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Does Happiness Scare You?

It's been just about two years since I started my healthy living/weight loss journey, and I'm still learning to take it one day at a time. The first year was great! It was filled with mostly successes and significant weight loss, which kept me plugged in and motivated. I was ...

6 Steps for Navigating Contentious Conversations

These days, with communication happening across many avenues like texting, social media, voice mails, etc, much can get lost in translation. Virtual modes simply can't express tone no matter how many emoticons you use. These modern tools have made us impatient in our dialogue, making us often speak in bullet points when more is ...

How To Expand Your Vision

We recently had friends visiting us from London, and as we strolled around our small, quaint city, it was fun to hear their comments. "Look at all these wooden houses. And all the different colors!" "Everyone is so happy here." "I love how clean everything is." Showing them around turned us into tourists in ...

Don’t Wait for a Diagnosis

Twenty-nine-year-old Brittany Maynard had planned to take her last breath on Saturday, November 1, 2014 -- two days after her husband's 30th birthday. However, just today she decided she's still feeling good enough to stick around a bit longer. (11/3/14 Update: Brittany did end her life on November 1. 2014. May ...

Look for Love Within First

Recently, a young woman trash-talked me in a Facebook group when she misunderstood my post. We went back and forth a bit on the group page, and then moved to private messaging. As I tried to explain my post to this person who clearly had no interest in finding a common ground, ...

Shut Off the News

I can't remember the last time I watched the news. There's no way I'm letting that poison into my system. It's almost always negative any way, but throw in some Ebola and mid-term elections here in the US, and it's all out pandemonium. This is not to say I bury my ...

The Power of Yes and No

My alarm goes off at 5:15 AM. I hit snooze a couple of times and then drag myself to a seated position. To me, this ungodly hour is the middle of the night, especially where I fell asleep just 4 1/2 hours earlier. But, there's a treasure to find, so ...

Quiet Your Emotional Clutter

I recently accomplished a goal I'd been thinking about for more than a year: Reaching the summit of a 4,000+-foot mountain in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. There's a whole club of folks who have or are working toward climbing all 48 mountains that fall into this category. While ...

Offer What You Want

This week, my wife and I celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary. Marking the occasion with a fancy dinner at a restaurant didn't feel like a fit for us. Instead, because we feel so incredibly blessed and fortunate for the amount of love we share, we wanted to spread the joy. So ...

Upgrade Your Personal OS

I'm at a café with a friend and we're each working on our laptops. She's typing away, and suddenly lets out an exasperated sigh. "I hate when I 'undo' (Ctrl or Cmd Z, or Edit, Undo) one too many times and end up getting rid of something I wanted to keep, then I ...

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