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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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Reflect and Direct Yourself into the Coming Year

Give yourself the gift of some reflection time this holiday season. I love to take time between Christmas and New Years to think about what I have accomplished this past year. I look at the challenges and the successes, what I have learned, what I have to be grateful for, and where …

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Using Your Role Models to Help with Good Judgment

In marriage counseling and life coaching, when you are solving difficult problems or simply going through your day-to-day situations, it is helpful to consider using your role models for advice and guidance. Whether you are making major life decisions or establishing current goals, the ideas you project onto your role …

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Values Develop Happiness

We want to think of happiness as experiencing positive emotions, having rewarding interpersonal relationships, engaging or being in flow with life, creating meaning in life, and attaining success or achievement. Happiness or well-being can be developed and built. A great initiative is to make improved well-being an important goal. If …

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