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4/10/13

Look on the bright side...


Welcome to a Happy Girl’s Guide to Life. I hope this blog inspires you to think outside the box. I hope this blog awakens your passion for life. I hope this blog helps you achieve personal and spiritual growth. And most of all I hope this blog makes you realize that you and YOU alone are in control of your happiness. Being happy is a personal choice. One that involves much soul searching. It is a conscious choice that you make every day to lead a happy and positive life.  I can promise you that once you make that conscious choice your life will change forever. You will begin to attract such incredible things into your life. I hope to inspire you to change your lives. All of the advice and journaling exercises I provide here are all strategies that I have employed in my own life and that have helped me to become the woman I am today.
Let me tell you a little about myself. My name is Joann and I am an aspiring psychologist and writer.  I’m currently juggling a full time job and navigating my way through graduate school.  I decided to start this blog after having gone through the toughest two years of my life. My life has been filled with lots of ups and downs, highs and lows, laughter and tears,  and MANY obstacles. These past two years were particularly tough.  I just kept hitting road block after road block.  I found myself feeling completely lost and alone. Life had lost its passion. After the recent devastating demise of my engagement as well as many other personal struggles I finally decided to put my foot down and make a change. I was no longer going to be a victim. I decided that I was going be HAPPY!! That’s right many people don’t realize this but it is a personal choice to be happy. Happiness has nothing to do with luck or money; it is a personal choice that you make. Being happy and living a positive life is something that involves effort and much personal growth. It is a conscious decision that we make every day. But I can assure you it is one that will allow you to live a fulfilling and joyous life. The juice is definitely worth the squeeze.
 

9 comments:

  1. I'm SO PROUD of you! What a beautiful blog! So inspiring! I'm so happy to have such an amazing sister who can take life's most difficult obstacles and turn them into lessons and eventually triumphs! I love you... keep inspiring... it's your calling! xo

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  2. Thanks Mana! That really means the world to me ! Love you xo

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  3. Very inspiring~! Happiness is definitely a choice. I agree!

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  4. This is so nice girl!!! Very empowering! I will follow all your writings and thoughts! Your are such a great human being! =)

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  5. Thank you so much for the kind words you have no idea how much everyone's support means to me !

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  6. Way to go joey!!!! This is such an empowering and refreshing blog. This will truly impact people in a tremendous way whether you realize it or not. Congratulations on being truly HAPPY and sharing your insights with the rest of the world! I love it!

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  7. A positive & powerful message In an inviting Angelical setting.....Be what you are....share what you must....in a quest for righteousness.....With all of my unconditional love and support.

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  8. This is beautiful Jo! I am still here and thinking of you! I am really eager to read your blog!!

    xoxo from another happy girl!

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