Through Rose Coloured Glasses
Last week, the TEDWomen 2015 conference was held in Monterey, California. Women from many different walks of life presented on topics ranging from inner city high schools, the characteristics and responsibilities of female soldiers, religion and short films by female film makers were offered for viewing.
Sonja Lyubormirsky is a Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. She has received numerous awards and has received world-wide recognition for her field of study: happiness. She has studied this topic for over twenty-three years and has authored two best-selling books, The How of Happiness and The Myth of Happiness. Her books have been translated into 18 languages and she lectures all over the world.
I always enjoy reading author and blogger Geneen Roth’s books and blog. I first saw her on Oprah years several ago. I was immediately drawn to her common sense approach to life’s problems and issues and her unique way of encouraging people to overcome whatever struggles they are dealing with by using her techniques and methods.
Each year, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Whether you are a child or a mother (or both), take time to enjoy this day and to spend time with your family. This year, I will likely be a grandmother for the first time by the time Mother’s Day comes along, making Mother’s Day 2015 a very special day. Memories of my very first Mother’s Day with my baby boy are vivid as I eagerly await my first Mother’s Day as a grandmother.
While having a discussion with a friend the other day, she told me how her private side and public side are very different and how she is trying to meld the two into one as she get older. That statement really got me thinking and I had to admit to myself that I also am two different persons – one that everyone sees and the one I am inside.