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How to Get Back Your Happiness

Let’s get you out of sadness, depression, confusion, anger, guilt or whatever your emotional pain might be and back to happiness. Whether the challenge you are facing is about you or about your relationship, this is a great place to start – getting you experiencing more positive emotions to feel …

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Savoring the Joy of Times Past and Future

The holiday season is past us, we have all made some resolutions or changed our diet a bit, started an exercise program, maybe quit already, and established a few goals to focus on for 2019. This is a fine time to use our savoring skills for remembering the good times …

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Making More Meaning in Your Life

In your relationships, work, story, and place in the universe I believe we all yearn for wellbeing. We all want to feel happy and yet happiness is something that the more you chase it, the further away that it gets. What people are actually looking for when they “chase happiness,” …

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How to Create More Meaning in Your Life

Research shows meaning and happiness can be at odds with one another. People with the most meaningful lives were “givers.” And those with the happiest lives were “takers.” Creating meaning in your life comes from throwing yourself whole-heartedly into your choices, doing the footwork, and accepting that the results are not …

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Finding Meaning in Life #101

When a close friend of mine died right before Christmas, my reaction went immediately to, “What is the meaning of life? What is it all about? Why bother?” Carol devoted herself to helping others and teaching them to love, as I do. Our careers and callings have been parallel for …

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Expressing Thanks

Choosing to be thankful makes us more thankful When thinking and expressing gratitude our brain releases chemicals that make us less stressed, and in turn, more thankful. Our brain does not distinguish if this gratitude is huge and deep and intense or simply a squeak of thanks. All that matters is the …

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