Increase Your Happiness With Happify.com

Earlier this year, I was invited to be a pioneer beta tester on the new site Happify and I’m pleased to report that the site is now open to the public. According to the developers, recent scientific breakthroughs indicate that happiness is a skill that you can control. Just like physical fitness, there are skills…

Author Branding: Website Makeover

As I recently shared, my website and blog have undergone a new look. One feature I wanted to highlight was my Characters at a Crossroads banner and my new Character Crossroads blog category. My banner used to say One Stop Reading: Books for Adults, Teens and Children. And while it’s true, this web site does…

Improve Your Kids’ Writing Skills

Awhile back, I wrote an article for the fantastic website Voice Boks (the voice of parenthood) and outlined my suggestions for how to improve your children’s writing abilities. I described some easy activities for pre-school through elementary school age, such as creating your own touch and feel books, starting a vacation journal, using Mad Libs…

Kids’ Happy Thoughts Rocks and Journal

I saw the movie The Internship, starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, this summer and it really struck me how those guys worked so hard to instill a positive attitude in the jaded college interns on their team. In the movie, teams of interns compete to land a job at Google, but the teammates of…

Would You Like to Beta Test a New Happiness Web Site? Check out @Happify #PositiveThinking

I was recently invited to be a pioneer beta tester on the new site Happify.com and they have given a special invite link to my readers if you’d like to try it out, also! When I first received the invitation to join the site, I almost deleted it. I receive lots of offers as a…