Posts by Martha Dunham

Martha Dunham is a mother, wife, teacher, postpartum depression-survivor and happiness-seeker. She lives in Maine with her family of people and dogs. You can visit her on her blog at Raising Hope, Happiness, and Lucas.

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Simple Happiness: Choose, Practice, Repeat

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.” ~Denis Waitley

I just spent the past 17 months of my life trying to find, travel to, or somehow earn happiness.

I had just given birth to a beautiful, healthy baby boy. I had a loving husband, a home, good friends, and a supportive family. I was supposed to be happy. But I wasn’t. I couldn’t explain why, even to myself.

This led to more anxiety and major guilt. I felt like I had tripped into …