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Introduction

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Adding Resources: You are welcome to tell me about any resources you have found useful in your journey toward getting happy. Please use the Contact Page to send me a link for the resource. As long as it fits with the guidelines for this site, I'm happy to add it.

That said, please be aware that including a resource here ONLY means I have it contains useful information. There is no implied endorsement of any services provided by the folks who supply the information. You must assess their services for yourself. Some life events can be difficult to handle. Please be careful about evaluating a service provider before choosing to make them part of your team.

One of the best ways to get what you want is by focusing on it. Sounds glaringly obvious, doesn't it? But let's face it, most of us focus on what's wrong rather than what we want to accomplish. So I'm working at putting together resources that help us focus on getting happy and staying that way.

That said, some of these resources might seem a little out of place. For example, why is there a link to Arthur Murray Dance Studios? Well, one good way to get happy is by being out with other people. Plus I like dancing - I'm not very good at it, but I like it just the same.

If you have a resource you'd like to have included here, please use the Contact page to let me know what it is. Once I make sure the URL works, and the site is genuinely useful, I'll add it to this page.

Click on the blue, underlined resource name to go to the relevant website.

Family Conversations

Negotiating with Your Teen

Deborah Ann Davis does focus on dealing with daughters, but her advice works with all children. This link takes you to an article about using a Venn Diagram to negotiate with your teen. It's an unusual, funny, and effective approach.

Some life events can be difficult to handle. Please be careful about evaluating a service provider before choosing to make them part of your team.

Personal Mental Health

The National Empowerment Center

This site is first because it connects you to a wealth of information. They have their own Links page, a Resources page, and a page for Consumer-Run Statewide Organizations. And all their information is presented from the point of view that you can do a lot to help yourself achieve mental health. I like this site a lot.

Mind Freedom

This list wouldn't be complete without these folks on it. I could, and do, go on for hours about the B.S. that is rampant among "mental health practitioners." Mind Freedom does a wonderful job of clearing that B.S. away. Be sure to check out their Knowledge Base page, and the Personal Stories page.

A Splintered Mind

Ah, a blog by another guy! I was starting to think I'm the only guy screwy enough to talk about being screwy! 🙂 I think most people will like Douglas' approach to life with ADHD and Depression. He's funny.

Some life events can be difficult to handle. Please be careful about evaluating a service provider before choosing to make them part of your team.

Physical Health - Cancer, Mesothelioma

Discussing Cancer

A cancer diagnosis can be very difficult for a family to navigate. It can be especially difficult to tell your children a family member has terminal cancer. Mesothelioma Hope shares advice for helping your children understand what is happening.

Discussing Cancer with Veteran's Children

Veterans are at a greater risk of several different types of cancer, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, and more. A cancer diagnosis is devastating to family members — especially children and teenagers. However, veterans can learn how to talk to children about their cancer diagnosis to help ease their worries.

A Guide for Coping with Cancer

When children are affected by terminal cancer, in themselves or family, coping is difficult. Helping a young person cope with cancer is an important responsibility. Parents and older siblings play a crucial role in helping them understand, deal with negative emotions, go through treatments, and mourn when the worst happens.

Some life events can be difficult to handle. Please be careful about evaluating a service provider before choosing to make them part of your team.

Physical Health - Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Guidance

Cerebral Palsy Guidance was created to provide answers and assistance to parents of children with cerebral palsy. Our information is provided by expert writers and is thoroughly researched and cited. Articles are then medically reviewed and edited by a Board Certified Pediatrician or Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. The link provided connects to an article on vocational counselling.

Cerebral Palsy Guide

Cerebral Palsy Guide provides free educational materials, financial resources, and support options for families affected by this condition and other birth injuries.

Some life events can be difficult to handle. Please be careful about evaluating a service provider before choosing to make them part of your team.

Pregnancy and Motherhood

Postpartum Progress

This one is obviously for moms, but it isn't ONLY for moms. Husbands, friends, and anybody who knows a mom can be a whole lot more helpful and supportive by taking information from this blog.

Recreation and Hobbies

Arthur Murray Dance Centers

What better way to get happy than by being out, being social, and having fun? Nobody says you have to go out clubbing. Sometimes just going for the lessons is the world's best pick-me-up.

Podcasts

The Balanced Parent

A podcast by Laura Froyen. Here is a small part of how Laura describes her podcast: "Becoming a parent changes us and often leaves us lonely and lost. I help parents find their way and, in the process, find themselves and each other."

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