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Looking Back, Going Forward.

Looking Back, Going Forward.

This month marks a very special anniversary. The birth of The Happy Venture! It’s the 4th birthday of the blog that gave me the courage to start speaking my truth.

How to Plan a Happy Fall.

How to Plan a Happy Fall.

Does the change of season bring you happiness or stress? How do we stop focusing on to-do lists to creating happiness in the fall season? I have a few ideas. If you feel stressed by fall (or life) it's time answer some questions. It's easy, I promise. Ready to jot...

How to Persistently Go With the Flow

How to Persistently Go With the Flow

Life happens. Things get interrupted, even when we set the best of intentions. So what keeps us going in the right direction when rocks show up just as we’re heading downstream and seem to throw us off course? Persistence.

What is Freedom?

What is Freedom?

Let me state up front that this is meant to be a piece of writing that inspires Happiness and Independence, which is the aim of this space, The Happy Venture. I am looking at Freedom from the human perspective, not just American. These are my reflections and feelings...

A Meditation on Grieving and Friendship

A Meditation on Grieving and Friendship

What's Your Story? We cannot know when our story begins what the moral of it will be. Hero or Villain? Devil or Saint? Superstar or Average? Most of us will be somewhere in the middle, not sure how we got into the story or what we're supposed to do other than 'live'....

How to Create a Happy New Year

How to Create a Happy New Year

It is February 1st. It is the halfway point of Winter and a month after the New Year started. Many of us have forgotten, or never made New Years Resolutions. I for one don't think I even made any this year. 2018 was a transition year for my family so I spent January...

Change On the Wind

Change On the Wind

What lessons is your body trying to tell you? What change is in the air? What’s ripe for transformation? What’s that niggling feeling you keep ignoring?

No More Turning Away

No More Turning Away

No More Turning Away. On Thursday I headed out to Ann Arbor on a solo mission. New life, new hair stylist, new haircut. It was REALLY over due but the timing of haircuts in my life has quite often coincided with big life changes and transitions. This time was no...

Flying by the Seat of My Pants Away From Perfectionism!

Flying by the Seat of My Pants Away From Perfectionism!

I am trying something very new! I am writing this blog post at 4:24pm Friday April 13th with absolutely no PLAN. I don't know what I'm going to write. All I know is that I had the sudden urge to just get a blog post out! I have a few in the hopper but my PERFECTIONISM...