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Practicing Gratitude For Happiness…

Quite frequently gratitude is touted as the magic elixir, the invisible force field that will keep all of life's ills away.  There's an entire industry built on — "If you were more grateful, you wouldn't be poor!"  (By the way, the same goes for being positive.)  But since I've met a number of people who have been quite wealthy and …

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Quick Tips For Less Stress

Sometimes, irregardless of our intentions, we end up becoming stressed out through the day-to-day aspects of life.  Here's a few stress busting hints to assist in navigating those rocky days… 1.  Don't think multi-task, don't think organize, think simplify!  Multi-tasking is considerably overrated.  And we can spend hours "getting organized" and creating "our plan."  But in the end, it all …

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Location, Location, Location…

Not too long ago, The New York Times ran an article on the recently recognized phenomenon of "relocation therapy."  It's an interesting idea and so from a coaching perspective, it seemed like a great topic to chime in on. If you didn't see The Times article, then what exactly is relocation therapy?  It's a recent trend real estate professionals have been seeing where people are moving not …

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Walking into the desert…

My thought yesterday was that we all are making the journey of life like settlers crossing the nation with a wagon train filled with what we think we need — friends, family, relatives, past, present, future, memories, angers, pains, scars, physical stuff, etc. And at every step of the journey — about every 20 minutes — we come into a …

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Seeing when you are disempowering yourself…

The biggest drawback to accomplishing your goals is to discover your default emotional reactions to external stimuli. We all have them and — unfortunately — we usually recognize other people's before we see our own. We say, "He always becomes angry when that happens, you'd think he would know better by now." Or, "She did the same exact thing she …

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One Thousand Things Big And Small…

I was just rereading a journal entry I made a few years ago about shedding one's belongings and it hit me how timely the ideas still were to me.  Part of the entry was from an email to a friend who commented on my advice to "just throw it all away and start over."  (Something I had somewhat done at …

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Spring Forward, Fall Back

To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. ~ Helen Keller With Daylight Savings Time approaching, I've become aware of how quickly seemingly "slow" changes can actually occur.  It's kind of a paradox, but the seasons point it out to us each year.  For instance, we tend to …