The Power To Say NO

Learn the power of saying NO - Saying no is something most of us wish we could say but don’t dare try.  It’s hard, it pushes our buttons, like guilt and feeling inadequate. Is there a solution? Saying no gets to the...

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My 10 life reminders

I’m reading Gretchen Ruben ‘Happier at Home’, and while some of her book rubs me the wrong way (will I hug my kids because research tells me I’ll be happier?), some of it inspires me to be more creative...

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Resilience: life is more than a to-do list

Ever wonder if you'll ever get through your to-do list, so you can finally take a break without guilt? If your list is 'self-regenerating' like mine, if you never seem to get though, living has become a to-do list. My...

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Guilty or Grateful?

Guilt is such a mixed up, overrated loss of life. I’m not referring here to the regret for doing something really wrong (causing harm to you or others), but to the inability to enjoy the present moment free and unencumbered. You feel guilty...

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We have so much…

Waking up to the world this morning, and thinking…  I have so much.  I live in one of the richest countries in the world.  I have a comfortable home and a car; amazing and loving kids; varied, purposeful, meaningful...

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How to win the lottery – every day

Every single day, I win the lottery.  But most of the time, I forget I’ve won.  So here are a few reminders to myself. I didn’t sleep outside last night; my bed is comfortable and plump, and my home is...

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Feeling happy, now

It’s easy to feel that life owes us more, or that we need more in order to be fully, truly happy. But living happy has a lot more to do with feeling grateful about how much we already have...

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To feel more alive, don’t get too comfortable

Sometimes, I think I “deserve” to live a cushy, comfortable life - letting myself cruise along, every day narrowing down, until I watch life on TV, well cushioned by comfort and inertia. Hell, no. Comfort is so addictive - Why move when...

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Life is what you make it to be. Really

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. – Jim Rohn I love this quote, because it smacks you (and me)in the...

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Today is an important day

Today is an important day.   Today is complete and self-contained, yet it’s also an essential small step toward the future. Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about this: each day is totally self-contained: independent of any other day, complete on...

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