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Are You Volunteering to Learn About Other People’s Problems? Watch your news consumption

What if everyone you encountered today stopped to tell you all their problems? Everyone at work. Everyone in the store. Everyone at the gas station. On top of that, everyone you knew was calling [...]

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Why Can It Be Hard to Be Positive? These reasons may surprise you

My personal journey into growing my positivity skills began in 2011 when I was at a 3-day seminar for creating a culture of innovation. The instructor had a bunch of books at the back of the [...]

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They Know They’re Good. I Don’t Need to Tell Them.

My friend is a professional speaker. She’s done tons of talks and videos and interviews. She doesn’t need me to tell her that she’s good. She’s heard it many times before. [...]

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Can We Be Kind & Authentic? Make sure your’e coming from your sage

“I feel it’s important to say what’s on my mind.” “I want to be authentic and share how I really feel.” “Transparency is key in a relationship.” [...]

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He Told Everyone to Stop Complaining – A glimpse behind the curtain

I was training a department that was going through a lot of change. People were sharing how stressful it was and how hard it made their jobs. I noticed a gentleman in the back with his arms [...]

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I’ve Been Saving All My Problems for You. Fake Positivity is Exhausting!

If you live with kids and/or a partner, have you ever felt like they save all their problems until they get home? Then they dump them out on you? After all, you’re their safety net, [...]

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Is Shifting Our Perspective for Less Stress Just Propaganda?

Since my diabetes diagnosis a few years ago, I’ve been on a mission to learn the latest science on personalized healing, nutrition, and disease. So I was interested to recently discover the [...]

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Fear Setting vs. Goal Setting – What’s Holding You Back?

I stumbled upon this TED talk by Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Work Week. Instead of just defining our goals, he suggests we should define our fears. What’s getting in the way of [...]

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Are You Careful What You Care About?

I told my husband that my appointment was on Wednesday. Later, I realized he thought it was on Thursday. He said, “You told me it was Thursday.” I thought he heard me wrong. He [...]

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What Happens When You Change the Way You Look at Things?

My daughter and I traveled to the east coast this past week. She’s interested in going to college somewhere far from home – maybe a big city, so it seemed important that she see more [...]