Cyber Monday

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

Holiday shopping for many people has been reduced to the Internet.  As all of the online retailers are busy sending out their emails about the big deals that are being offered, computers are on overdrive as buyers try to latch on to the biggest deals while supplies last.  For those who want to shop but are unable to get out …

Thanksgiving Reflections

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

Each year for my favorite holiday I reflect on those things for which I am most thankful.  On my list I have always included my thanks for those things that I have such as a warm place to live, food on my table, a good job, other family members and friends, etc.  I also take time to be thankful for …

Penn State University and Joe Paterno

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

I am extremely disturbed by what has happened to the reputation of the Penn State University and now former football coach, Joe Paterno.  After the arrest of former defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky, on child abuse charges being brought by a grand jury indictment, someone decided that that blame should be placed upon Joe Paterno and that he should be fired …

Why I’ll Enjoy Today for Today

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

Today is November 6, 2011.  It is a very special day.  The reason that it is special is because there has never, ever been a November 6, 2011 and there will never, ever be another one again.  As far as I see it, that is pretty special and because I was fortunate enough to wake up this morning, I get …

What Steve Jobs Taught Me

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts, Uncategorized by Barbara Jacoby

The legacy of Steve Jobs will long be remembered in the Apple brand for all of the wonderful products that he created that enhanced our lives and our communications with each other and the world.  However, there is so much more that Steve Jobs gave to all of us.  He taught us what life is really all about and how …

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In Domestic Abuse News, Recent Posts, Uncategorized by Barbara Jacoby

I just learned yesterday that October has been designated as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  This started my thinking about this major epidemic that seems to be growing worldwide and what I might be able to do in order to help to find a solution to this problem.  And after hours of pondering this matter, I realized that I have absolutely …

Separating Work and Personal Lives

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts, Uncategorized by Barbara Jacoby

For several decades, I have had a ritual that I followed that has allowed me to remove myself from my work day when I arrived home.  For one hour, I would immerse myself in the stories of Pine Valley, PA, better known as the television show, “All My Children”.  By doing so, I was able to leave behind all of …