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Iolanda Scripca is a published poet, photographer, journalist,  and translator who lived in Eastern Europe for the first twenty four years of her life, in a loving family. Her mom was a teacher, a high school principal, and a cultural promoter. Her dad was a published novelist, poet and TV producer. An unforgettable moment was her collaboration with her Dad in the translation and adaptation of a children's book by the Bulgarian author Leda Mileva. She is a graduate of Foreign Languages and Literatures from the University of Bucuresti/Romania. Nowadays she enjoys Southern California and possesses a CA Teaching Credential from Chapman University. Ms. Scripca publishes in several Romanian-American Newspapers both in Romanian and English. "Lava Of My Soul" is her recently released collection of poems and essays which is available on her site:



Blog Posted:5/25/2012 1:27:00 PM
Hello Friends!

I thought I should share this list of rules for Happiness some mental workers put together.
Happiness - such a broad and abstract but, yet, such an important notion for the simple human being...
Which of this rules give you difficutly to deal with? Explain why and what are you going to do about it :)

1) Do not blame others for making you unhappy. Take responsibility for making yourself happy.

2) Give yourself permission to make yourself happy. - even if in doing so, others make themselves unhappy.

3) Do things for others and your community without expecting anything back in return.

4) Sacrifice short-term pleasures and put up with short-term discomforts in order to achieve         long-term gains.

5) Accept the fallibility of others and yourself.

6) Don't take things personally.

7) Take a chance even when you might fail at things at work or in your personal relationships.

8) It does not matter so much what people think about you and what you are doing.

9)See uncertainty as a challenge - do not be afraid of it.

10) Make time for yourself to do things which bring you pleasure and enjoyment in the short-term.
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  1. Date: 5/30/2012 3:14:00 PM
    Number 6- it depends on what it is. Constructive criticism is good. I believe if you think good you'll feel good! Negativity sponsors more negativity.

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  1. Date: 5/27/2012 7:17:00 AM
    I will display them on my wall next to my computer and check it frequently :)

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  1. Date: 5/26/2012 10:47:00 AM
    Thanks for answering my question, dear Andie!Great analysis! So I see you are happy generally! :)

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  1. Date: 5/25/2012 11:44:00 PM
    well, I don't see anyone doing what you asked, so I'll just start first: sometimes I take things personally (number 6) but I've been working on that one. 7 can be a little hard for me but when I am forced to change in my job, for example, I usually adapt quickly. I enjoy the status quo and don't like to rock the boat, and so I will stay with things forever even if they don't make me utterly happy. Other than that, most of these rules are not difficult for me!

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  1. Date: 5/25/2012 8:23:00 PM
    I found it interesting and I'll try to follow it as close as I can :) Let's try to be all HAPPY!!!

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  1. Date: 5/25/2012 7:54:00 PM
    Such a positive attitude - just what I needed today. Thank you.

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  1. Date: 5/25/2012 7:46:00 PM
    Thanks, Iolanda! I made a copy of this list...

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My Past Blog Posts

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Date Posted: 6/2/2013 12:33:00 PM
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"I want to do with you what spring does with cherry trees.” — Pablo Neruda
Date Posted: 3/20/2013 10:58:00 AM
A Day In The Park With My Parents
Date Posted: 2/26/2013 9:50:00 PM
Epitaph on a Nameless Grave
Date Posted: 2/18/2013 12:39:00 PM
Help Me To Choose The Best Poetic Title for My PHOTO!!!
Date Posted: 1/20/2013 11:22:00 AM
Our boys coming home for Christmas. God bless them and God bless America.
Date Posted: 12/21/2012 11:15:00 PM
Nostalgic Encounter
Date Posted: 12/13/2012 3:25:00 PM
As I left the empty Chapel
Date Posted: 11/29/2012 9:34:00 PM
I Know For Whom the Bells Toll
Date Posted: 11/12/2012 3:32:00 PM
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Sharing My Literary Agent's Contact Info With My Friends
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Metaphores, I want to See Metaphores... Now!!!
Date Posted: 9/23/2012 2:04:00 AM
My Fiction Becoming My Reality
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My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
6/25/2014To a Bird of ParadiseFree versedeath,goodbye,spiritual,
3/31/2014Simple SorrowFree verselife,
12/30/2013The Rhythm of MeFree verselife,
7/10/2013POL Prisoner of LifeFree versesad,
6/25/2013Discount Shelf of LifeSenryulife,
6/23/2013Discount Shelf of LifeFree verselife,
5/26/2013Ashes and IProse Poetrydeath,faith,hope,
4/14/2013Deserted Train of ThoughtFree versedream,me,
3/25/2013For nowFree verselife,
2/17/2013Epitaph on a Nameless GraveEpitaphdeath,love,nature,
1/7/2013PHONE WIRE IN GRAVESFree versedeath,grief,life,
12/29/2012Thoughts Half-SubmergedFree versedeath,life,
12/22/2012Moral SurvivalFree verselife,
12/11/2012Nostalgic EncounterFree verselife,
12/9/2012Submerged In FantasyFree versehope,lost love,
12/3/2012Canceled FlightFree versedeath,life,loss,
11/27/2012Still Inhaling LOVEFree verselost love,
11/20/2012Sand Storm in DaffodilsFree versehope,life,nature,
11/16/2012Earth's MonorhymeMonorhymenature,
11/3/2012Sirena - A Body FoundFree verselife,nature,me,
10/23/2012 Immortality of BarkFree verselife,
9/11/2012LIBRAFree verseart,life,
9/11/2012FailedFree verselife,

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