Readjusting Expectations

Lately I’ve been pondering expectations and how they have changed (or not changed) over the past decade or so of my life. Expectations, specifically from the people in our lives, can be a sticky area to navigate. We all have different ideas of how people should treat us and how we would treat others, and…

Happiness, Karma, and Waiting for Good News

As we get older, we learn to come to terms with the ups and downs of life. We expect that we will have both good and bad experiences, meet wonderful and horrible people, make right and wrong choices, and feel every emotion on the spectrum between elation and despair.¬†We cannot ever predict what will happen…

Turning Off Social Media: Why Happiness Depends on It

The other day, an old Alanis Morissette song came on the radio and I was reminded of my childhood neighbor, Ashley. Ashley and I had spent hours listening to Alanis’ first album. I got to thinking how Ashley was the one girl on my street who treated me as a true friend; her being Jewish…