Happy International Day of Happiness!

I've always loved a hair braid in my hair or in others’ hair. I love the act of braiding my own hair, braiding my daughter’s hair, or any other kid who will let me braid their locks. It’s such an easy style to put together, but requires some “doing”…

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Are You Too Busy?
How To Say “No” When You Need To

Can you think of a time when you said "yes" to something you ought to have said "no" to? Me too. I’m sure there have been plenty of moments where I either wimped out by not making a decision, or jumped in to rescue someone who looked panicked. In my…

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Love, Forgiveness, & Freedom…
How To Embrace These Virtues

You can never fully understand life without the gift of forgiveness and patience, which leads to "Love's Freedom and What it Means". With everyone you meet, you must learn to be these virtues, that of patient and forgiving. Start by allowing…

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How To Ask For What You Want…
Without Any Hesitation

"You Miss 100% of the Shots You Don't Take..." ~Wayne Gretzky It all started a few weeks ago while on my way to Portland, Maine for work. I had been running late for my flight and ended up skipping lunch to make it in time. While in the air, I sat…

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Are You A “Try” Athlete?
How To Focus, Follow Through, And Finish Anything

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word “try” as "to make an attempt or effort to do something.” “Try” is a safe word. It gives us comfort and seemingly gets us off the hook when we put less than our full effort into sports, work, school,…

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Dare To Change The World?
Only 2 Things Stand Between You & Big Possibility

How did Moses get the gig to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt and on to freedom? How did the Virgin Mary not freak out about giving birth to a Messiah? How did Martin Luther King recite the most breathtaking speeches, which continue to…

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A Love Letter To My Values:
3 Keys To Staying In Alignment

After watching my favorite holiday movie, Love Actually, several times in December, I thought back to the time when I had a greeting crew at the airport. In the early days of our relationship, my husband and I were separated by 2,000 miles, so we…

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When Happiness Is Fleeting…
Adopt These Five Intentions For Lasting Bliss

Emma Seppala is a leading expert on health, happiness, mind-body awareness, and resilience. She is a psychologist and certified Pilates, Yoga, Meditation, and Breathwork instructor, and the Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for…

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Living On The Edge:
3 Instant Ways To Push The Limits Of Your Life

I think it may be time for all of us to push our edge a bit. That place where fear creeps in, and we hold back, and we hold back, and we hold back, not even realizing it is our edge. We go through each day safe; the status quo is just fine. But what…

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5 Ways To Experiment
With The Power Of Dreams

Dreams! We all dream at night. Some of us have the capacity of remembering what we dreamed each night, while some remember parts of dreams -- every now and then. Still others simply don’t remember at all. Not only do we dream at night, but sometimes…

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