Entries by Rebecca L. Norrington



Thousands of books have been written (and read) about happiness—what it is and how to achieve it. So, why are so many people still miserable? As a self-proclaimed Happiness Specialist, I feel compelled to answer that question. This is a critical time in our global history. Just take a look at “reality” TV or the […]

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What's Wrong with the Campaign to Ban the Word "Bossy"?

What do Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook), Condoleezza Rice, The Girl Scouts of America, Jennifer Garner, Diane von Furstenberg, Jane Lynch, and Beyoncé have in common? Answer: They are all sending the wrong message to young girls if they want them to be happy. “The campaign to ban the word ‘bossy’ is unintentionally creating a […]


Ask Rebecca Anything

Hey Rebecca, Recently, I have been having some trouble with my ego and moving into my heart. What happens is, thoughts that are not so constructive, constantly enter my head. I am always focusing on the present moment, opening my ears to listen to what’s real in the present, putting focus on my heart, and […]



This article does not focus on the religious meaning behind the holidays. My focus in this article is to share my thoughts as to WHY some people feel blue, sad, depressed, and lonely on or around the holidays. ~rln I’ll never forget the day my only son, who was 16 at the time, said, “Mom, […]


The Bitter Pill of Dissatisfaction

During this stage in my life, I’m rapidly shedding behaviors, thoughts and responses that don’t serve my intention of maintaining and sustaining an internal foundation of happiness – regardless of my external circumstances. This shedding of worn out, destructive behavior, is a welcome change from how I used to live. Honestly, I was emotionally worn […]