Happiness

July 1, 2015
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How Giving Time Can Inspire Personal Growth

Have you ever considered giving your most important asset away?  I am not talking about money, I am speaking about your time.  Your time should be spent on your top priorities and I want to convince you that if you are not already giving your time, it should become a top priority and will lead to unmatched personal growth. I don’t know the exact number but as far as monetary donation, according to philanthropy.org the US ranks 13th in the world in giving.  I am willing to bet it’s ranked even lower with respect to us actually giving time instead […]
January 31, 2015
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Always Cherish The Rare Special Moments…Snow Day 2015

Through our adulthood we constantly struggle between trying to be “grown up” while also trying to keep the kid inside of all of us. Its that balance between being serious but not taking life so seriously. There are certain rare special moments that happen throughout our adulthood that bring back the kid in us and make us remember how it feels to be young and carefree. I had one of those rare special moments this past week. Just this past week I experienced my first snow day in 15 years. Living out on the west coast we’d get the occasional […]
December 20, 2014
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The Daily Happiness Cheat Sheet

Here we are heading into a new year again. I don’t know about you but this year flew by for me. Lots of exciting happenings and new beginnings. I hope you had an equally exciting and fulfilling year but the fact is we all have very different lives and our experiences on a day to day and year to year basis are drastically dissimilar. I know that a few of my personal friends perhaps had more difficult years than myself, losing loved ones, financial hardship, or just a general sense of stagnation. Regardless of whether your year was your best […]
December 3, 2014
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How To Meet 5 New People Tomorrow

Do you feel like its difficult to meet new people?  Do you desire to increase your social circle or get better at networking for business?  I am about to show you a simple way to meet 5 new people tomorrow and 5 new people the next day, and everyday after that if you so desire.  Its a fun little game that forces you to talk to and meet more people and its super easy. Since moving to a new city I wanted to make a point to meet as many new people as I could.  You never know where you’ll […]
November 17, 2014
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Its All About Simplicity Stupid

You never know where you are going to find inspiration at the absolute time that you need it. Inspiration came to me today in the form of a website usability/user experience presentation performed by a work colleague of mine. So what could possibly have inspired me enough to focus an entire blog post on it? Let me set the scene. Since moving back to Boston it’s been hard for me to sit still and write. I have unfortunately put my book writing on hold for a while as I have had lots of catching up to do with friends and […]
October 5, 2014
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7 Things I Learned While Living In California

***This post is dedicated to my friends I left behind in San Diego. You’ll always have a place in my heart.*** Its been quite awhile since my last post.  I have been going through a big life transformation.  After my trip to Italy and my reintroduction to European culture I knew I needed to be closer to home and closer to Europe.  I have been missing the access to culture and history and I needed an immediate change so I went for it. As David Deida has taught me “Every moment waited is a moment wasted, and each wasted moment […]
August 15, 2014
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The Top Secret Equation To Your Happiness

That’s right, I am going to reveal to you the top-secret equation that if executed will lead to more happiness in your life. It’s a big promise but once I show you the ingredients you will see the light. My guess is if you are unhappy, bored, or feeling a lack of passion it is because you are missing one or more parts of this equation. If you can properly solve this equation, all of this will vanish! Sounds intriguing right? Are you ready for me to reveal the equation to you?? Here comes a true Zen moment. (Enthusiasm) + […]
August 9, 2014
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4 Questions You Probably Have Never Asked Yourself

***Please share your answers with me as I am so interested in hearing what you have to say-Email to cort@aninspiringexistence.com *** Thats right, I am going to present to you just 4 simple questions that I know for a fact most of you haven’t considered.  How do I know this?  Because I have taken it upon myself to conduct a social experiment in search of people passions and in doing so I have asked 100+ people these 4 simple questions. When I ask most people, they are typically mesmerized with confusion at first.  Many have told me they have never considered these […]
July 30, 2014
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5 Magical Tips On How Not Take Life So DAMN Seriously

Are you feeling like a tight ass lately? Simply too serious about life to the point where you are obsessive compulsive about getting through the day unscathed? You may need a little dose of NOT TAKING LIFE SO DAMN SERIOUSLY. BAM!!! Ever since I got back from Italy and saw how happy those people are, living a simple life, I instilled a new mantra into my daily reminders…Don’t take life so damn seriously! It’s the opposite of how life is supposed to be lived and I am just learning this. AHHH!!! If only I had been telling myself that for […]
July 25, 2014
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The Key To Living Your Ideal Day

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” -Nelson Mandela “How do I pursue my dreams of world travel without screwing up my career?”  This is a question I have been asked often lately.  How do you experience all you have dreamed of without blowing up your ability to live? Many of us constantly ask ourselves this.  The world is as accessible as ever and yet most of us get trapped in an endless loop of career growth and life stagnation. I […]