Daily Body Scan

  (email subscribers: click here to go to Work Happy Now to view the video) So many of us work like crazy and don't realize the damage that we are doing to our bodies. When we hunch over at a computer or take shallow breaths, we aren't creating an optimal situation that allows us to feel good. That's what happiness is all ...

A Work Happy Now Interview on Let It Flow

An interview is a wonderful way of understanding what you believe. You can't prepare for random questions; you just have to say the first thing that pops in your head. Most of the time. We can't say everything. Stacey of Let It Flow asked me some very interesting questions, so check out the half hour interview and listen to what we ...

Work Worth Doing

Once again the great lady, Gretchen Rubin, over at the Happiness Project gave me a post idea. She was talking to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and the Justice gave her some advice on happiness that I couldn't agree more with. “I can tell you what I believe is the secret to a happy life,” she said. “What’s that, Justice?” I asked. (Sidenote: ...

Escape From Cubicle Nation – Book Review

You probably look at cubicle walls and wonder, who the hell designed these ugly monstrosities? But that's not even the point. Why would any company put their valued employees in these little human pens? Do they really care about what I think, and if they do then why don't they ask for my opinion? If you've ever worked in a ...

Make Every Employee Feel Cool

I have a co-worker who just finished a big project. She was bouncing off the walls with giddiness. She took the project to her boss and it was confirmed. She did a fantastic job. She came back to her cubicle with a huge smile on her face.  “I feel like my stress just floated away,” Alice said. “Cool, so she ...

Where is Your Focus

(email subscribers: click here to go to Work Happy Now to view the video) What you focus on will determine how much joy you can extract from a situation. When you can focus your thoughts on enjoying the moment instead of trying to reach a goal, success will come naturally.

Wonderful Reader Comment

I love my readers. They always have such passion for working happier. One commenter wrote a response to - How You are Silently Signaling Your Co-Workers to Treat You. Check out what this reader is struggling with: Ever since I was a kid, people have considered me to be “weird.” (Karl’s Note: We are all weird, some of us are ...

28 Lessons on Working Happy From My Icelandic Mother

My mother is an amazing woman. Almost everyone says that about their own mother. I guess that’s why we have “Mother’s Day.” To shine a little light on them. My mother was a part-time accountant (for my father’s electrical business), counselor, homemaker, retailer, coach, and artist. She did a little of everything and basically kept our house together. I was ...