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About ahappyhibiscus

Hi, my name is Akiko and I am "A Happy Hibiscus". After losing my husband to cancer in 2008 and then my corporate electrical engineering job in 2013, I began to rethink life, question what we have been told to believe, seek my true passion, and discover “What makes me HAPPY ?” I found that I had been living a life where I was making choices based on FEAR of judgement instead of LOVE. I found that I was living a life of what my family, friends, society and the media wanted instead of what I wanted. This self awakening has made me into such a happier person. I also love hibiscus flowers and anything with a hibiscus pattern makes me happy. This is why the blog is named ahappyhibiscus. I started this blog so I can share what I have learned from on my path to self awareness and happiness. Please read, comment, and share so you can become "A Happy Hibiscus" too!

POWERFUL VIDEO: WHAT IF THE HOMELESS GAVE YOU MONEY ?

What if the homeless offered you money?    Watch and see the reactions of people. It doesn’t matter how much you have in life if what you have in life takes away from you being humble. No wonder some people struggle … Continue reading

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THE HAPPY SECRET TO BETTER WORK

SHAWN ANCHOR:  TED TALK – THE HAPPY SECRET TO BETTER WORK We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. … Continue reading

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SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS MAKES ME HAPPY!

Yes!  Finally!  2 days in a row of warm sunny 70 degree weather here in Vermont.    People walking around in shorts, smiling and HAPPY! Have you ever wondered why sunshine makes us so happy ?

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LAUGHTER = HAPPINESS – 6 GOOD REASONS TO LAUGH EVERYDAY

Laughter really is the best medicine. I mean, we can see it all around us. People on their death beds often say they wish they had laughed more. Don’t be that person! We could all do with a bit more … Continue reading

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ARE YOU SICK OF MAINSTREAM POP CULTURE ? If so, you may be happily awakening!

Do you find Mainstream, Pop culture and anything that’s mentally programming is distasteful ?  You may be Awakening! Watching reality shows and indulging into the lives of celebrities is actually quite interesting when you see it for what it is; … Continue reading

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How to Be Happy! 5 Things Dogs Teach Us About What Matters Most

Happiness = Owning a Dog!    I have 2 German Sheperds (Kogi & Malko) are like my kids.   They teach me about life everyday.   I am so grateful to have them.   Malko is not well and has lost the use of … Continue reading

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HAPPINESS = ACQUIRE EXPERIENCES… NOT THINGS

“Experience is not what happens to a person; it is what person does with what happens to them.” –Aldous Huxley Check this out from Waking Times: Acquire Experiences… Not Things. SHARE YOUR FAVORITE HAPPY EXPERIENCE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW

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