News for February 2011

Happiness Reaches Across the Universe

Share your happiness with your friends! In a study that looked at the happiness of nearly 5000 individuals over 20 years, researchers found that when an individual becomes happy, the network effect can be measured up to three degrees. One person’s happiness benefits not only their friends, but their friends’ friends, and their friends’ friends’ friends. The effect lasts for up to one year. This is according to a study by Harvard Medical School.

Edited: February 28th, 2011

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Edited: February 28th, 2011

Be Patient

As you shift into new ways of being, be patient for new results. You are calling for new results, you changed. Allow time, be in peace as your life shifts around you.

Strike One

Edited: February 28th, 2011

Breaking down before breaking through

The worst breakdowns happen before the biggest breakthroughs. Getting through a very difficult time in your life gives you compassion, insight and wisdom. Letting go of old ways can be dicey. Know a breakthrough is in store.

New Life - 52 WFND 6/52

Edited: February 27th, 2011

Forgive Yourself

Forgive yourself. Forgive yourself every wrong you’ve ever done, every pain you’ve every caused. Forgive yourself for not being enough or not doing enough. Let that all go. In this forgiveness, your pure truth of being emerges.

Cute cat

Edited: February 26th, 2011

Blast Your Energy Bigger

You are a light bringer. Blast your light bigger. What could you do today to share your light? Share!


Edited: February 25th, 2011

Life is Always New

Be free to analyze and interpret everything that happens in your life newly, every time. Today, have a gut reaction, an instinct, and honor it.

I think...

Edited: February 24th, 2011

Happiness is Loving Others

When you leave the planet, when you are getting ready to die, what will you treasure most? What will you look back upon in your life? Focus today on the people you love, and give them all more love. Notice the relationships you have with your children, parents, husband, lover. How could get deeper into that love? Life is precious, remember to love.

The Introvert B3

Edited: February 23rd, 2011

Love Meets You Where You Are

Wherever you are right now, love and happiness can meet you right in that place. You don’t have to go anywhere, in fact, stop trying to do that. Be where you are, and be full of happiness, love, joy and the truth of your spiritual being. Trust yourself, and trust your life.

Wherever you are right now, you can climb up from there. You can also climb down from there! Take a moment to stop making yourself wrong, all the time. Realize that love meets you wherever you are. All is possible.

Krai Woog Gumpen

Edited: February 22nd, 2011

Expanding Your Capacity

You have only touched a fraction of your capacity. You are capable of experiencing more, reaching higher, feeling more intensely, loving with more truth and flying higher than you ever thought possible. Reach into your own capacity today!

Explosions in the sky

Edited: February 20th, 2011

Meaning Begins with You

Remember that you give every situation meaning. Situations don’t mean anything until you give them a meaning. Millions of situations are happening every moment on the planet. You don’t know about most of them. When you do find out about a situation, your reaction is born of your own history, experiences and perceptions. If you don’t like a situation, change its meaning for you. Allow yourself to choose instead of simply accepting the patterns you have held in your brain for so long. See every situation with new eyes.

sunrise, beginning a new day

Edited: February 19th, 2011

Joy Can’t Be Measured Against Another

Your happiness is your own. It may not mean cartwheels on the beach, you may not sing in the shower. You may whisper softly good morning to your love, or you may paint a picture. See if you can let go of measuring yourself against another. Your truth belongs to you — your happiness is your own. It will flow from you as only you will know it. Let go of looking at others for clues to happiness. Just be, and in this, all is possible.

just a moment!  Snow Crystal

Edited: February 18th, 2011

Powerful Being

Remember you are a powerful being. You can change the chemistry of any room, walking into it. You light up spaces where rainbows were hiding.

Edited: February 17th, 2011

Fill Space with Happiness

You have spaces in your day. Stand in line spaces. Stuck in traffic spaces. Waiting for an answer spaces. Cooking spaces. Begin to ask yourself, during these times when you are driving or sitting or waiting, how you can experience more happiness. Ask yourself to name three good things about yourself. Ask yourself to consider your own brilliance. These spaces are wasting, and so much joy could happen instead.

Little red riding hood in the Piazza Duomo

Edited: February 16th, 2011

Listen in the Silence

Open up to inspiration in quiet moments of silence. Be completely silent for 10 or 15 minutes today. Ask yourself a question, in the complete quiet space and see what shows up for you. Your heart speaks.

gul näckros ~ waterlily

Edited: February 15th, 2011

Love Lifts Us

So many love songs sweep through my consciousness when I allow them, invite them, enjoy them. Listen to a love song today, and feel the lyrics loud.

Rosas Rojas

Edited: February 14th, 2011

Holding Hands with Happiness

Hold hands with your happiness today. Believe in it more deeply. Agree with happiness. Shift out of resistance. Stop making anyone else wrong. Let go of correcting anyone. Accept your happiness, and recognize seeds of happiness in others. Release all judgment about what this means. A tall order.

cute penguin couple - explored

Edited: February 13th, 2011

Joy is Inside

Look no further. The peace, love, happiness, joy you so desire is right deep inside of you. Meditation can quicken it. Sunshine can quicken it. Feeling awe can quicken it. Love, appreciation, gratitude, all of these things shift whatever is inside you to allow more light in. What else can quicken it for you?

... retour du Nord ...!!!

Edited: February 12th, 2011

Dream Bigger

When you have a big dream, it has energy. The vision lights you up. The dream has a life that attracts itself into being. Dream bigger, step it up, expand. Pretend for one moment of delicious anticipation that it is all here, right now.

Taj Mahal at sunset

Edited: February 11th, 2011

Beauty in Contrast

Contrast gives us true appreciation. Perhaps you’d like to not experience the down so you can truly love the up. Life brings contrast, so we can grow. Today, appreciate all the times life wasn’t what you wished it could be so you can step into where your life is with new eyes.


Edited: February 10th, 2011

Book Your Private Happiness Insight Session Today

Invest in your own happiness. Do you have questions about your life purpose? Do you have a crossroads you are approaching? Is your life in a transition? I am here to help.

For a 15-minute session, deep yet finite as you look into one issue or one area of your life you would like to change. ($25)

For a 30-minute session, you can get free of one major obstacle or one bad habit or one area of your life that would benefit with insight and confidential sharing ($45)

For a 60-minute session, you will delve more deeply into your life and focus on freeing up more of your energy. May go into more than one obstacle or more than one area where you would like to infuse insight and inspiration. Become more of your truth. ($75)

Book Your Session

Once you have made payment, you will be invited to schedule your time with Happiness Quotations author Erica M Nelson.

Edited: February 10th, 2011

Uncover the Essence

The essence of what you seek can be found in many ways. Be flexible.


Edited: February 9th, 2011

Opportunity Beckons

Opportunity is always present. You may not see it, you may feel blind to it. See if you can allow opportunity in. Reach higher, aim more true. Opportunity beckons.

Fishing at Sunset

Edited: February 8th, 2011

What Light Can You See Today?

See new light today. See it everywhere you look. Look at a flower, be in awe of its beauty. Choose to see light. Where is it? Set your intention today to be in this light that bathes us gently, flows around us, and is always here when our mind moves out of the way so our soul can blossom.

When the flowers bloom

Edited: February 7th, 2011

What Lights You Up?

When you are empty, recharge. Happiness flows when you’re full and overflowing with energy, love, vitality, wonder, awe. When you are feeling empty, lonely or sad, take time to nourish you. Kindness towards yourself then blossoms to kindness towards others. Dawn holds promise of a new day not yet born, let yourself be guided by highest and best choices with kindness as an underlying theme.

Edited: February 6th, 2011

Love Is the Key

Go deeper into the love you feel today. Express it more expansively. When doubt crosses your consciousness, take time to replace that thought with love and certainty. Be certain about where you are going. Be loving towards yourself as you journey. Expressing your love is the most you that you can possibly be.

Edited: February 5th, 2011

Forget Everything You Thought You Knew

Go into unknowing, forget so you can remember. When you are in this space of not knowing, you can remember your truth. Light shines brightly in the darkness. Take a few moments today to forget.
African elephant

Edited: February 4th, 2011

Happiness Quotations – The Book

“Most people pursue pleasure in money, sex and power but are still unfulfilled. Why? Because they are non-sustainable energy sources whereas happiness is the purest, most sustainable and reusable form of fuel for the human spirit. Thank you Erica for writing such a meaningful and important book. I love it and it makes me happy.”

– Michael Port, NY Times Best Selling Author of The Think Big Manifesto

“Beautifully written, this inspiring book offers you food for your soul and spirit.
Each page illuminates the world the eyes of hope, love and happiness and offers practical guidance
for creating a real shift in your perspective.”

Mitch Meyerson, author of Six Keys To Creating The Life You Desire

The book will be released in March 2011.

Edited: February 2nd, 2011


Tehran SunsetShine. Shine your light, bright.

Edited: February 2nd, 2011

Staying True to Your Vision

It’s not always easy to stay true to your vision for your life. First you get this amazing vision, how your life will be. Oh! Lovely vision! You know this vision is your life unveiling in its supreme potential, living up to your capacity and then what next? Remember your vision today. Remember the truth about you, your spirit soars and you re-connect to all that you know you can experience.

the other side

Edited: February 1st, 2011

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