We’re Celebrating my 5 year blog birthday at: Be Happy Life Coach blog! I originally began my blog as The Happiness Zone.blogspot.com, but two years ago it morphed into BeHappyLifeCoach.com 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
TWO: INTERVIEW WITH HAPPINESS AUTHOR, MARCI SHIMOFF. August 20, 2009
THREE: FRAGILE COURAGE. January 18, 2010
FOUR: MOTIVATE YOURSELF WITH DAILY AFFIRMATIONS. July 26, 2010 (fun video)
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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Traveling with you to Italy is on my life goals wish list! Congratulations on five years, and on many more years of success. You’re a role model.
I would love to travel to Italy with you. It all starts with a wish, and then of course saving money for it! Thanks for visiting my blog.
Congrats, Lenora, and Happy Blogaversary! Those blogs you posted are some of my favorites, too. 🙂 And that picture of you… love how it gives insight into what was to become your life’s work. Thank you for all you do and for who you are! Keep the blogs comin’! 🙂
Thanks Ann. Always loved being on the phone! I will keep the blogs coming as long as I’m having fun with it.
What a beautiful necklace! And congrats, Lenora, on your blog’s anniversary!
I liked your FB page 🙂
I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/doniree/status/172720792965087233
Thanks for commenting on all 3 places. Love it and happy to see you here.
Congrats Lenora! 5 years is a wonderful accomplishment!
Thanks! It is an accomplishment, and time moves so quickly that I didn’t realize the years had passed by. Let’s keep enjoying each day, each year.
I hope to join your group on the Italy trip this year. I believe it would be a truly fabulous experience. A toast to you and all the good work you have done and will continue doing. All the best.
Ahh, Italy would be wonderful to share with you. A toast back to you! Here’s to a fantastic year.
I hope you join my Italy Retreat this year also. Thanks for the toast! Here’s to all the good in the world!
Lenora. Love the CONTEST & all the new word press layout & of course the work I do with you is one of the largest contributing factors to a quite Joyous life, and a blessed easy fun way to work through the kinks. Thank you. Now that pearl necklace is motivation to read those blog posts as, I admit to all, they may be brilliant blogs but short Facebook posts are all the time I choose to spend on-line these days. I love freshwater pearls.
Glad to have you in my life so we can help each other create a more joyous life. Thanks for stopping by my blog for our birthday party. Always great to see you on facebook too.
Much congratulations Lenora,
Fantastic coaching, wonderful blog.
What can I say?!!
I love the photo too…
Thank you so very much
So glad you stopped by and read the blog today. I’ve always loved being on the phone, so was getting ready for my coaching life. Thank you!
Congratulations on five amazing years. It’s been so exciting watching your business flourish and support people’s happiness. Big hugs to you!
I had no idea I would still be writing this blog five years later, but it’s been so much fun. Thanks for all your support over the years.
Congrats! What a beautiful necklace too.
Thanks for entering the giveaway contest and for your congratulations. Stop by to read anytime!
Hi Lenora! wow….good job on 5 yrs…that’s alot of posting! Looking forward to getting to know you and cannot wait to read thru all of your blog. AND making that trip with you!!!
I appreciate you reading my blog(s). The trip to Italy will be so awesome! Thanks for stopping by my blog birthday celebration!
Happy Blog’s anniversary! This is so inspiring. You have touched so many lives through modern technology. Thank you for always supporting me in my life helping me to realize and live my potential which seems to be ever expanding. I wish for you unlimited success and fulfilment on every level of your life. As you know my dream is to travel with you in Italy.
One of you biggest fans,
Thanks Rena. You’ve inspired me and supported my dreams too. Can’t wait for you to join me on my Italy Retreat soon!
Congratulations on 5 years of thoughtful blog posts. And wishing you ‘buon divertimento’ on your next Italy Retreat.
Thanks Virginia at Italy Lovers! We plan on having fun during the Italy Retreat, for sure.
Happy 5th year of blogging! Italy with you on my bucket list too.
Much Love, Diane
Diane. Thanks for stopping by! Okay, adding you on my Italy bucket list too.
Happy year 5!!! And a great photo of you!
Thanks for the support and glad you like the photo. Come by any time!