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Happiness Project: April Action

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This month, for our Caregiving Happiness Project, let’s open. April is here, which reminds us that growth comes after difficulty. The flowers bloom, the grass grows, the sun shines longer–all after the dark, cold days of winter. This month, in honor of spring, our action word is open. This month, how will you open? Please share your goals about simplifying in our comments section, below. And, keep us posted throughout the month in our Happiness ... Read More »

Caregiving Happiness Project: March Action

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We head into a new month which means a new action for our Caregiving Happiness Project. March can feel like the year’s toughest month. It’s still winter and it’s a long month. In March, we’re looking for an end to winter and a start to spring. This month, our action word is plant. This month, what will you plant? Please tell us about your goals around planting in our comments section, below. (If you’re a ... Read More »

Caregiving Happiness Project: February Action

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We head into a new month, which means a new action for our Caregiving Happiness Project. In February, let’s focus on taking charge. Our action word is host. This month, what will you host? Please tell us about your goals around hosting in our comments section, below. (If you’re a member of CareGiving.com, be sure to join our Happiness Project group so you can keep us posted on your commitments.) Related Articles Caregiving Happiness Project: ... Read More »

Caregiving Happiness Project: January Action

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Happy New Year! We begin again. So, for our Caregiving Happiness Project, let’s focus on beginnings. Our action word is begin. This month, how will you begin? Please share the actions you’ll take this month (If you’re a member of CareGiving.com, be sure to join our Happiness Project group so you can keep us posted on your commitments.) Related Articles Caregiving Happiness Project: December Action (caregiving.com) Tell Us: Has Caregiving Cost You Your Job? (caregiving.com) ... Read More »

Caregiving Happiness Project: December Action

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We welcome December today which means we’re ready to set a new goal in our Caregiving Happiness Project. For December, let’s invest. Let’s invest in our day, our relationships, our future. This month, how will you invest? Please tell us how you’ll branch out in our comments section, below. Related Articles Happy Thanks-Caregiving (caregiving.com) Farewell (caregiving.com) Happiness Project: November Action (caregiving.com) 10 Tips for the Working Caregiver (caregiving.com) 10 Tips for Family Caregivers: Preparing for Appointments ... Read More »

Happiness Project: November Action

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I apologize I am late sharing our action for our Caregiving Happiness Project. I had a deadline to meet for a book I’m writing and working to make the deadline consumed me. That focus has inspired our action for November. For November, let’s branch out. Let’s seek out adventure, experiment, move out of our comfort zone. This month, how will you branch out? Please tell us how you’ll branch out in our comments section, below. Related ... Read More »

Caregiving Happiness Project: October Action

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We reach the beginning of our new month. And, October is a month of transitions–the fall colors show us that we’re moving from summer to fall to winter. This month for our Caregiving Happiness Project, as we transition, let’s change. Let’s change a schedule or a routine or a way. This month, what will you change? Please share your goal for this month in our comments section, below. (Would you like to join our Happiness ... Read More »

Happiness Project: September Action

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We reach the beginning of our new month. And, in my mind, September feels like a month of new beginnings. This month for our Caregiving Happiness Project, as we begin again, let’s be bold. Let’s draw a line in the sand about situations and relationships which don’t work for us. Let’s be bold about how we do what we do. Let’s be bold about who we are. This month, how will you be bold? (Would you like ... Read More »

Happiness Project: August Action

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This month for our Caregiving Happiness Project, let’s be lazy. Let’s slim down our To Do lists. Let’s sit outside and do just that–sit outside. Let’s stop as often we can to pay attention to what’s happening. Let’s be lazy by taking ourselves out of the rat race. This month, how will you be lazy? Please share your goals about being lazy in our comments section, below. And, keep us posted throughout the month in ... Read More »

Happiness Project: July Action

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This month, for our Caregiving Happiness Project, let’s enjoy. Let’s settle squabbles. Let’s take a break from worries. Let’s stop taking life so seriously. Let’s simply enjoy. Whenever we can. Please share how you’ll enjoy in our comments section, below. Please share your goals about receiving in our comments section, below. And, keep us posted throughout the month in our Happiness Project group. (Would you like to join our Happiness Project, now in its third ... Read More »

Happiness Project: June

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This month for our Caregiving Happiness Project, let’s stretch. I’m going to stretch and take risks. I’m going to do my best to be courageous about taking actions that intimidate me. This month, how will you stretch? Please share your goals about receiving in our comments section, below. And, keep us posted throughout the month in our Happiness Project group. (Would you like to join our Happiness Project, now in its third year? We’d love ... Read More »

Happiness Project: May Action

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This month for our Caregiving Happiness Project, let’s receive. I’m going to receive abundance in all forms. This month, how will you receive? Please share your goals about receiving in our comments section, below. And, keep us posted throughout the month in our Happiness Project group. (Would you like to join our Happiness Project, now in its third year? We’d love to have you! Just complete this quick survey and then join our group here. ... Read More »

Happiness Project: April Action

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This month, for our Caregiving Happiness Project, let’s stand. We may feel like we sit too much–either in our chair during the day or in our life with a tongue tied. For me, I’m going to take a stand about my priorities and what I value. This month, how will you stand? Please share your goals about standing in our comments section, below. And, keep us posted throughout the month in our Happiness Project group. ... Read More »

Happiness Project: March Action

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This month, for our Caregiving Happiness Project, let’s simplify. For me, I’m going to simplify my days by believing I make good choices. I make my days harder by questioning my decisions. This month, how will you simplify? Please share your goals about simplifying in our comments section, below. And, keep us posted throughout the month in our Happiness Project group. (Would you like to join our Happiness Project, now in its third year? We’d ... Read More »

Happiness Project: February

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This month, for our Caregiving Happiness Project, let’s break. For me, I’m going to break through my blocks and get to the other side. This month, how will you break? Please share your goals about breaking in our comments section, below. And, keep us posted throughout the month in our Happiness Project group. (Would you like to join our Happiness Project, now in its third year? We’d love to have you! Just complete this quick ... Read More »

Happiness Project: January

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We enter January, the first month of our new year. It’s a month of beginnings. This month, for our Caregiving Happiness Project, let’s focus. Let’s put our focus at the start of the year on what we want for the year. When you focus on what you want and need, you let go of what you don’t want or need. For me, I’m going to focus on what’s going well. This month, on what will ... Read More »

Happiness Project: December Action

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We enter December, the last month of our year. It’s a month of celebrations, rituals and traditions. This month, for our Caregiving Happiness Project, let’s make. I spoke with a colleague last night who spoke about her tradition of making Christmas cookies. It sounded like so much fun! So, this month, I’m going to make Christmas cookies with my niece, Elizabeth. This month, what will you make?Please share your actions for our Caregiving Happiness Project ... Read More »

Happiness Project: November

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Hard to believe we’re heading into the final two months of the year. We spent October “doing”–I hope you did what you intended. In November, our word is…. Take. As we begin the season of giving, we’ll actually focus on taking. Sounds odd but let’s see what happens if we put the spin on giving in order to take. For me, I’m going to: 1. Take time to enjoy what’s important. What will you take? ... Read More »

Happiness Project: October

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Our action word in October for our Caregiving Happiness Project is Do. This month, we no longer put off what we mean to do. We just do it. So, in October, what will you do? For me, I’m going to: 1. Create a system to manage my finances. What will you do? Please share your goals in our comments section, below. (Would you like to join our Happiness Project, now beginning its third year? We’d ... Read More »

Happiness Project: September

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Our action word in September for our Caregiving Happiness Project is Face. In September, what will you face? For me, I’m going to face: 1. My clutter and overcome it. What will you face? Please share your goals in our comments section, below. (Would you like to join our Happiness Project, now beginning its third year? We’d love to have you! Just complete this quick survey and then join our group here.) Related Articles Happiness ... Read More »

Happiness Project: August

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Our action word in August for our Caregiving Happiness Project is Start. In August, what will you start? For me, I’m going to start: 1. Planning a vacation. What will you start? Please share your goals in our comments section, below. (Would you like to join our Happiness Project, now beginning its third year? We’d love to have you! Just go here for details on how to join.) Related Articles Happiness Project: July (caregiving.com) Happiness ... Read More »

Happiness Project: July

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This month begins Year 3 of our Caregiving Happiness Project. Can you believe it? So, in July, our action word is Grow. You might want to grow something in your garden or house. Or, you may want to allow yourself personal growth. For me, I’m going to grow: 1. Opportunities which will net results for me in the near future. What will you grow? Please share your goals in our comments section, below. (Would you ... Read More »