Happiness is a Choice

By M-Power

It really is. Happiness is not a future event. It is now. But, my kids are not listening to me. I hate my job and my boss. I can’t seem to get everything done that I need to. You can choose to be happy, even if your life is not where you want it yet. I know because I have done it. Problems are always going to surface. There will always be challenges. Things will break and we will have to fix them. Some will be big and some will be minor, but we can be happy through all of them. It starts with our thoughts and learning how to control them. I tell my clients all the time, “Either you run your thoughts or your thoughts run you.” Are you going to choose to focus on the boss you dislike or on getting the skills you need to qualify

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Until You See it as a Choice, It’s Not

By M-Power

You’ve heard it before right? Happiness is a choice. That can sometimes be offensive, especially when I’m not feeling happy. What are you saying? That it’s my fault?! The thing is, until we see it as a choice, it’s not. This is because of a process in our own mind that puts most of our thinking on auto-pilot. We don’t even think about things that we have already programmed into the neural pathways of our mind, so the very processes causing our emotional experience are not even noticed. They are obvious, but unnoticed, until they are called to our attention. This is why I love my job so much – I get to illuminate the obvious, which puts people in position to actually have more choice and control. I’ve summarized the two main processes that make happiness a choice (evaluation and creation) in┬áthis 16-minute video. Will you help me share

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