Focus – on Happiness

Selected Life Lesson My happiness depends upon me. -Barbara C’s Life Lesson from New York Richard’s Thoughts… Isn’t that the truth? We can not give away control to our own lives. That’s not to say that we shouldn’t let other people enter our lives and allow them to have deep and lasting impacts on us. […]

5 Lessons from “The Summer of Richard”

Sure, I involuntarily departed from my previous full-time job and sure it was depressing. But after 110 days on my own, I joined a new team here in New York City and I could not be more excited about the future. But in what I am now calling, “The Summer of Richard,” I thought I […]

Beauty in Bryant Park

There are a few places that make me feel at home in New York City, and Bryant Park is usually one of them. Sure, it can be crowded and it’s not really a “park” in the world I am from, but just look at the photo I took last Saturday. Enjoy!

Finding Happiness

Where is that place where you most come alive? What are the senses that make you feel at peace? Who are you with when you laugh so hard it hurts? My friend Emily recently posted a photo of her answer and it got me thinking about my perfect place. I talk a lot to my […]

Do Three Things to Make You Smile

A recent Inc.com article discussed ways employers could help make their employees smile more, and thus become happier. I took that concept and turned it to how you can do the same for your own life. After all, you are the CEO of your life.

Book Review: To Kill a Mockingbird

I am happy to say that I am no longer someone who hasn’t read Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. I can now talk to my former English teacher without shame. Of course, I’m sure she has another book for me to read, but I finished this assignment! While it may have taken me 28 […]