You set your alarm for 6:00 am, 6:05 am, 6:10 am. 6:30 am comes and you are still in bed. “Screw it, I’ll try working out tomorrow.” You can’t tell me this has never been you, because then you are just a freak of nature… or a liar. You know that exercise increases your energy…

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I am a huge fan of TED Talks, and I watched a particularly funny and compelling one last week called Happy Secret to Better Work by Shawn Achor. Achor is an author and Positive Psychology researcher. If you have the time, I encourage you to watch it, but regardless, I’ll share the highlights here, including…

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I recently made a big move after 23 years in New York. I moved to a new region of the country where I didn’t know many peers and was confronted quickly with how making new friends as an adult requires specific skills I have not flexed in some time. I had to dust off some…

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We all know and see people around us who seem to be living accomplished and joyful lives. At first glance, I often think they must be overwhelmed and stressed out. Yet, when I begin to talk and interact with them, they actually seem genuinely calm and happy. What is it that makes someone’s drive to…

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Regularly taking the wonder drug — which includes some physical exercise, adequate sleep, a moderate natural diet, and five hugs a day — can add years to your life and life to your years! Dr. Tal Ben Shahar I’m on a mission to uncover the secrets to finding happiness and living each day with a…

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We all like to believe that we can change our beliefs and behavior. And while it is possible, it is not easy. It takes enormous discipline to truly change yourself and your habits. For example, if you follow my blog, you know I’ve recently started a degree program in Happiness. By nature, I’m a glass-half-full…

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Oh, my precious sleep,  I have taken you for granted for so many years!  I stayed up late and got up early, shortchanging you often.  I worried and stressed many nights, reducing your quality.  And the result…not my best contributions or mood the next day. With the passing of time, I have learned to value…

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What are your values? What do you value in a career, in a community, in another person? What has value to you? Values… it is a multifaceted word that we hear and read constantly, but a lot of us don’t understand what it truly means. Simply put, valuesare the things that you believe are important…

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The truth is, many of us doubt ourselves from time to time. We can particularly feel this way if we don’t receive recognition for a job well done or are out of our comfort zone without support or reassurance. But even when we are reassured that we are doing an excellent job at work and…

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Thank goodness, we can at least appreciate that this pandemic is an only once-in-a-lifetime blip in our personal and professional lives. My heart is with anyone and everyone that experienced the worst of it, such as losing a loved one. What is unique is that it felt global, and if nothing else, we can share in…

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