thrive don’t just survive

Feel Great To THRIVE! 2

When I had brain surgery nearly five years ago and lost much of my daily functioning – including speech – I discovered true happiness. And then I found myself thriving all across my life!

You know what? Happiness has nothing to do with events or circumstances.


Happiness is a way of life, a way of being in the world knowing that nothing that happens has any power over you except the power you give it by assigning meaning to the event.
Happiness is not about circumstances.

Do you think maybe I had good reason to see life as an unfair series of events when I lost my ability to talk, to swallow, to walk, to write and to stand up on my own?

Thank goodness I did not feel that way.

I doubt I could have healed had I crawled into a hole thinking life sucked. In fact, I know that fact is the truth as my physical and speech therapists asked me to write my book, THRIVE! Don’t Just Survive, to share how I live allowing my recovery from such major life-altering trauma in record time. they said my story and mindset could really help their other patients to heal.

I remember that day. I was lying in bed, struggling to breathe, unable to speak, needing a walker to get around and hoping I never fell because I was not able to get up. I was smiling. Yeah, smiling. And, are you ready for this?

I was high! High like I get when I workout and those super endorphins fly through my system.

In that moment I realized I had discovered the secret of happiness, that I was already living full on in happiness. With that as my starting point every day I was able to move into healing at lightning speed.

Understand that I didn’t get my body and functioning back as it used to be. Nope.

Happiness is never about circumstances.


Childhood Habits: TO THRIVE! or Not [TAT]

What you do as a kid often determines your entire life. Well, it will unless you have an awareness of what you are doing.
Watch the video. Take on Today’s Take Action Tuesday Challenge and finally THRIVE! Don’t Just survive.

Procrastinate OR Thrive [TAT]

Procrastination poses one HUGE roadblock to your happiness and success. You cannot possibly thrive in any area of your life until you do this.

Your Belief System is the BS Stopping Your From Thriving [TAT]

What exactly is your belief system? Where do you your beliefs originate?
Do they make sense to you? Are they even true for you – or do you just blindly accept and live according to them?

I’ve got a challenge for you today, one that will finally let you THRIVE! Don’t Just Survive.



Ready to show us your Happy?

Grab your friend, sister, brother, your partner, your kids, your parents, and your pets. Pose showing us your favorite happy! Don’t just sit there and stare into the lens. Really, show us what you do when you are THRIVING!

If you want to make a 15 second (or less) video – even more fun! We will upoad your photo or video here! C’mon now. Let’s spread the smiles!

Go to the contact page and upload your video or photo. Make sure you give me a link or an embed code for a video. Your submission means you consent to our using your video/photo on our sites.

Take a look at our current videos and remember to SHARE the Fun!

HEY! That’s me, Ali, doing what I didn’t know I could!

Karen Hughes is all over it…

Dennis is doing his own THRIVE thing…