The 3 Mindsets You Need To Be Happy


When I was younger I had a blood disorder that affected my serotonin levels and caused me to be depressed.

At seven years old I would watch cartoons and break out into tears. I felt like I was losing the battle against my emotions.

I thought a lot about what it means to be happy, and how I could be happier despite this chemical imbalance.

I’m not sure if I’ve ever really won this battle of emotions. I still have ups and downs, good days and bad days.

But I’ve realized that when it comes to being happy, the circumstances don’t matter that much. It’s all about your perspective and your mindsets.

So here are the 3 mindsets that we need to be happy.

1) Our Present Does NOT Dictate Our Future

No matter where we are, how we feel, or what we are doing—that doesn’t decide what will happen…

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How To: Change the World in 3 Easy Steps (Part I)

Lets face it. The world is changing and growing every second of every minute of everyday. Every decision we make affects someone else in some way, whether we realize it or not. The choice between buying a local, organic apple from the farmers market, or or buying an apple that was shipped across the country in huge gas-consuming trucks from government subsidized apple orchards in Washington from the grocery store for a $0.65 savings, does affect more than just you. It does. If you can’t see the difference, please stop reading this. Its not for you. For everyone else, let’s begin.

1. Start Small

How many times have you joined the gym, went “hard” at it for 2 months, only to end up giving up entirely?  Why rush the process of aging beautifully with unneccesary cosmetic operations? Have you ever tried decorating your entire house at once, just to sit down because you “don’t know where to start”? Little changes lead to LARGE impacts. Take daily walks to lose weight. Keep young by drinking more water and taking a daily multivitamin.Hang one picture at a time and focus on your favorite room. By Starting small, you’ll catch the “bug” of being motivated and positive (more on positive feedback cycles later).

The person you are took years to mold and create. Make little changes to who you want to become; more fit? more educated? more love? What can you do today (or tomorrow, since you’re “so busy”) to initiate a change in your life, whether it be within yourself, your friendships, coworkers, or lover? Smiling more, being focused, and making conscious decisions are VERY easy (and free!!) ways to take that first step forward. Decide whats most important to you, and focus your love and energy there. We cannot change the our world  in one day, but if we start small, it will lead to a beautiful grand impact.


Stay tuned for Part II & III on “How To: Change the World in 3 Easy Steps” later this week…Start small even with blog posts! A great blog can take days of clever thinking, and months of imagination and creativity to get an audience to take notice. Plus, if its that easy, couldn’t we all change the world? Possibly. Definitely. Fo-sho.

Intro to The World

Good morning world, and thank you for tuning into an electronic version of my crazy world. I wanted to create a space, my own internet real estate, where I can have creative exploration, purge my thoughts of positivity, and hopefully help and inspire the people that come across here, in some way. Let’s begin.

I work as a Cosmetologist at a successful salon in Pacific Beach Crown Point (a jewel on its own, eh?), called Belli Belli Salon. This high end salon is celebrating its 10th year by continually challenging itself and growing–no reason to take 10 steps forward, any steps back (right? Who likes to live in the past–no one!). I have worked here almost 2 years, starting from an assistant position and working my way up the promotion ladder.

This industry encourages a driving entrepreneurial spirit, as you left to your own methods to acquire new, loyal clients, while synchronistically building your technical skills, social worthiness, showmanship, and client trust. A daunting task that takes years to master (am I almost there? Close, I hope). More than anything it makes me happy to makes others happy through beauty and lifestyle, hence why I take selfies with giant smiles, and perfectly styles quaffs, each day!

Smiling at work

Smiling at work

Ask yourself: is what you do everyday, 40 hours a week (or more- or less) challenging you to grow? Does your daily work inspire you to change and create something new? Can you build upon your mistakes from yesterday, or do you repeat the same monotonous routine after you clock in? Are you always portraying your best rehearsed performance, whether it’s for your coworkers, boss, family, or wife? Living is growing, and always showing your brightest light should be a daily goal, no matter where in the world you are, even in this moment. And with that, I need to go walk my dogs– they need me to shine for them!!