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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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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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