Brandy Phillips

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How to Cultivate Happiness Even When It Is Hard

It is easy to choose happiness when we are sitting on the peaks of our lives. But what about when we are lost in the valleys? On those days when we find it hard to put one foot in front of the other, we are tested to go deep.<p>It is then that we realize that searching for happiness outside of …

The habits behind successful, creative, productive people

Gretchen Rubin has a slight frame, a fast mouth and an energetic zeal when talking about her new book, for which she was once again part researcher and part guinea pig. <i>Better Than Before</i> in many respects picks up where her earlier body of advice, <i>The Happiness Project</i>, left off. This time, she …

Is It Possible to Be Both Socially Conscious and Happy?

We had a chat with a representative from the Action for Happiness charity about whether it's possible to be truly happy in the face of all the terrible shit that is happening around the world.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>When John Lennon sang the words, <i>"I read the news today, oh boy,"</i> …

The One Word Key to Happiness

We all want to be happy. That’s obvious. But how much would people pay for a moment of happiness?<p>Researchers did a survey — and the answer was about …

11 practical ways to live the happiest life possible

You'll have no regrets when you're able to accomplish what's important to you because of your savvy ways.<p>These are 11 golden rules that I try to live by; click through and then make a list of your own.<p>In order to be truly independent, it's imperative to live within your means.<p>Your freedom is …

Strengthening Ourselves Through Self-Acceptance

When we see someone fall short of their mark, we willingly offer this kindness: "No worries! Nobody's perfect!" It's easy to offer compassion to others, but more difficult to offer the same compassion to ourselves in similar circumstances. When we catch ourselves in a slip, we often spend our …

Are you a ‘Rebel’ or an ‘Obliger’? How knowing your “habit tendency” can help you change

Gretchen Rubin, author of the bestselling books, “The Happiness Project” and “Happier at Home,” calls herself a street scientist: she’s fascinated not just by human nature, but how we as humans can change. In her new book, “Better than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives “ Rubin puts …

Happiness

5 Damaging Mindsets Keeping You From Happiness

I have had countless conversations on the topics of dating and relationships with people who are in all phases of life. Men, women, boys, girls, single, married, divorced and everything in between.<p>When you really stop to listen and pay attention, there are many lessons to be taken away from these …

Why trying to make our kids happy can backfire

<b>(CNN) —</b> I once interviewed princesses -- real-life princesses! -- for my 4-year-old daughter's birthday party.<p>Full stop just to let that statement sink in.<p>Because it is critical to a child's well-being that you find the <i>perfect</i> princess, right?<p>When it comes to our children's happiness, we modern day …

3 Simple Ways to Beat Stress and Boost Happiness

<i>Unlocking happiness may be as easy as these three tips from YourTango.</i><p>Are you going to let stress ruin your life? Hell no! Start doing these small rituals . . . ASAP!<br>Stress is powerful — manage it or it manages you, right?<p>How many times has stress overtaken you, depleting your energy and stealing …

Immune System

Crochet Heart - free pattern

I had a plan to make a tutorial for the <i>"How to read crochet charts"</i> series and feature a heart pattern, just before Valentine's, but the chart I …

15 More Crochet Heart Patterns for Valentine’s Day and Beyond

I recently published a post rounding up 20+ crochet heart patterns. But that was just the tip of the pattern iceberg so I thought I’d do a second …

Yarn

Crochet Pattern: Classic Square Coaster

Here is a coaster pattern that is great for beginners! Instead of a basic square crocheted in rows, this coaster gives you practice crocheting in the …

Quick and Easy Chunky Crochet V-Stitch Afghan (Leslie's Lapghan)

Follow <b>THIS PATTERN from Lacy Crochet</b> except my starting chain count was only 93 instead of 113.<p>Here is how my colors alternated:<p>6 rows of cream<br>4 rows …

Crafting

How to Crochet Lego Pattern

If you have a little Lego fan at home, trying out this next tutorial it’s a must. Kids simply love Legos and that’s great, as playing will them …

Free Crochet Pattern...Love Bears!

These tiny Love Bears are perfect for a thoughtful small gift that fit into the palm of your hand. Perfect for tucking into a pocket, purse, or a …

Crochet Hats from the Bottom Up

What is up with the weather lately? Here we have had snow and cold one day and unseasonably warm temperatures the next. My solution-always keep a …

How To Finger Crochet

Are you ready to try something new? Perhaps you are looking for a fun activity to do with kids to keep little hands busy? <br>Finger crocheting is fun, …

Crochet Cactus

Step 1<p>Base/Soil: done in rounds<br>In light brown<p>1) ch 2, 6sc in the first ch. (6)<br>2) inc around (12)<br>3) *inc, 1sc* around (18)<br>4) *inc, 2sc* around (24)<br>5) …

Crochet Basics: How to Choose the Best Crochet Hooks

The right crochet hook can make a project go so much better for the maker. When looking for the best crochet hooks, you need to consider the project …

Easy Crochet Flower Headband

Beginner crochet fans will love this easy and fun Crochet Flower Headband. Great for little girls and adults alike, this simple crochet pattern is a …

Beehive Crochet Baby Dress And Hat (FREE Pattern)

Wouldn’t you prefer a simple outfit for your kid that you can literally make yourself instead of the glamorous and rather kitschy clothes available …

Dress Me Bunny

Dress Me Bunny is a modified version of my Valentine Bear. I decided to put it all in one pattern for you then you can make the bunny without having …

Crochet Tip - Double crochet Even Edge

Some time ago I saw a few tutorials on how to get even edge when working double crochet. Some were simple, some – more complicated. Then I played …