Wednesday

Choosing Happiness:The Course is available now!!

Choosing Happiness 
Blue Springs, Mo. 

Choosing Happiness: The Course 
August,  2019
E-Course 

Course Outline: 

6 Phases

1. Forgiveness of Self 

2. Forgiveness of Others 

3. Practicing Positivity & Deflecting Negativity 

4. Acceptance & Loving oneself 

5. Acceptance & Loving Everyone else.

6. Discovering Your TRUE PATH!


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 For questions email: serenity@serenityunmasked.com                    

Saturday

The Loneliness and Wonders of Single Life.


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I’m not really lonely. But, it seems my eye has begun to wander. The very thing of it is, I’ve never had it wander so frequently. Never before have I met so many eligible bachelors😝. Maybe it is some type of like attracts like situation. I’ve always been awkward. There’s been self-esteem issues for as long as I can remember. And I wasn’t a happy person; certainly not a very positive being. In fact, quite the opposite. I would sit and dwell on those things that COULD go wrong. 


Wednesday

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   Millions do, why not you? You’ve got something to say.. but no time, right? Work dragging you down? Well, you’ve got to start whittling away at making a dream come true, while you earn your way. The thing IS, if you start making little deposits on your  future..(I call it seed money) then sooner, rather than later, you’ll  wake up one day and notice little SPROUTS! That day, my friends, will be one of the bests days of your life. Nothing Is more beautiful then a shiny glimmer of excitement for the realization that soon, you’ll be living your BEST LIFE. !

      Now, doing that Is going to take a hundred little steps and Its going to take dedication. And only you know which route to take for your path.


Tuesday

Wednesday

10 things nobody wants to come out & say..

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10 things nobody wants to come out and say 


Ten things nobody wants to come out and say. 

How to live your best life! 




Yes.. you read the pic right!

I’m going to show you some tough love. This is going to hurt me more than it’s going to hurt you, but someday you just may thank me for it.
Enough with the kind tidbits of advice, hoping someone will pay attention to it someday and the world will be a better place… blah, blah, blah!
I’m going to just put it all out there, and you may hate me, but I’ll feel much better getting it off of my chest.

Saturday

Lightworker? EarthAngel? Not ME!




https://medium.com/@choosinghappiness
I'm No Angel
All this talk about light-workers, light-bringers, twin flames and the like has got everyone in an uproar. Let me make myself clear. I’m not here to explain any of this to you. I’m certainly no expert & I sure haven’t received some wondrous message from the Divine through channeling of some sort. I AM all for PEACE and spreading POSITIVE VIBES. Today, I want to discuss the who, what, when, where and why, with you!

This has been posted on Medium, I’ll post the whole thing next week🌸

Friday

Updates!! SerenityUnMasked, etc.

Hello, hope everyone is well!

I just have a few updates. I’ve bought a new dotcom: SerenityUnMasked.com. Unfortunately, I’ve already ran into some kinks. Google is being a butthead again lately.. that’s always a joy. 


I started writing on Medium last week. Here’s a link to my profile: Serenity's Medium Link

Other than that I’ve been working hard at work and at home, so I’m exhausted! Please check out my Medium stories, stayed tuned for my upcoming book, and website. I had to postpone my e-course for the time being until I get home WiFi for my new laptop. Sorry 😓. 

I love Springtime though, so I’m feeling great! 

I hope you have a fantastic weekend, stay safe and stay true to yourselves🌼. 


Thanks,

~Serenity 

Monday

The END of the WORLD as I knew it...

Yep.. that's the title of my upcoming book😉 .

Needless to say, I'm very excited!! I've been working on this for months, and I expect to be finished by August. It's not fiction, it's not entirely autobiographical, and it's not an actual self-help book. It's a real life handbook, based on my crazy experiences and a little bit of 'doomsday' planning. All wrapped up in a neat little e-book just for my readers💚. 

I hope you are interested, because I've put everything I had into this one:) 

Thanks,

~Serenity 

I love Springtime 🌺

     I'm so happy, cause today I found my friends, they're in my head. Just kidding!!! 

Im so happy, because I have just reached 10,000 words written in my upcoming book. The table of contents, chapters, outlines are finished as well! It's just the writing and finalizing the ideas that I'm currently working on. It's non-fiction, so I'm not shooting for novel length. 24,000 words is the approximate length I'm shooting for, and considering the time it took to figure out the concept, finalize the proposed chapters and outline the concepts... I'm basically halfway done💚.

      I've always wanted to write a book and have probably started a dozen times. It never clicked though. After writing poetry since I was a kid, and quite a few short stories, I thought you could just decide to write and do it. Not true. I couldn't ever get into it or commit to anything I randomly started. I had to be inspired 🌺. 

      When I started this book I had an idea, a plan, and was excited about what I had to present to others. It was completely different than simply wanting to write a book. I HAVE to write this book! I'm obsessed with this book. 

      I cannot wait to see what people say, whether they like it or not, and if anyone will be inspired by what I have to say. I hope so! 

      Thanks for stopping by! 

      ~Serenity 

Saturday

Update on Everything..


Howdy!

     I know, I've been gone for a while. I'm sorry, I started a new job. Things are going pretty good. I am working on all of my stuff still, but my phone has been off. My choosing Choosing Happiness course is 95% ready to launch and I will be announcing the details asap! 

      I've been writing my book almost daily. Not having phone service has helped with that immensely. It's coming along fantastically with over 5000 words already 🤗.

      The biggest thing on my mind right now is what to call my new dotcom. I'm going to keep this site for my personal blog, but I'd like top start a site strictly for professional endeavors, such as promoting my book and maybe opening a store. 

      Anyway, just wanted to check in with whomever might happen to stop by here, even though I haven't been doing much with the site. Stay tuned for news about the course and my upcoming book🌺.


Peace, Love, & Harmony..

~Serenity 💚

Tuesday

I want to write!

     I just want to write. Am I good at it? I think so, but thats only my opinion. Will people read what I have to say? Im not sure, but I'm going to write. I’m going to take a chance for myself and try to do something I love. 

     

     We take little gambles in life all of the time, usually something low risk.. no harm, no foul. As you know if you've ever bought scratch-offs tickets or been to a casino, the problem with only taking small bets, is that the payoff isn't going to be a fortune, if anything at all. 

     Now, don't get me wrong.. I know big gamblers often lose more than just their paycheck. It's like anything in life though.. it can be addictive. "Everything in moderation, do nothing to excess," my mom has always said. I agree. 

     

     Taking little losses here and there seems harmless, but it does make losing/failing a common occurrence. A winning attitude will get you much further in life. What if we never took small risks and only went after the sure thing? Would we then be more apt to follow through with our dreams and not give up? 

     A lot of us don’t have the courage to follow our hearts and go after big dreams, that will result in a better future. Is it fear of failure, or fear of success? I'm not sure. 

      For example: I had no idea if I'd be a good server. One day I just decided I wanted to a waitress. Turns out I was good at it..and I loved it for a while. And it wasn’t bad at that time. Now that I think about it, the same applies to when I became a CNA. Would I be able to handle it, would I enjoy it? I loved it and it was hard, but it was the most worthwhile job I've ever had. The same goes for many many other things in my life.

       Why haven’t I tried to be a writer? Because it doesn’t pay money right off the bat? Because there is no 90 day probationary period with evaluations to let me know how I’m doing? That’s sad. Very, very, sad.

   Our dreams are important. Doing something that we want to do is far more rewarding than working for someone else who had a dream, just to get money to live, while we put aside what we want to really do.  Don't get me wrong, working for others is necessary. Sometimes we don’t yet know what we want to do. Other times we know, but we need to learn more or save up funds to be able to realize these dreams. 

   The bottom line is this: too many of us are settling for these starter jobs rather than using them as stepping stones. If I want to hire someone to clean my house, I would not be satisfied if that became their whole purpose. Life is about discovery and growth. We don’t stop halfway up the stairs when we become tired or discouraged. We either struggle to the top, or turn around, return to the start, and retry again when we are ready. 

   If you enjoy working at the gas station, and it pleases you then by all means... work there, maybe that IS your Dream Job. However, if you dread getting up in the morning, and dream of for instance, cutting & styling hair, then make the transition. Work at the job, while you make progress towards your goals. 

   Don’t let the means to an and, become The End. 

   

Coming Up Soon!!! 

A new Course📚

Choosing Happiness 101-The Basics🤗


Peace, Love and Harmony,

~Serenity 

Sunday

Door Dash... Does it really pay??

     Alot of people are asking me if I make money with DoorDash.The answer is.. 

    If you Hustle, then absolutely.  But, as an independent contractor.. you MUST stay on task and get after it. 

For Example, if you need to pay rent, and you are already late...

*Results not typical*
A good week delivering with DoorDash.
A REALLY good week delivering!

Wednesday

Religious? Umm... no.

Am I religious? Sorry... NO.

Spiritual, YES. 


I was raised to say my bedtime prayers. Occasionally, we said grace before a meal at the dinner table. We sporadically attended this church or that. Whichever one that sent a bus by to pick up children; or the one relatives would take us to...

Spring into the new you...

Hey there... Happy Choosers! 

      How are you? I'm doing great.. and its shaping up to be a fantastic 2019. Now, I know we shouldn't wish our time away but excuse me while I say C'mon Spring💕 

      I can't help it=] It's been a long, cruel Winter.
      Spring. Spring is the time for renewal. New beginnings. 

Tuesday

If it makes you happy...

 Ya know, Sheryl Crow sure was onto something with that song..

If it makes you HAPPY...

WHY the HELL are you so SAD? 





If you are really doing what you want, and living YOUR  true path... you wouldn't be so down & out, complaining constantly.

So, what's the issue? Get started.. there's no time like right freakin now!!!

And its definitely NEVER too late to begin living an authentic, more content life. YOUR LIFE!


Maybe I can help...

In fact, I know I can. Even if you are adamantly stubborn, and won't admit it.. the knowledge will stick with you until you are finally READY.

COMING UP: 

APRIL 2019 An online, fully interactive course 📖.

CHOOSING Happiness presents:
Phase 1: Forgiveness of Self.

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Saturday

Community Event for the Homeless/Indigent April 7th, 2019

Hey there Happy Choosers!

  There will be a Free Clothes Pantry on April 7th, for the KC Area, so if you know of any homeless/indigent people.. pass it on.



  There will also be a Hot Lunch provided, so we are asking for RSVPs as much as is feasible. I wouldn't want to make lunch for 75 and have 23 show up!

Friday

An excerpt from one of my answers on Quora.

I wanted to share this after I wrote it as an answer on Quora. It describes how I went from choosing UN-happiness.. sadly, to CHOOSING HAPPINESS🌸


As a pessimist, who's glass was damn near empty for 4 decades, I eventually turned it upside down, dumped the contents out and little by little made my cup runneth over..



The trees suddenly looked so magnificent! The shades of blue in the sky were breathtaking, the amazing fluffiness of the clouds bedazzled me.. those mesmerizing bird songs.. all new to me. I had been oblivious to the beauty all around me. I started pausing to smell the roses.. 
... and I refuse to look back! Looking back would only turn me into a bitter, salty pillar of unhappiness.

I am happy to report that I now receive bountiful blessings daily & I stop to count them. I chat with the geese; try to decipher the clouds remind myself that it's ok if the weather has been awful because tomorrow is another day with another season around the corner.


《《These are some of the first realizations you have when you make the CHOICE  to be happy.》》

Be well...
~~Serenity 

Monday

Menopause is making me crazy!

Omg!! 

🎭Why is it that I (a semi-intelligent, well-read being) was so clueless & unprepared for this major, inevitable event in my life?!? I'm actually shocked to realize that the symptoms I've been experiencing are due to Menopause


🚨Ive been waiting a very long time for this.. yet hardly knew a fraction of the long list of problems it causes. After having a hysterectomy at age 24, doctors said I could expect the dreaded M.. 🌡experience anytime from then on.. as early Menopause can be a result of certain procedures. 

All I can say is, 

The HORROR!! somebody should have said something! Why didn't anyone warn me?!? 

https://youtu.be/a2MEGwCcOW4


🌺Well, of  course the answer to that is because so many topics were taboo for women until recently. I remember sitting in the back field out in Cali, at Pinacate middle school, during Gym Class freaking out. I'm dying, I thought. Maybe I put the tampon in wrong...

  🌼I had no clue about my body, the changes, mood swings, or period cramps. Now, I know that my mother, sister, daughter & I all experience(d) severe menstrual cramping. The  kind that make you have to call in to work/school and lay in bed with ice or a heating pad, whining; bloated & miserable. 

🥀《《 Luckily, a good soul walked back to check on me that day. She was kind and so non-judgemental for a junior high school student. I thank GOD for that. With my extreme shyness and social anxiety, I wasn't about to say a word to anybody about my concerns. 》》

www.choosinghappiness.rocks/menopause
Build our youth up for the future.

😇That amazing girl from gym class immediately suspected cramps; she was patient enough to extract the facts from me, assuring me next, that I didn't insert anything improperly; and that the cramping was completely normal. 

🤫See, modesty and shyness with embarrassment was common among millions of women while growing up, for decades.
🤷‍♀️I was one of them. I was only 12 years of age, when I  started my period. I simply looked under the sink, grabbed what was available to me (OB without applicator..ugh) and followed the directions. 
📚Growing up, I was one of those nerdy people that picks up anything within reach and proceeds to read the instructions or ingredients written on anything & everything (cereal boxes, shampoo, you name it).
💡So, as a result... I was familiar with the various health/beauty products. I'm still not sure to this day if my mom ever noticed that her monthly supplies were running out sooner than usual; or knew why. 
 ☺I never spoke about shaving either.. when I noticed other girls were doing it, or overheard someone say something to another person about armpit hair... I guess thats when I started that fun routine. I don't remember. I do remember being about 13 then.

😱Believe this, or not.. it gets worse🤐. When I became pregnant at 16... you guessed it, I was too ashamed and embarrassed to tell a soul. I was 7 months pregnant before my mom finally put 2 and 2 together. By that time I'd already thought long and hard about it and decided that a baby deserved better.. way better, and quite frankly no child could/would thrive in my current situation. 
I wasn't..

👼So I worked with a San Diego adoption agency & gave the gift of life to a wonderful couple who were willing and ready to spoil a beautiful baby girl🥀.

The moral of the story? 

😱The HORROR! The nonsense of it all.. the wolves probably teach their daughters better. 
But Why! Stop the madness and educate, inform & arm the children with the knowledge and tools to succeed with a strong support system. I felt alone and scared.. yet, that was the way generations before me had been taught to deal with personal feminine nuances. 🙈🙉🙊Hush..we suffer in silence. We mustn't discuss intimate things.
🙄Today, we have to fight to keep the assuage of misguided and premature facts of life from even the really young ones. Its went from one extreme to the other.
😌 Instead of allowing the 'WORLD' to influence and distort the information, we must be the TEACHERS, the LEADERS, the INFLUENCERS, and the SUPPORT our children need in order to break the cycles. 
😂Now, excuse my outburts.. the mood swings ya know! And I apologize for the lengthy personal reflections; I tend to get carried away. 
I managed to (without too much shyness) Vlog about the symptoms here: 

The HORRORS of menopause!
Click to watch my Youtube Video..

👉Please excuse the filters and shyness.. I'm still trying to overcome my awkwardness and  social anxiety issues. I've came a long way, but selfies and videos are not my thing! I'm baby babystepping though: little by little its getting easier!
🤞Soon.. I'll be ready to show my sassy, sarcastic self more on  video. I know that most people watch rather than read their information these days. 

🎁Thanks for reading!! Remember to educate, and be supportive of our youth... they face hard times. 

~All love, 
Serenity 

P.S. 
I'm starting herbal classes to learn how to make my own remedy for menopause & much more!🌸
Check it out, they have great prices!!
Herbal Academy

Tuesday

Gossip: A deadly Sin

                              February 10, 2019

Gossip:

the all-too common deadly sin

It’s suffocating our society
By: Serenity Mask


There are various reasons that I have surmised, which tend to make many people act fake.

A small green rectangle to divide sections of the document

Once more..

I KNOW that Google Plus is closing and leaving Blogger on its own, but does that mean I have to deal with writing blogs, losing them and disappointing the very few readers I have? I should think not 😱

Saturday

Well folks..

Here goes.. I’m struggling with my positivity now..
I lost my job, I need rent money and not finding another job fast enough. I KNOW it will all work out in the end, but I struggle with anxiety as you all know. 
Seasonal Depression on top of this has got me down. I’ve started a GoFund me, however I’ve only ever gotten one hit on my GoFund me for my Underground Homeless Initiative so we shall see.. 
Have a good day, 

My GoFund me...

~Serenity🌸

Wednesday

Is life SCARY?

Yes.. of course life is intimidating at times.             EVERYONE’s! We aren’t born with all of the answers & then when we think we have started figuring things out, we get resistance from those all around us who (of course) have completely different ideas about life.




Wednesday

Be Yourself


Hey there HAPPY PEOPLE!

    Just a friendly reminder to be yourself, at all costs. In the end you’ll be more content and joyous if you just let yourself out of the closet/box or wherever you’ve been hiding. 

As someone who’s suffered from anxiety her whole life, I KNOW it’s hard at first! However, there’s really no other way to accomplish a good start towards loving yourself enough to find your path and follow your dreams. 
www.choosinghappiness.rocks
Be Yourself 


Thursday

Why AM I stuck in a RUT?!?

Choosing Happiness
The Negative Forces Keeping you from your Dreams!!

I wanted to share something I found interesting, by one of the very intelligent forerunners of self-help: Napoleon Hill
The 31 CAUSES OF FAILURE

*Unfavorable hereditary background 
*Lack of a well-defined purpose in life
* Lack of ambition to aim above mediocrity
* Insufficient Education 
*Lack of self-discipline
* Ill health