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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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Longing for a Pre-COVID World? Here’s What to Do Instead

This Article First Appeared in Happify March seems ages ago. And the New Year feels like it never happened. What a whirlwind we’ve been living through! Just a few weeks back, we were rushing to stock our pantries and freezers, panicking over every cough and congestion, and desperately trying t...

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How We Can Learn to Love Again

Like many of you, I’ve spent the last few days toggling between grief and hope, as we’ve witnessed the events since George Floyd’s brutal killing.  And like many of you, I’ve been feeling a strong need to take responsibility for my role in creating a wiser, kinder, more compassionate wor...

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What are you waiting for?

Some of us put our dreams on hold for decades. We keep waiting for circumstances to change before we start living our lives.  Does that sound like you?  Maybe you say things like “I’m waiting until the kids leave home to write my book” Or “I’m waiting until I’ve lost ten pounds t...

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How to Put an End to Fights Caused by Coronavirus Tensions

This article first appeared on Happify Yesterday, a friend was sharing an argument she had with her husband the night before. It was over the groceries—something minor, like buying a brand of cereal the children won’t eat. Earlier this week, a client complained about something similar. A ...

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Who Needs You Right Now?

This article first appeared on Happify In these uncertain and unsettling times, even as social distancing is keeping us apart, we’ve come to realize that we’re more connected than ever before. And that realization has many of us living a paradoxical inner reality. On the one hand, COVID-1...

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Hey Perfectionist, I’m Talking to You!

This article first appeared on Forbes I’m in my home office, about to go on a coaching call with a client. From across the paper-thin walls, I can hear two of my daughters screaming at each other over something minor. I can see myself losing my composure, and grabbing my computer, I hurry to my...

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Remind Yourself of These 3 Things Every Day

Have you noticed how the sharing of inspirational posts is massively on the rise these days? We’re doing what we can to support each other find hope and strength in these challenging times. Yesterday, my husband shared a quote with me that can roughly be translated into something like: Joy does n...

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