Necklace GiveawayWe’re Celebrating my 5 year blog birthday at: Be Happy Life Coach blog!  I originally  began my blog as The Happiness, but two years ago it morphed into as I moved addresses from Blogspot to Word Press.

For the past five years, readers have visited from small cities and large ones in countries around the world — India, Australia, Africa, Europe, all across North America and more.

I know I don’t write as frequently as the blog gurus suggest, but I’m doing what makes me happy! Which brings me to why I started writing here 5 years ago.  Just wanted to share my tips, thoughts, ideas, what I’ve learned about creating an enriched life, what I now call la dolce vita, the sweet life.  It’s been my life’s work, really, just called it by different names. Found myself teaching workshops for the past 28 years about marriage, parenting, happiness and changing limiting beliefs.

I began coaching 20 years ago, using the Option Method, and actually started coaching friends about their problems during high school, 40 years ago. Why? Simply to do my part in making the world and the fabulous people in it, happier and more successful.

I write about happiness but also fears, hurt, anger and other possibly unwelcome feelings.  I encourage you to bring them to the table, otherwise they fester like a sore. Uncover what is bothering you, question it, see if it’s true, get the upper hand.  Toss it around like a volleyball, bring it to the light of day.  Realize you have more choices in your life. Dissolve limiting beliefs. Focus on your desires, and create an enriched life.

To celebrate this 5 year blog birthday, I’m doing 2 things:

1st: I’m offering a contest to win an 18″ Chinese fresh water pearl necklace, with unique rectangular shapes, 9-10mm, with very high luster, and silver clasp. Deadline to enter is Monday, February 27 midnight, eastern time. Winner announced Tuesday morning, February 28 on this blog, and in person, if I have your email. So, check back in.

2nd: I’ve chosen 5 favorite blog posts from the past 5 years: Please follow the links, read (maybe comment) and enjoy!

HERE’S HOW TO ENTER the Blog Birthday necklace giveaway :

1.) Make a comment on this blog post, or any of the 5 blogposts that you click on. OR…

2.) ‘Like’ my Be Happy Life Coach Facebook fan page or make a comment on facebook.

Five favorite posts over the last five years:

ONE:  BE GRATEFUL TO BE HAPPY. November 30, 2008


THREE: FRAGILE COURAGE. January 18, 2010


FIVE:  ARE YOU AN OPTIMIST? September 1, 2011

Thanks for celebrating with me and for stopping by!  Remember to enter the contest before midnight Eastern time, Monday February 27.

What would you like me to write about in future blog posts? How do you navigate through the challenges of life?

Learn more about traveling to Italy on Lenora’s Italy Retreats For Women
Find out more about Lenora’s Sweet Life Workshops and Sweet Life Happiness Coaching.

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