Do you have what it takes to be happy?

Happy Monday!

I wanted to share with you a book I am reading that will hopefully give you a little shot of happiness on this Monday. The book is called Fortytude by Sarah Brokaw (Tom’s daughter who is also a therapist). The focus of the book is on the qualities that help make the ‘later’ decades of your life more fulfilling. Personally while I am certainly in the ‘Fortytude’ zone, I think the wisdom applies to women of any age.

Here are the core values she says that happy women possess:

Grace: This is about dignity and integrity

Connectedness: Experience things with a close circle of family and friends


Adventure: Your spirit of adventure and wonder should not diminish with age

Spirituality: A personal approach to religion and meaning

Not a bad list to strive toward. My wish for you is that if there are things on this list that you think you should be doing but have pushed aside, that you put one or two of them on your to do list to explore and devote some energy to. I am going to do that as well.

I would love to hear from you and see how you are doing.