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Moving Forward in Times 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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How to Step into 2021 with Renewed Purpose

This article first appeared on Happify Congratulations: You survived 2020! That’s no small feat, regardless of how little or how much you were affected by its events. Take a moment to take that in. You’ll need it as you plan ahead for a year that holds both hope and uncertainty. As I ...

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What’s your word for 2021?

This article first appeared on Thrive Global What a year we’ve lived through! Like almost everyone, I’m sure you’re only too happy to put it behind you. And yet, the events that made 2020 such an “annus horribilis” (remember the Queen’s 1992 speech to describe a horrible year for h...

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A Time for Reflection

This article first appeared on Dr. Paul Wong's 'Positive Living' Newsletter A New Year is a time for reflection. We look back at the year that was—with or without regrets—and we make plans for the year to be. What will we achieve? How will we grow? How will we change? Our individual pursuits ...

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Are You Taking Your Guilt With You into 2021?

This article first appeared on The Huffington Post I was talking with a client a while ago, a very talented woman who makes insanely beautiful pieces of jewelry with frankincense. We spoke about why she loves doing what she does, and how she’ll go about turning her passion into a viable sou...

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How to Make the Most of the Holidays This Year

This article first appeared in Happify. “Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents," grumbled Jo, lying on the rug. "It's so dreadful to be poor!" sighed Meg, looking down at her old dress. "I don't think it's fair for some girls to have plenty of pretty things, and other girls nothing...

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How To Thrive At Work As A Sensitive Person

This article first appeared on Forbes A casual remark from your friend or partner, and you can’t let go of it. You know it was said as a joke, but boy does it grow in size and importance as you spend hours (or days) ruminating on it. And then there’s the couple of critical comments your bo...

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5 Ways to Spend More Time on the Things That Matter to You

This article first appeared on Happify It’s no secret that our lives will be over one day. The busyness, the running around, the involvement in a hundred things will all come to an end. And what we'll leave behind is not the to-do lists we ticked off or the disjointed activities we halfheartedl...

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Does Visualizing Your Success Actually Get You There

A while back, I picked up a couple of self-improvement books to help me in the change I wanted in certain areas of my life. Interestingly, they had one key message. Visualize your success. Visualization, the theory went, not only opened up your sub-conscious mind to the opportunities out there, it a...

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The Radical Act of Choosing Joy in Dark Times

This article first appeared in Happify. Nothing has impacted us at a global level the way the pandemic has. Collectively, and personally, it has beaten down on us with a relentlessness that still has no end in sight. Now. eight months in, many of us are experiencing “pandemic fatigue,” the lead...

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Do Certain Situations Bring Out The Worst In You?

It happened a few times last week – something uncalled for, and pretty minor, that my children said or did – and I went overboard in how I reacted. As in lecturing, criticizing, making them feel bad about themselves. And then I struggled endlessly with the guilt, and tried to numb it with bags o...

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How to Let Go of Shoulds and Live By Your Musts

This article first appeared on Happify.com For all our presumptuous beliefs about being totally in control of our lives, we live up to 90% of the time in the vast subconscious. Our thoughts and behaviors arise from the depths of an iceberg that channel our direction while we sit atop, unaware of ...

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Go From Setback to Comeback in 3 Simple Steps

This article first appeared in Happify. Most of the time, as we’re speeding along through our lives, ticking off the milestones we’ve set for ourselves, we consider any obstacles to be bad news. Who wants to deal with problems when we’ve got our eyes on a goal. But if there’s on...

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3 Simple Hacks To Help You Take Risks

This article first appeared in Forbes. Are you like the many women who evaluate an opportunity endlessly, and eventually convince themselves that it’s not right for them? Or worse, decide against it even before they’ve quite thought it through? You may certainly be right in your ...

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