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Observer or participant?

By Patti Phillips | March 18, 2015

Are you an observer of life or a participant in life? Do you find yourself watching or engaging? Do you take pleasure in other people’s joy or do you create your own? There is no right or wrong answer, it is just an observation I have made lately that makes it easier for me to…

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Changing Fear

By Laura Bean | March 4, 2015

The beauty of stepping through fear…is that the process has the potential to awaken us, ignite our intuition, motivate us and open doors to new opportunities and possibilities we could not even see before. CHANGING FEAR! Change, change, change…the world is full of change! Change your home. Change your job/career. Change your diet. Change your…

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Happiness at all ages

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | February 22, 2015

Happiness truly is a journey and not a destination. I plan to travel through my whole life with a smile on my face and embracing every opportunity I have to live life to the fullest. I want to be a role model for others to find their own happiness along the road of life. Today…

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Having Fun is Your Responsibility

By Patti Phillips | February 13, 2015

We have all been around people who are having fun…and we can’t help but smile ourselves. The activity the person is engaged in may not be an activity that suits our own interests and preferences, but just being in the presence of a fun person’s energy rubs off on us. The same goes for being…

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Why Walk?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | September 1, 2014

Walking is a gentle, low-impact form of exercise. It’s easy, free, and suitable for almost everyone. As a physiotherapist, I ask many of my patients to walk as part of their rehabilitation, because it moves our bodies in the way they were intended to. After all, we didn’t evolve to spend our days sitting at…

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What does the gut have to do with your mood?

By Jodi Lee | January 9, 2014

Your gut, aka “inside your belly”, has been proven to be your body’s literal “second brain”. For years, the medical world has been trying to figure out what causes our moods to change and what causes common problems that most of us face like stress, anxiety, and even depression. These are common problems, and we…

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Do you carry sidewalk chalk?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | June 25, 2013

Yes, sidewalk chalk… and you thought it was just for kids. I challenge you all to start packing sidewalk chalk in your purse and add a smile to someone else’s day through random acts of kindness with sidewalk chalk. Here’s what I mean… Through Happy Monkey Club and our giving back pillar, we talk about…

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My Bucket List and my F#$% it list…

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | April 25, 2013

I know it’s harsh but it rhymed! Actually, it wasn’t my idea, but I liked it and stole it! We hear so much about creating a bucket list: a list of things we want to do before we kick the bucket. Some people want to jump out of airplanes, others what to run a marathon,…

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