I first met Lisa Koch-Howell here a few months ago shortly after her mother lost her life to breast cancer.  At that time she wrote to me the following: “Well I was wondering if you could give me some advice. My sister did the 3 day breast cancer walk 2 years ago. She really enjoyed it. Our mama met her …

Teamwork

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

One of the greatest lessons that I have learned in my life is the value of teamwork.  It is what I consider to be the best solution to any task, question, situation, endeavor, etc. that may come my way.  This does not mean that I don’t work independently and find that in many situations that I can complete a task …

America’s Got Talent – Little Girl’s Adult Voice

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

Some of you might have seen this mind blowing 10 year old young lady Jackie Evancho sing like a 30 year old seasoned Opera singer on America’s Got Talent.  I just couldn’t believe leave my eyes and wanted to share the video if you haven’t seen it or want to watch it again.  Amazing!  Truly a beautiful little person. Share your thoughts.  COMMENTS Barbara …

Volunteering Without Leaving Home

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

I am very fortunate to work for a company that supports volunteering in the community as a way to give back.  Included in the various programs where we can help is a group who knits or crochets or quilts or purchases blankets for children in crisis.  This was of particular interest to me as a domestic abuse survivor because I …