Posts by Pamela Gail Johnson

Pamela Gail Johnson has been a Practical Happiness Advocate since 1998 when she Founded the Society of Happy People and created the first globally celebrated happiness holidays. She helps people learn how to manage their Happiness Zappers while expanding how they define happiness so they can live happier lives. Pamela's a Life Transition Coach (CPC), author of Practical Happiness: Four Principles to Improve Your Life, Speaker, and Founder of the Society of Happy People (sohp.com).

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The 5 Happiness Zappers and What Helps Me Cope with Them

“Emotion in itself is not unhappiness. Only emotion plus an unhappy story is unhappiness.” ~Eckhart Tolle

When my mother told me, “Honey, you don’t understand; you can’t,” initially I felt like she was being condescending.

It was Mother’s Day and, unbeknownst to me, the last time I’d see her before her final hospital visit.

We’d spent that Saturday updating her computer, watching waves at the beach, and picking up seashells, then eating dinner at a popular local restaurant frequented by travelers, including famous musicians on tour buses because of its location off of the interstate.

By early evening, we were …