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3 Questions to Instantly Increase Your Motivation

This article first appeared in Thrive Global. Ever started out with great intentions – and motivation, only to find it lag as time goes on? We’ve all made birthday promises, or set New Year’s resolutions, and then wondered why they keep showing up year after year. We’ve set daily...

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The Tyranny of Perfection

This article first appeared in Positivepsychologynews.com “This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some  momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all!” - Rumi Some habits never die. Unless we do...

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How to Use Our Privilege to Create a More Equal World

This Article First Appeared in Happify It was only this year that I learned that, despite President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, many owners of enslaved people continued to hold them captive until June 19, 1865. Or Juneteenth. That got me thinking about privilege—wh...

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Your Job Is To Keep Moving

This Article First Appeared in Thrive Global Now that the initial fight or flight reactions of the pandemic are all but gone, many of us are struggling to deal with the uncertainty of the long road ahead. Disengagement is the order of the day. A friend shared that come September, she has no i...

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3 Signs You’re Numbing Your Emotions

This Article First Appeared in Happify. Emotions are messages from our interior—little bundles of information that allow us to navigate the world around us. Painful emotions tell us what to avoid and when to fight back. Joyful emotions do the opposite; they open us up and make us seek oneness...

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How to Enter the World Again Without Fear

This Article First Appeared in Happify Have you ever started out with a certain intention then ended up in a place where you didn’t want to be? For example, you wanted the best relationship with your partner or child, and instead realized that you spend most of your time feeling resentful or r...

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3 Science-Backed Ways to Handle Fear

This Article First Appeared in Happify It was twilight and I had turned into the little alley to take the shorter route home. Suddenly something moved in the shrubbery. Before I could think, literally, I felt blood rush to my extremities and found myself turning back in panic. Within seconds tho...

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Feeling Sad That The Year is Half Gone?

This Article First Appeared in Thrive Global Its August already. Where did the year go? The one for which we had more goals and dreams than perhaps any year we remember. And yet, it feels like all we’ve done the first six months is avoid curve balls. And looking ahead, we feel just as uncer...

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Is It Always Wise to Forgive and Forget?

This Article First Appeared in Happify I always believed that forgiving went hand in hand with forgetting. I believed that when we forgave someone for their mistakes—or ourselves for our failings—we freed ourselves to move on with a clean slate. Our relationships blossomed, we felt good abou...

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The Letter You Should Write Today to Feel Better Instantly

This Article First Appeared in Happify It’s not often we follow through on advice. However good it is. Don’t believe me? What was the last book your read, last course you took, or last seminar you attended? Did you have some amazing aha moments? And what did you do about them? When I sta...

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How Open-Minded Are You, Really?

This Article First Appeared in Happify How many times have you listened to someone and thought their idea was…well, that it needed work? (Yes, let’s put it that way.) Or that it simply wasn’t worth entertaining, which is why you embarked on a tirade about why your idea was the only one tha...

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Three Important Lessons From Three Unprecedented Months

This Article First Appeared in Thrive Global Now that quarantine is easing up somewhat, a lot of us are feeling uneasy stepping out into the world again. Despite the previous desperation to do so, we’re feeling hesitant about socializing with friends who may have different social distancing rul...

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How to Move Forward in This Time of Instability and Change

This Article First Appeared in Happify Sometimes, the simplest of stories are the most profound. I have a vivid memory. When I was a little girl, at bedtime, my grandmother would tell us the story of two crows. The male crow ate only the foods that people threw out because of greed and excess....

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What Your Procrastination and Garage Have In Common

This Article First Appeared in Forbes You know that feeling when there’s something important you need to do. And you just aren’t doing it. You sit down to work, and suddenly remember you’re out of chicken stock, or your child needs a dental cleaning appointment. Before you know it, you...

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