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One Simple Word That Can Change Your Life (And No, It’s Not “Thanks”)

“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” ~Epictetus

About nine years back I was at the lowest point of my life.

We had been trying to start a family for close to four …

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Dealing With Pet Peeves

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Think about your peeves. Maybe you are rankled by members of your family who don't pick up after themselves, or have an annoying habit that "bugs you." Maybe people who are always late get your blood boiling or those who make commitments they never seem to keep cause you to feel irritable and ruin your day.

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3 Ways We Unconsciously Sabotage Our Relationships (and How to Stop)

Couple in love

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source.” ~Anaïs Nin

As a long-time commitment-phobe, my love life has been somewhat inconsistent, to say the least, but this year it seemed I’d …

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A Small Good Thing: A Documentary on Simple Sources of Happiness

A small good thing

We live in a world that encourages the pursuit of happiness, which it seems we’ve collectively defined as “more.” We chase more money, more recognition, more stuff, more connections (and often, more followers and “likes”). If it’s quantifiable, and sometimes …

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How We Can Stop Judging Others and Ourselves

Judging woman

“There is no path to peace. Peace is the path.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

We live in a world of ticker headlines, 24/7 news, and constantly updating Instagram and Facebook feeds. We are constantly making snap-decision judgment calls, categorizing what we see …

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Never Be Ashamed of a Scar: 4 Lessons on Self-Acceptance & Resilience

Scarred heart

“Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.” ~Unknown

“It’s such an ugly scar, I really don’t want anyone to see it.” This is what I told my daughter about …

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A Daily Self-Care Ritual for Anyone Who Feels Lost in Life

Waiting for a new day

“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” ~Jean Shinoda Bolen

We all get lost sometimes.

So lost that we lose track of …

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How Letting Go of Your Goals Can Make You a Happier Person

“No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.” ~Alan Watts

When I started kicking chairs at work, I knew things had gone too far.

I didn’t kick things when …

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Joseph Emet talks about “Choosing Happiness Here and Now” on Thursday’s Show

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Each one of us has a desire to find happiness regardless of how we define it. However, happiness is not

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Do You Think You are “Good Enough”?

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Some years ago I was browsing in Barnes and Nobel – one of my favorite pastimes – and I found

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