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Happiness and the Choice of Doing Nothing by Lisa Cypers Kamen of What is Your Happiness

By Lisa Cypers Kamen, Harvesting Happiness

We live in a world full of choices. From our hairspray to our hamburgers, it seems that the more we seek the more choices we have.  Choices can empower us and choices can overwhelm us.  In our instant gratification society, where the choices come fast and furious, where do we begin in making the choices that impact our daily lives?

I would like to offer to you the notion that sometimes choice is best served by choosing to do nothing. There are days that seemingly never end and for those days I choose rest.  Yes, you heard me, I choose rest.  I shut of the computers and the TV.  I unplug my kids from their IPods and their Play Stations.  I close the curtains on the chilly day, build a fire and I rest.  My kids rest with me. And for a few precious hours we are just in a state of being.

No music. No TV. No books to read. No talking. When this happens, I find that we all end up on one couch under one blanket.  One family resting.  It’s at these still moments that I feel the energy of my family. I feel the love that binds us.  It doesn’t last long as the bickering soon begins between my kids, but for that brief moment in time when all is quiet our bodies recharge.

Soon we are onto our baseball filled, riding lesson, trumpet recital lives and the days pass in a blur. But from time to time, one of my secrets to happiness, is to stop – choose to do nothing and in it you begin to find everything you need.

Independent filmmaker, author, happiness coach and speaker Lisa Cypers Kamen creates these blogs to entertain, enlighten and educate us as we each undertake our own personal search for happiness. Happiness is an Inside Job. To contact Lisa, email her directly at lisa@whatisyourhappiness.com and check out her websites at www.whatisyourhappiness.com , www.harvestinghappiness.com  , and www.hh4heroes.org   and listen to her on  www.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com or download her show at  www.itunes.com.

Harvesting Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen brings to the airwaves a fresh talk radio approach promoting happiness, well-being and global human flourishing by presenting a diverse and proactive collection of the greatest thinkers and doers who have devoted their lives to creating a better world in which to live. She is an expert in creating happiness, finding pathways to happiness, and building a happiness formula in her happiness workshops. If you are looking for how to become a happier person, tune in weekly at www.toginet.com Wednesday’s at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST.”

Harvesting Happiness for Heroes is a pending 501(c)(3), non-profit corporation. Our mission objective is to offer support services to Warriors and Warrior families challenged by Combat Trauma, PTSD and post-deployment reintegration issues.  We offer Battle Buddy workshops, family awareness training, online community support, one-on-one coaching services, as well as retreats for Warriors to decompress from battle and understand the tools available for them to adapt their military skills to civilian society.



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