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If You Really Love Me, Listen to Me!

Loving Listening Is an Action! You have to work to listen to another person, whether it’s your true love or a friend. Love's an action verb! Listening is more than keeping your eyes open and turning your head towards the one you love while you think about what you’d rather be doing. To really…


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Can a Different Kind of Honesty Lead to the Marriage of Your Dreams?

Honesty isn't just for major events in your married life. Honesty in small, everyday conversation is a key factor in marriage maintenance, for a "together forever" relationship. Vacuuming gets rid of tiny pieces of dirt--though they aren't significant by themselves, the accumulation would…


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Happiness Can Be Your “Present” - No Matter Your Past

"(Because I'm happy) Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof (Because I'm happy) Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth…" Pharell Williams I met an Uber driver whose initials are S.W., and whose infectious optimism prompted me to arrange to talk to him later to write an…


Finding the Gift in the Garbage: There's Something Positive for You Even in the Worst Calamity

“The mind is its own place and can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven." Paradise Lost, by John Milton Have you ever experienced something terrible? Did you wonder why? Did you wonder if you were supposed to learn something from it or uncover a hidden gift? If there was, what was it? Why do…


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Making Decisions Together Can Make You Happy!

When you two make decisions, does one of you expect to win? That means one of you has to lose. When you make decisions together, do you become rivals? If your partner’s strength is logic, and yours is intuition, do you spend time beforehand lining up facts so that you can fight using your partner’s…


Being Mindful of My Left Big Toe Changed My Life! But First, It Had to Stop Working

Do you think about your toes when you think of being mindful? I never did. Until one morning, at about 3 a.m., when I was sitting in bed dictating a story into my tablet I suddenly fell over backward, unable to move my arms or legs. The paramedics broke in through the kitchen door and explained on…