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The Life Changing Magic of Getting Your Sh%t Together

I won’t lie: I’m trying to get my stuff together. Let’s talk about it a little bit.

There are two things that happen to you when you get graduate degrees in creative writing and library science. 617 more words


Can Money Buy Happiness? Here's What Science Says

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It’s an age-old question: Can money buy happiness?

Over the past few years, new research has given us a much deeper understanding of the relationship between what we earn and how we feel. 2,569 more words


Why Keeping Up With the Joneses is Futile

If only , I would be truly happy.

We’ve all uttered that phrase at one point during our lives. Deep down, we know we’re telling ourselves a lie. 

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Make Your Happiness a Habit

I don’t believe we can be happy all the time, but I believe that we can be happy most of the time, and even more importantly, each day we can be happier than we were yesterday. 446 more words

If You Read This Blog, Then ...

Recently, I explored a few myths that are dangerous to our well-being and practice of presence. Another one of these is the “if …, then …” mentality. 583 more words

Day #449:The Promise of Intentional Activity

Happiness consists in activity. It is a running stream, not a stagnant pool.
– John Mason Good

Many are familiar with the Serenity Prayer, written by German philosopher Reinhold Niebuhr and widely adopted for use in twelve-step programs: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” But how can you know the difference?It should be obvious by now where the secret to happiness does not lie.

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