Erin Johnson

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5 Things You Need to Stop Telling Yourself if You Want to Be Happy

Too many of us are content to live a good enough life. If we were asked what happiness means, we wouldn't have an answer, because we gave up on happiness long ago.<p>There are many people in some really difficult situations; they're living through things that we'll never understand, but there are …

Why Dating Sober Was Great for Me

"No major changes in the first year" is a common suggestion for newcomers in AA. It means holding off on moving, changing jobs, starting a relationship, etc. It's not a bad suggestion. If these things don't work out -- or even if they do -- change can drive people to drink or use again.<p>But I didn't …

Relationships

Happiness is a choice

Life happens.<p>Happiness is our choice.<p>Sometimes not so great things happen, but being happy is a choice we make. We can choose to get sucked up and …

Comedy, Addiction, And Depression: Robin Williams’ Suicide From The Perspective Of A Sober Comedian

I need to start this post with some context as to my state of mind right now: last week my therapist (the first and only therapist I have ever had, the person to whom I bared my entire soul and whom I love like a family member) was put into a medically induced coma on the night before our weekly …

5 Insights for Singles from the Book of Ruth

As a Christian woman, trained as a home economist, I <i>never</i> expected to be single past my mid-twenties.<p>However, the Lord had a much different plan for …

San Diego

How To Do Singleness Well

In a society where everything seems to revolve around finding the love of your life and updating your relationship status on Facebook, it can be …

Happiness

There Is More to Life Than Marriage

This time of year, churches, banquet halls and barns get decked out in tulle and lights. Everyone seems to know someone who’s in a wedding, going to …

Single Life: The Best Thing About Being Relationship-Free

If you're single, there's a good chance that at one point or another, someone you know (we're looking at you, moms) has wanted to set you up.<p>And if you're happily single, your friends and families' well-meaning wishes to see you paired up can get old pretty quickly. Why can't they see there's just …

Why You Need Stop Being Afraid of Being Single. Seriously. Right Now

There are two types of single people: those who live in constant fear of being lonely for the rest of their lives, and liars. OK, fine. That's not true. There are plenty of people who embrace being single and enjoying their lives whatever their relationship status may be. Those people are doing it …

What I Know About Being Single Now That I'm In My 30s

I had my first love affair when I was in the fifth grade.<p>I think my 11-year-old paramour may have been the first guy to tell me, "I love you." On Valentine's Day, he gave me a red rose and a hot pink pencil with a heart-shaped eraser. He introduced me to Stephen King and took me to the best pizza …

Relationships

9 Pieces Of Scientific Proof That Being Single Is Awesome

Single people put up with a lot: The endless questions about relationship status. The "pity face." The double standard wherein single women are desperate or "damaged," while single men are just "playing the field." Plus, there are financial downsides to being unmarried.<p>Fortunately, there are a …

How to Get Over After a Breakup; Reasons to Be Happy About Being Single

If I'm being honest, I'm never going to stop complaining about being single entirely. There are too many frustrations and opportunities for silly jokes to give it up altogether, and plus, I'm only human, and the grass is always greener on the other side, right?<p>But recently, I've been thinking about …

The 33 Best Things About Being Single

Webster's Dictionary defines "freedom" as "Deep conditioning your hair without judgment, putting on a freakum dress, and kissing someone who still excites you." That, and more, is why being single is the best.<p><b>1. You can take as long as you want to get ready for something without having a guy in the</b> …

Relationships

The Difference Between Being Alone And Being Lonely

The stereotypes that often come with leading a single life are generally categorized into one group: loneliness. It is so often assumed that those …

Why Alone Doesn't Have to Mean Lonely | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

People tend to confuse being alone with the loneliness, between which there is a relevant difference. To be alone means to be by one self. Even …

Sometimes It Makes More Sense To Be Single

I was sitting across from my aunt in a seafood restaurant when I heard the statement that changed my life. Sure, maybe I knew it before, but it …

6 Things Single People Don’t Worry About

1. Shaving/Body Maintenance<p><i>If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?</i> If a forest sprouts trees and bushes …

7 Paradoxes You May Not Know About Independent Women

Coming across an independent female is common nowadays, and yet there are still many misconceptions surrounding this particular group of people. We …

The Pros And Cons Of Living Alone

At some point in your twenties, you start to get tired of living with roommates or your parents and start to contemplate living alone instead. It’s …

5 Ways To Be Awesomely Single

With my wedding less than five months out, I’ve spent some time (a few really hot showers and some really long boring car rides when it wasn’t my …

9 Things to Do While You’re Still Single

I’ve been single my entire life so far. And while there are difficult days, there are definitely upsides to being single that can be overlooked. …

How Can I Satisfy My Sexual Desire If I’m Destined For Singleness?

This may be the hardest blog post I’ve ever written. Single women have been writing to me this week with one question: <b>“How can I satisfy my sexual</b> …

Marriage

It’s Okay To Be Single (Really)

And in the end were all just humans… drunk on the idea that love, only love can heal our brokenness. <b>F. Scott Fitzgerald</b><p>Our society places such an …

The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success (Touchstone Books (Paperback)) Kindle Edition

<b>DO YOU JUMP OUT OF BED EVERY MORNING AND RUSH TO A JOB YOU LOVE?</b><p>Or is the work you once enjoyed now just a way to pay the bills? Perhaps you're even …

How to Be Happy at Work: A Practical Guide to Career Satisfaction

Whether you are choosing your first career, rethinking the choices you made years before, or deciding how to spend pre- and post-retirement years, …

How Do You Cope After Choosing a Wrong Career?

By Richard White<p>Share on:<p>As a child of seven years of age, I was asked what I wanted to become when I grow up. I remember I said I wanted to become a …

Employment

4 Ways to Max Career Growth and Job Satisfaction

<i>… if you’re clinging to your job for security reasons, there might be more risk in staying than there is in changing.</i><p>This story from long ago might …