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Change Your Entire Life with One Blog

If breathing is essential for life and it is, right? That would kinda looks like this:

                                                       Breathing = Life

I wonder if we tweaked that equation a bit how it might affect our lives. Consider for a moment adding intention to the equation. Would it seem logical that would look more like this:

                                    intention + breathing = intention + life

                                                                 OR

                                  intentional breathing = intentional living

I’m by no means suggesting we take the time to be aware of each individual breath. We’d never get anything done. LOL What I am suggesting is taking an increment of time that seems reasonable to you and sitting quietly focused on breathing intentionally. There’s tons of research that supports the fact that focusing on breathing also known as meditation even for a short amount of time such as 10 minutes will help reduce stress, increase happiness, increase your level of satisfaction in life, improve relationships and your career.

With all of those benefits and the fact that it’s absolutely free, I’m left with one staggering question, What are you waiting for? Maybe it seems overwhelming because you don’t feel like you have time or you have no idea where to start.

Well I believe the fact that you’ve taken the time to read this blog is a pretty good sign that you have an interest in creating a life of intention. How often have you found yourself interested in something and there was absolutely no cost and no risk to you for you to pursue that interest?

Think about it. You hold within you the power to choose and with one little click you can begin your journey to a life packed full of happiness and satisfaction. The trick to this is your level of determination. It takes practice and for me, meditation ebbs and flows in and out of my daily routine, but the benefits keep me coming back. I just keep trying.

What about you? Are you satisfied with your life? If a single aspect of your life could be improved and you feel inclined to begin or continue your journey towards a happy life of satisfaction, I invite you to click that one little click above. Go ahead, take ten minutes for yourself. If not now, when? When will you make your sense of satisfaction your #1 priority? You have the power to change your entire life, right here, right now.    

© 2018 Angel Zamudio

How to Be Happy

The number one way to live a happy life is to be a happy person. Therefore, I’m going to take my own advice and be true to myself. My son is visiting from out of town this week and I really want to cherish the time I have with him. So, today’s blog is brought to you by me living by example. Here are a few photos from our weekend activities. IMG_2664 FullSizeRender 4FullSizeRender 6

Enjoy your lives. Be happy.

© 2016 Angel Zamudio

 

An Amazing Mind Shift Technique To Try

I have to be honest with you guys, the idea I’m about to share with you is not my original thought, but the analogy I share today is what I came up as I listened and absorbed the idea being translated from Abraham by Ester.

Here’s the idea: Look in the direction of your desire. Click here to listen.

What I thought as I was listening was kinda like an Aha moment. I love it when a complicated yet simple concept finally clicks and make sense. It’s very simple. It’s like driving. You look in the direction of where you want to be rather than where you are. If you sat in the car focused on the stop sign you’d never go anywhere. Yes, the stop sign is there and that’s part of your reality, but you have to look for positive signs that you can move forward on your journey. Right?

IMG_3715Actually, this is a very good example to use when you decide to train yourself into a positive focused lifestyle. Check it out: When you see something in your reality that doesn’t feel good, it’s like a stop sign. Focusing on something that doesn’t feel good stops the good vibes and just like the intersection you have a choice, do you sit there and maintain focus on why your good vibes came to a screeching halt or do you shift your focus back towards your happy journey?

The good news is, it’s all up to you. You can sit there and focus on the negative aspects of life and be stuck OR you can shift your focus towards the positive aspects of life and move on to your desired destination.

© 2016 Angel Zamudio

 

 

Life is Short, Who Cares What Makes YOU Smile as long as YOU Smile

Every single minute of every single day you have a choice.

Are you going to focus on something that upsets you?  Y or N

OR

Are you going to find something that makes you smile?  Y or N

There’s nothing you can do about what anyone else does, says or thinks, so you might as well focus on what makes YOU happy. Therefore, I added a little sticker to the face of my phone. I look at my phone ALL through the day and this little sticker makes me smile.

I doesn’t matter to me what anyone else thinks about it because what someone else thinks is none of my business. I’m embracing MY source of happiness for ME! IMG_3346

From an Only, Happy International Siblings Day

Yesterday was National Siblings Day. Facebook was flooded with all these adorable pictures of my friends with their siblings from their youth and current group pictures with proclamations of love and gratitude for siblings who have been there for each other through thick and thin. It’s a wonderful day to show appreciation for all that you’ve been through together as siblings.

I am an only child. In the past this day has been very sad for me because all throughout my life I thought I wanted a sibling and I thought I was really missing out on something, but you know what? This may have been the first year National Siblings Day has come along and I was able to click like and comment on pictures of friends with their siblings and feel completely at peace with the fact that I’m an only child.

I’ve had multiple conversations with my mom about her choices and I appreciate the forethought she put into her decision to have an only child. I appreciate her decision to dedicate  all of her parenting energies on raising me the best way that she knew how. She asked for help with some things that she felt were best handled by others and I used to wonder why. When I asked her, she told me she wanted the very best for me and she sometimes felt she herself didn’t have the best to offer me, so she found people to help me.

I have the very best mom in the whole wide world for me. I could never tell her enough how much her love means to me. I could never fully express the gratitude I have for her forethought to do her best to provide me with the very best that she knew how to provide me.

As I type this blog, it’s the evening of National Siblings Day and I don’t have a picture or memories to share of me with a sibling, but do you know what I do have? I have the best mom in the world who loves me with everything she’s got and she always has and I have never for one day of my life ever doubted the depth of her love for me. Thank you Momma for everything. I respect your decision. I love my life and it wouldn’t be the life I love if it were different. Screen Shot 2016-04-10 at 7.42.08 PMScreen Shot 2016-04-10 at 7.55.28 PM

My Vow Today

There is nothing more true than the fact that we’re all different, except for the fact that we’re all more alike than most of us would think.

The biggest part of us as humans is our non-physical energy. Our non-physical energy comes from something much bigger than our physical beings and that non-physical part of us is what allows us to come together and understand each other.

When we allow a bigger version of ourselves to come into focus, it’s easy for us to see that we are all here for the same reasons, to feel joy, to feel love, to be heard and understood.

Today I vow to listen from the bigger part of myself and allow you the space to be you, to be IMG_3301happy, to feel love and to be heard and understood.

 

What Makes Me Smile

I know I’ve said this before, but I really love writing this blog. It’s very therapeutic for me. I feel like sharing my challenges and my victories is beneficial to others as well. Sometimes the subject matter is a little more challenging than others and to be honest with you I wrote a pretty heavy one yesterday. There was some positivity in there, but today I wanted to share something that would make me smile and hopefully you’ll smile too.

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Sweet boy loves his momma.

I love love love this puppy of mine. He’s a big goof ball. He’s a snuggle bunny. He’s one handsome dawg!! He always makes me smile. I love that he loves life. He doesn’t care what anybody else thinks, he just loves what he loves. I’m so happy he loves me. IMG_9992

“The Usual”

This past weekend Keri and I went out for breakfast. This used to be a fairly regular occurrence, I might even venture to guess for a little while we’d go to breakfast every weekend. We had our usual spot here in our rainy city of Portland, Oregon. A little place we’ve gone for years and if you’re local you might want to give it a try. Check out the menu at The Cricket Cafe on Belmont. Yummy food.

Well, its probably no surprise, but we ended up there again. Geez, we’re so predictable. We usually split a breakfast because the portions are so huge, one meal really is more food than both of us can eat. This weekend as we sat there reviewing the menu, like we didn’t already know everything on it and went over the options, trying to decide what we were going to split, I wondered if we’d end up with “the usual” again.

The funny thing about this is Keri said, “Do you wanna go with the usual?” I smiled and agreed. When our server came over Keri began to order, “We’re going to split the breakfast sandwiches”

What’s even funnier was my reply when she started ordering, “Whoa! Wait a minute! That’s not our usual”. Keri laughed and asked, “What do you think our usual is?” I said, “Don’t we usually get the Cricket omelet?”

“Oh no, we haven’t gotten the omelet since we got the recipe for the gravy” she says. Oh my gosh that gravy is AH-mazing!!! and oh yeah, that ‘s right. Let’s get the breakfast sandwiches.

The reason I’m sharing this funny little story today is because it just goes to show that communication can be a very delicate thing. Keri and I have been together 20 years and eating breakfast at that same place for probably 10 or 12 years and we each had our own idea of what our “usual” was. If Keri were a co-author of this blog she’d probably chime in right about now and add something snarky like, ” and then Angel realized I was right.” and she’d be right. LOL.

It just so happens in this particular situation she was right, but something we’ve learned in all of our years of working things out and managing our relationship is there comes a time in life were you realize you have a couple of choices. So you find yourself asking yourself this question, Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?

It’s all a matter of perspective. How are you looking at it? IMG_2048.JPG

The Other Side

I don’t know exactly how I came to be the person I am, but what I do know is that I like me. The reason I say that today is because I was driving home yesterday and I heard one lyric, maybe even only part of one lyric, but the feeling I got from those 5 words really stuck with me. It stuck with me all evening long and into the morning.

I know you wanna know what the song was, but I’m going to wait just a little bit longer to tell you.

Why?

Because it’s my blog and I have my reasons. LOL

The feeling these 5 words gave me was a feeling of triumph. A feeling of relief and clarity. When I heard those 5 words I realized, regardless of what I’m going through, regardless of what challenge I’m facing, or what problem I’m dealing with, there will always be a solution every single time.

How do I know that? I know that because there always has been. I always make it through tough times. I’m always provided with a solution and I’m so grateful to know what I know. I’m so grateful to feel this feeling of freedom. I’m happy and blessed.

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Hello from the other side.

What was that song that brought such clarity and a sense of freedom delivered in just 5 words? I could tell you, but you might think I’m crazy. Oh who cares what anyone else thinks. The 5 words were, “Hello from the other side”. You may know this song by Adele. I never really listened to all the words, all I ever heard was, “Hello from the other side” which to me means welcome to the solution side of your problems. I started to look up the lyrics of the song to see what it was all about and Keri told me it was a very sad song, so I decided not to look further. Why would I want to monkey with my good feeling song? If knowing more would make me sad, I’ll gladly opt for blissfully ignorant.