How to Find Light in the Darkest of Times (one woman’s harrowing story)

Posted on Mar 8, 2017 under Adversity & Challenge

It was then that Heather decided to take a somewhat experimental treatment route including the removal of her left lung, a rib, part of her diaphragm, and the lining of her heart and lung, and a chemotherapy cocktail wash of her chest and abdomen before being stitched up, followed by weeks of chemotherapy and radiation. But her life was about to change. Again …

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How to Find Peace and Happiness After a Divorce – 3 Steps to Rediscovering Joy

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 under Happiness

No one enters a marriage planning on its demise. But sometimes what began with great hope and expectation, filled with love and marital joy, turns toxic. This post isn’t about finding lost love, or restoring trust or fixing what seems irreparable. Rather, once divorce has severed the marital relationship, how do you find happiness in your life again? In fact, we offer three steps for finding joy after divorce.

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How to Set New Year Resolutions that Work (the missing ingredient)

Posted on Dec 31, 2016 under Inspiration & Motivation

Very few people actually set New Year Resolutions. In fact, I’ll even go so far as to say that very few people have EVER set a New Year Resolution in their life. Sure, they set new Year Wishes and make New Year Dreams, but few can actually be called a resolution. Their New Year Resolutions are, in fact, missing this key ingredient.

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11 Reasons to be Grateful for Life’s Trials, Challenges and Difficulties

Posted on Nov 1, 2016 under Adversity & Challenge , Happiness

Truly grateful people are the happiest amongst us. But what are the truly grateful thankful for? Well, for everything. Deeply happy people are even thankful for the trials and tragedies they pass through. Come see why you too can be grateful for the most challenging parts of life.

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Gratitude Kills!

Posted on Apr 21, 2016 under Happiness

There are silent killers attacking your body this very moment. We know them as toxins, free radicals, germs, and viruses. There are moral and psychological killers attacking your happiness and quality of life as well. You have an immune system that prevents most of the internal enemies from wreaking much damage to your body most of the time. There is also a powerful emotional immune system, a kind of psychological antibiotic that can destroy the emotional viruses that sicken your soul and rob you of happiness and joy. Come see what it is…

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7 Ways to Stop Feeling so Lonely

Posted on Jan 18, 2016 under Adversity & Challenge

Our world is more connected than ever before with more ways of interacting with people than we know how to use well. Still, more and more of us find ourselves having to endure the lingering pain of loneliness. Loneliness, in fact, might be one of the biggest public health concerns, having been linked to increased mortality. Indeed, it is becoming increasingly important that we all learn how to deal with this painful feeling.

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Happiness: Detangled, Dissected and Defined

Posted on Dec 2, 2015 under Happiness

It seems there are about as many definitions of happiness as there are people who spend any time talking about it. But some of the definitions leave us wondering whether we would even recognize the thing if it were to hit us between the eyes in broad daylight. So what is it? When we know what it is (and isn’t), we will better know how to find it and how to keep it.

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Every Thorn has a Rosebush

Posted on Aug 25, 2015 under Adversity & Challenge

Fire burns. But it also cleans, purifies and refines. Heat melts. But out of that act of melted elements, steal is born and titanium is created. Pressure crushes. But it also produces diamonds.

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The 14 Spiritual Laws of Intimate Communication

Posted on Jun 29, 2015 under Love & Relationships

Relationships can get complicated. And communication fumbles can further complicate them. I know. I’ve complicated mine more times than I want to admit. But the good news is that effective, even intimate, communication can be learned, broken relationships healed, happiness returned and love restored.

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How to Stop the Cycle of Unhappiness (12 steps to a happier you)

Posted on May 30, 2015 under Happiness

Have you ever felt frustrated that you weren’t as happy as you thought you should be, that you were stuck on some evil treadmill of unhappiness or that every time you thought you were feeling happy, something pulled the rug out from under your feet? Learning what to stop doing to be happy is as valuable as learning what to do. Come see if you agree…

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How to Avoid the Dream-Killing, Life-Ruining Poison of Indifference

Posted on Apr 27, 2015 under Meaning & Passion

Indifference puts a slow stranglehold on the throat of potential. It is what separates those who accomplish great things in life from those who wait for governments or luck to give them what they lack. It is the difference between those who are self-directed and those who see themselves as victims to a hostile world or painful personal history or the vagaries of fortune.

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11 Things Happy People Almost Never Do

Posted on Mar 10, 2015 under Happiness

“Happy people are happy people because they do what happy people do.” Those people we Read More..

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Embrace Your Inner Amateur (especially if you’re an expert)

Posted on Feb 5, 2015 under Meaning & Passion

An amateur is a person on the way up, a person working to do what they have not yet been recognized for doing. It is a person who gives their dreams everything they have and everything they are. And in the process, they break new ground and forge new paths and discover new territory.

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4 Ways to Change Your Mindset to Change Your Life

Posted on Jan 20, 2015 under Uncategorized

Today’s post was written by Akash Gautam, a motivational speaker in India. Too many of us spend too little time on developing our faculties and just expect things to fall in place. Your external situation is merely a reflection of your mindset. When you develop and understand your mind, you change everything.

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Why New Year’s Resolutions Have Gotten a Bad Rap (and you should still set a few)

Posted on Jan 1, 2015 under Inspiration & Motivation

If you’re like 92% of those who set any goals at all, you’re looking in the mirror right about now feeling guilty and disappointed with the person you didn’t quite become. With goal-setting odds stacked overwhelmingly against you (all but a mere 8% crash and burn somewhere between January’s excitement and December’s memory lapse), it’s easy to feel those nasty little joy-suckers of shame, disappointment and regret. But maybe you don;t have to feel that way…

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Grit: The Missing Ingredient to an Awesome Life

Posted on Dec 26, 2014 under Adversity & Challenge

How many dreams have been still-born by a single rejection letter or a bad interview or a critical co-worker? How many dreams have never even been inseminated by the fertilizing agent of action because of doubt and the lack of conviction or the pull of the status quo or just plain laziness? And most importantly, what quality is missing in such circumstances and how do we develop it?

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Gratitude

20 Ways to Grow your Gratitude

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 under Mind & Attitude

Gratitude is not reflected in what happens to us, or how others treat us, or in the good deed someone does for us. It is something we carry with us into every moment of life. It’s an attitude, a way of looking at the world and interpreting events and interacting with others. Here are ways to grow your gratitude today.

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Happiness is Not for You

Posted on Oct 8, 2014 under Happiness

Have you searched for and grasped at happiness and found it fleeting and inconsistent? Are you tired of the effort, disappointment and frustration? Perhaps you’ve already come to the same conclusion I have, that happiness is just not for you, that, indeed, it was never meant for you. Now, before you jump to conclusions here, keep reading to see what I mean.

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What To Do When No One Will Pay You To Do What You Love (when passion doesn’t pay)

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 under Meaning & Passion

If you have a passion for something, pursue it! If it courses in your veins, give it life. Develop your talents. Become great at what you do. There is beauty and life and happiness and meaning in it irrespective of the dollar value others will or will not pay you to express it.

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The Surprising Difference between Ordinary and Extraordinary

Posted on Sep 1, 2014 under Productivity

It’s not that people who do great things are great people and the rest of us shmoes are the gray residue stuck at the bottom of the ordinary barrel. It’s that they are willing to …

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