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Seeing The Beauty In Small Things

You know the feeling when Spring rolls around and life feels full of promise again? The daffodils come back, the grass reappears beneath the snow, chipmunks are out again, and the gray clouds of winter give away to blue skies. I’ve always loved the smell of Spring. It has an invitation in it. A...

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Are You Making The Right Resolutions?

This article first appeared on Happify. What is it about resolutions? They're so exciting to set but so hard to keep. As a coach, I spend a lot of time figuring out what will help my clients stick to the intentions they set for their lives. Here’s what I’ve learned: We usually go about our go...

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How The Right Confidence Will Help You Succeed

This article first appeared on Forbes. Today many of us are feeling we have very little left to give. Our goals, dreams and resolutions are either withering into the distance, or demanding the energy we just don’t have. We’re tired. We’re fried. We’re drained to our bones with what we’v...

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3 Steps to Banishing Holiday Guilt

This article first appeared on Happify.  As far as traditions go, our lives before COVID-19 were pretty much handed to us like the Olympic torch. We did things the way they’d always been done, albeit propelled by marketing engines that made sure everything became bigger and “better” over...

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How Intellectual Humility Can Foster Holiday Happiness

This article first appeared on Happify.  Family gatherings are supposed to be joyful, especially during the holiday season. They don't always turn out that way because, when it comes to our beliefs and opinions, we have a tendency to become judgmental. This year, the differences in people's ...

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Yearning for Grace

This article first appeared on Positivepsychologynews.com It's been a while since I've felt the pressure to rethink my life and re-craft my old and set ways. This month though, I am consciously setting new goals. I use the word consciously rather cautiously. If reason is “slave to passions” a...

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6 Steps That Can Prevent an Angry Outburst You’ll Regret

Sometimes the smallest remarks or inconveniences cause us to blow our top. Before we know it, we go from being the adult in charge to the child having an emotional meltdown. Some of us justify our reactions and maintain a false sense of righteousness. Philosopher David Hume was right when he said...

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How to Raise Empathetic Kids

It’s almost the end of the hour and for the third session in a row, my life coaching client is still complaining about her partner. I’ve tried to help her have some perspective and find a level of empathy for her partner. I’ve even made a couple of guarded attempts at building gratitude, but m...

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The 3 Things Every Successful Person Knows

This article first appeared on Happify Success has a flavor most of us long for. We follow people who are successful. We try to figure out what they're doing right. We read books that promise to have cracked the secret code. It’s family, culture, and friendship, says Malcolm Gladwell in Outlier...

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How to Truly Rest Your Body, Mind, and Spirit

This article first appeared on Happify If you’ve raised kids, you're likely well acquainted with that burst of energy that they seem to have first thing in the morning. I would often wake up to the sound of my babies cooing and gurgling in their cots, or my toddlers waiting to be let loose from...

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4 Tools to Deal with People Who Sulk

We all know them. The people who relish in the silent treatment. It needn’t be anything fight-worthy at all. They can go into the classic sulk state and drive you insane until you give in and beg them to tell you what they’re upset about. And it’s not like they’ll tell you the minute you ...

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Are You Waiting For Your Life to Begin?

When I think back to my life, there were so many times when I talked myself out of my deeply desired dreams. The kind of dreams that kindled something deep within me – and made me feel alive. The kind of dreams that flushed my face with excitement and my eyes sparkle with energy. But they also ...

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3 Rules for Happier Decision-Making

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This article first appeared on Happify Thirty years ago, I moved to Toronto from the Middle East. It was a big move—from a large family to a unit of two, from afternoon siestas to a world that never stops, from the February warmth to the frigid cold of subzero...

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