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How Well Are Your Parenting Yourself

Today’s article is about something that is central to our lives, and yet most of us are misguided about it. I’m talking about your “self” – yes, what could possibly be more central to your existence?! You see, there’s no area in the brain that’s allocated to the self. What lightens up...

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Why Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to Productivity

This article first appeared on Happify It’s a new year and millions of us, determined to make a fresh start, are busily filling out productivity planners and feeling motivated to reach our goals by year’s end. Except…we’ve been here before. This time last year, and perhaps the year before ...

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What Expectations Do You Have Of The Way You “Should” Look?

Last Mother's Day my children got together to chip in their little savings and buy me airpods, seeing that I rather clumsily struggled every evening to talk on the phone with my oldest or my parents, while setting dinner for the rest. My heart is so full with gratitude… In today’s article I wan...

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Finding Your Heart-Felt Purpose

In 2018 we all got the shocking news of Kate Spade’s suicide. I found it hard to believe, having just returned from Toronto where her name was on almost every item I wanted to buy for my children. Diaries, journals, pencil cases, all had her brand – and then of course the satchels, handbags and ...

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3 Ways to Enjoy Friends and Family this Holiday Season

This article first appeared on Happify As we head into the holidays and look forward to (or dread) spending time with friends and family, it’s a good idea to reassess our relationships so we’re able to communicate in ways that fill us up and not drain us out. Dr. Jennie Rosier, Associate Pro...

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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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Are You Taking Out Time To Celebrate Often?

In our day and age, we do not generally take out enough time to celebrate our journeys for various reasons. Of course there’s the general busyness that characterizes our lives, and reflecting on the milestones we’ve already crossed or celebrating the successes we’ve already had is not always t...

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Stop Comparing Yourself to Others and Do This Instead

This article first appeared on Happify  When was the last time you compared yourself to others? Maybe you measured your career path against that of an ex-colleague who became a VP at a big company while you're still stuck doing the same boring job. Perhaps you judged your parenting skills next to ...

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The Secret to Learning from Our Mistakes

It was Sunday night and I was clearing up in the kitchen. I’ve always enjoyed this time alone because it gives me a chance to savor the weekend and mentally gear up for a week of work. That night though, I struggled. I’d wanted to get an important piece of writing done all day but had put it as...

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Do You Get Defensive When Others Judge You?

I think all of us have had this experience – someone says something, we think they’re judging us, and we get really defensive about it. Some of us may get angry and somewhat aggressive, while others may defend themselves more nonchalantly, pretending it’s not a big deal, but tormenting inside....

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Do You Struggle To Speak Up When It’s Important?

Today I want to write about speaking up for what you want. As women SO many of us struggle with this. We fear rejection, we look for approval, and we try and keep the peace, sometimes because of low self-worth but also because as women, we’re relationally oriented. But there’s another importan...

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Are You Struggling With Work Life Balance?

When I work with women – with smart, competent, conscientious women just like you, I find that one of the biggest challenges they face is balancing their work and life. For some, mother’s guilt that gets in the way of them feeling good about their successes at work. For others, time spent with f...

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