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Friends: Why Some People Have More Than Others

What's a gift can you give yourself  in 2015 that costs nothing financially but will enrich you for years to come? How about a quiver – full of friends? Friends:  A Quiver Is Better Than a Single Arrow I've discovered that  most people feel that something is...

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Flourish: How to Become a More Joyful Person

Imagine going through each day of your life significantly happier than you are right now. Imagine your light shining more brightly to others. I’m so excited to tell you about my new book that’s just been released: Retrain Your Brain for Joy – 31 Mini-Adventures. It’s...

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Forgiveness: 7 Crucial Steps to Freedom

Who's Imprisoning Whom?   "I really want to forgive her but I can't." "He hurt me badly. But now it's hurting me more to not let it go and forgive him." I hear these types of things a lot in my counseling practice. When we're hurt or offended, at...

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Savoring — It’s Not Just for Dessert Anymore

If you’re like me, you’re going to do a lot of savoring in the weeks ahead. That is, you’re going to enjoy the taste or smell of (something) for as long as possible. You’re  going to bask, to enjoy, to relish, to feast your eyes upon.  Whether it’s...

Autumn: How About A Beauty Hunt Today?

Autumn: Time for a Positive New Habit  A beauty hunt: I try to do one every week. It not only refuels me, it continually resets the template of my mind toward positivity. Without resetting this template, most of our minds are progressively pulled downward, noticing and...

Babystepping: By Perseverance the Snail Reached the Ark

Babystepping: I love this quote about a small snail, inching her way along, while other animals galloped, ran, and leapt past. Yet, because she was determined, she took tiny, painstaking steps (slithers?) toward her goal, finally arriving there, not being deterred by obstacles or the...

Playfulness: Too Much Fun is Just Barely Enough!

Playfulness: How Are You Doing? Are you having enough fun? When was the last time you had a solid hour of sheer enjoyment? When you were so absorbed in moments of merriment, you forgot about everything else? The grown-up world is all about getting things done. Mark Buchanan...

Manti Te’o: 5 Tips To Avoid Being Deceived

It's been a few weeks since the big hoax was revealed: Manti Te'o's girlfriend — the one who died within hours of his grandmother's death, one who Te'o spoke of repeatedly, the one whose story became part of his Heisman campaign--never existed. This successful young...

Joy: A Sneaky Way To Experience It …

Looking for ways to add more joy to your week? Here’s a sneaky pattern of life that you might miss if you don’t look for it: when one door closes in your life, very often a new door will open as a result. It’s a normal...