I’ve been honored to be one of the first Happify Pioneers and recently wrote a guest post for the Happify blog: What’s in Your Happiness Toolbox?. (If you’re wondering: What is Happify? Click here to learn more.)
In birth, parenting and in happiness, it turns out, I like the idea of having options, a variety of tools and ways to handle a situation, confront a setback or solve a problem. Visually, I picture a toolbox of choices.
In teaching childbirth education classes, I expose families to a wide range of options for their birth experience including choices for relaxation, movement, labor and birth positions and the very first decisions as parents.
I love the quote by Diana Korte and Roberta Scaer, authors of A Good Birth, A Safe Birth, who said: “If you don’t know your options, you don’t have any.” As in birth, so it is in life. There are lot’s of options to increase your contentment and happiness – start by checking out Happify and making yourself a happiness toolbox!
The science shows you can do things to affect your happiness. Even a generally happy person can find reminders to stay focused on what’s really important in life helpful. It’s far too easy to get pulled into the tedium and nitty-gritty of daily details and lose sight of our guiding values and our larger purpose.
© Copyright Leah DeCesare 2014