If this is your first visit to “”, welcome. If you are a return visitor, welcome back. The purpose of this site is to offer a strategy to make our lives happier and more peaceful. Each visitor is encouraged to experience a mindful  “Personal Pause”  and return to the flow of their day with renewed energy and spirit. Happiness is a choice that sometimes requires effort. 

“HappyNow” is the union of two words. Happy and Now. “Happy” is a state of mind characterized by pleasure, contentment, and joy. “Now” indicates the present time or moment. “HappyNow” is a state of mind characterized by pleasure, contentment and joy at the present moment.

The purpose of “” is to encourage an interactive  exchange of positive thoughts.   There are no strings attached.  You can simply visit the site to enjoy a positive thought and a “one minute of pause” or you are always welcome to leave a positive thought for others to enjoy. HappyNow…


How to best use this site….

I invite you to visit Personal Pause once, twice, three times or more each day. When you do you will have simple choices.

1. There is an opportunity to read  a variety of inspiring quotes from renown thinkers.

2. You are welcome to read one of my daily “Thoughts” and in turn “post” your own thoughts.  Archived “Thoughts” are also available.

3. I suggest that each visitor experience that one minute  of calm, peaceful and mindful breathing,  Experience a “Personal Pause”.

4. Experience HappyNow…

5.Return to he flow of your day.

My story….

My name is chrismiller.  I have had the pleasure of integrating my passion for fitness into my career for over 25 years.  I am a Wellness Life Coach,  a Corrective Exercise Specialist,a  Certified Spin Instructor, Yoga Instructor and a Licensed Massage Therapist..  I own my own Studio in Cresskill, New Jersey. I have trained and coached hundreds of people of all ages and abilities to help them reach their personal fitness goals.

My body has always been healthy and my mind sharp, but  too often I found my thoughts filled with regret, anxiety, worry and fear. I live in a world where my senses are constantly overloaded with flashing lights, blaring sounds, quick movements, instant access to unlimited information and thousands of decisions I must make quickly on a daily basis. Maybe you live in such a world.  For me, if left untethered, my life seems to get faster and faster everyday and just trying to “keep up” is a struggle. Impulsive behavior and instant gratification can easily rule my life.

One day I realized that too much of what was and is truly important in my life, such as love, joy, happiness, contentment and serenity was slipping right by me. My life was too stressful and I was responsible for placing barriers between myself and integrated happiness. One day it occurred to me that my spirit was tired. I wanted to make a change.

What changed? I changed. I learned to slow down. I learned to pause. It was that simple. I practiced pausing by sitting quietly, closing my eyes, narrowing my attention to a positive thought and calmly breathing for one minute.  When I opened my eyes, the world around me was no different, but I had changed.  I felt more peaceful.  With my new found peacefulness came clarity. With clarity came a strength to better accept the flow of each day.

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It is my mission to introduce a mindful “personal pause” into the lives of those people who like me, are hyper-busy, multitaskers, and high achievers as well as those people who hold too tightly on the past and focus too keenly on the future, in other words, most people. If you know anyone who could benefit from a daily “Personal Pause”, please invite them to visit today.

“Serenity isn’t freedom from the storm; it’s peace within it.”

Try it now!

Stop for just a moment, close your eyes and take a deep slow breath in, pause, then releasee your breath just as slowly. Feel the air enter and leave your body. Notice the calm. Notice the peace. Notice the serenity of the moment. Practice makes progress. Progress is good.

Press the “PAUSE Button!


*Remember, your positive thoughts are always welcome, but never required.
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