Rocklin, CA, February 09, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- According to Tiffani Von Alvensleben, money isn’t everything. In fact, it’s hardly anything when it comes to being happy.
Accomplished interior designer, entrepreneur, mother and wife, Tiffani Von Alvensleben has spent her life pursuing a lucrative business career and a happy home life and finding they don’t always go hand in hand. Recently she took time to speak about finding happiness regardless of economic stability.
“Times of economic turmoil are trying for everyone,” reports Tiffani Von Alvensleben. “Having trouble making ends meet puts stress on every other aspect of life.” She says that financial troubles have been the ruin of more than one marriage and responsible for many suicides as well. Many individuals believe that, without money, happiness is not attainable. But is that true? Tiffani Von Alvensleben says it is not true, and she’s experienced it personally.
Psychologists and experts on the study of the human mind have found that money has nothing to do with happiness. “Happiness is a state of mind,” explains Tiffani Von Alvensleben. According to Tiffani Von Alvensleben and the experts, you can train your mind to be happy. Happiness is not something that happens to you but something that you can actually cultivate like a flower garden. Also like a flower garden, happiness grows.
The Mayo Clinic reported only a 10 percent variation in people’s happiness reports, as tied to the differences in their circumstances. As Tiffani Von Alvensleben explains, the wide majority of happiness comes from personality, thoughts and behaviors. “All three of these things can be changed, learned and improved with a little concentrated effort,” adds Tiffani Von Alvensleben.
People who experience true happiness on a regular basis agree it isn’t about money. “People who have money to burn, beauty and an easy life aren’t always the happiest,” says Tiffani Von Alvensleben. The factors that bring lasting happiness include family, a sense of purpose and belonging, and appreciation for what one does have.
Tiffani Von Alvensleben points to the adage of practice makes perfect when it comes to the art of happiness. “Begin by making a conscious effort to cut out the negativity in your life,” suggests Tiffani Von Alvensleben. Start the process by cutting out gossiping and snippy, unkind remarks, even if you never vocalize them. “When you catch yourself grumbling your day away, stop. Tell yourself you will simply not have those thoughts and replace them with happier ones. Surround yourself with family, friends, loved ones and happy people.”
According to Tiffani Von Alvensleben, dedicating time to children and family are things that build happiness. Another happiness building suggestion from Tiffani Von Alvensleben is to find time to be grateful. Being thankful for the things you have makes you more aware of how lucky you really are. “Take a moment each day to be thankful for the bounties you have received. Some days it may be nothing more than you woke up that day, but if that’s all you have, be grateful for it!” concludes Tiffani Von Alvensleben.
Happiness is a state of mind, says Von Alvensleben. Achieving it takes only time, patience and practice.
About Tiffani Von Alvensleben: Tiffani Von Alvensleben is a mom, wife and entrepreneur. She is an avid community advocate and high school athletics supporter. These days, Von Alvensleben spends her days enjoying family and work as co-founding partner of Von Vesting of Rocklin, CA, alongside her husband Rich and Kale Flagg. Tiffani Von Alvensleben has managed to rear a healthy family alongside a thriving business and feels certain anyone can achieve the same.
Tiffani Von Alvensleben
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