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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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47+ Ideas to Transform Your Relationship

Last month we talked about how to transform yourself: If you want to improve your life, work on yourself. If you want to improve your relationships, work on yourself. If you want to improve your love relationship, work on yourself. Find ways to improve your thinking, as well as your behaviors. …

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47+ Ideas to Transform or Change Yourself

If you want to improve your life, work on yourself. If you want to improve your relationships, work on yourself. If you want to improve your love relationship, work on yourself. Find ways to improve your thinking, as well as your behaviors. Get feedback or look at the feedback you have received …

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How to Build a Magnificent Marriage

Human beings crave intimacy. One of our basic needs is the need to love and be loved. Yet people have a lot of trouble creating and continuing intimacy in relationships. Here are some basic guidelines for relationships from many sources and experts. Pay attention to the ones you could use …

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