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Ready to Turn the Page to the Next Chapter of the Life You Want to Live Now?

Writing of her secret life as a prostitute, a blogger with the pseudonym Belle de Jour had a backstory worthy of a movie script. In fact it was turned into a Showtime TV series. She wanted to have a satisfying next chapter of her life story so she wrote about it. You see, in real life, she was “a respected specialist in developmental neurotoxicology and cancer epidemiology.” Few of us lead a startling double life like her yet you, too, may want to play a new role in your life story, perhaps revealing some largely hidden facets to your character… Read More

6 Ways to Enjoy Your Life More, Starting Now

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“All of the significant battles are waged within the self,” wrote Sheldon Kopp. Some of our biggest inside battles involve changing habits to create a more meaningful, congenial life with others. Instead we instinctively, unhappily focus our self-talk on two things: those who seem much happier and more successful and our past failures, betrayals and regrets. Try these powerful simple research-based tips for turning the page to the chapter of the adventure story you are truly meant to live now. 1. Live Your Greatest Passion Despite Inevitable Risk “Life is like a 10 speed bicycle. Most of us have gears… Read More

How to Have More Happiness Moments

An elementary school teacher in rural Arkansas made a bracelet of charms of each student in her class so she could continually remind herself of how she cared about each one, and her passion for teaching them. The rest of the story is the real clincher for seeing that happiness can be a choice. She wakes up each morning with the painful fatigue that most face when they have the chronic, erratic and incurable disease, multiple sclerosis. Many would give up and quit working yet some don’t, as Shawn Achor shows in his new book Before Happiness. Why do different people in the same situation find a… Read More

When Success Means Happiness Too

In the longest study of what led men to live happily and successfully to a ripe old age, guess what trait they were most likely to have in common? The lives of 268 men who entered Harvard College in 1937 were tracked for seventy-two years in The Harvard Study of Adult Development. Those who made it into middle and old age as “happy” and “healthy” shared seven traits: mental adaptability to changes in life, advanced education, stable marriage, not smoking, not abusing alcohol, getting some exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight. Yet one factor was more important than any of these: Attention to relationships. When the primary… Read More

What To Do Before Happiness Happens In Your Life?

An elementary school teacher in rural Arkansas made a bracelet of charms of each student in her class so she could continually remind herself of how she cared about each one, and her passion for teaching them. The rest of the story is the real clincher for seeing that happiness can be a choice. She wakes up each morning with the painful fatigue that most face when they have the chronic, erratic and incurable disease, multiple sclerosis. Many would give up and quit working yet some don’t, as Shawn Achor shows in his new book Before Happiness. Why do different people in the same situation find a… Read More
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