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Happy All Day: Simple Daily Practices for a Happier Life

by Judith Fertig Throughout the past decade, success researchers and positive psychologists have sketched out in broad strokes the big picture of our elemental yearning for happiness. According to Martin Seligman, Ph.D., and his colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, inner happiness derives from four basic elements: positive …

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Consciousness Cleanse

Manage Mental Clutter and Detoxify the Mind by Helene Verdile When our minds are cluttered with the impurities of stress, fear, tension and an endless to-do list, we cease to operate at an optimal level. A physical detox, or ridding the body of unhealthy substances, is effective in cleansing the …

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Powerful You!

Six Ways to Create the Life You Want by Judith Fertig Pulitzer Prize winner Anna Quindlen had already reached the top of the New York Times bestseller list multiple times, yet she relates in her memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, that she also yearned to be able to …

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Grateful for Everything

Create an Attitude of Gratitude All Day Long by Mary Lynn Ziemer The secret to happiness and finding the enduring joy we all seek is Thanksgiving—the simple act of continually giving thanks. To realize wonderful positive outcomes, up to and including seeming miracles, do one thing: Show gratitude all day …

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True Wealth

Living a Life You Love is Real Affluence by Judith Fertig Traditional economics has us thinking in opposites—assets and liabilities. We consider the value of the material things we’ve accumulated: We add up our assets, which may include stocks, bonds, real estate, bank accounts and retirement savings. Then we subtract …

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The Adventure of Couchsurfing

Stay with Locals and Make New Friends by Lisa Rosinky Daniel Sperry, a “couchsurfer” in his late 50s, decided a few years ago to quit his day job and make a living by performing cello music and reciting poetry in living rooms across the country. “I didn’t know it would …

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Mind Gardening

It Pays to Watch What Is Planted by Dennis Merritt Jones An unattended mind is like a neglected garden. Potting soil is incredibly receptive to any seeds introduced to it. It has absolutely no discretion when it comes to playing host to seeds; it says, “Yes” to all of them. …

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Happily Coupled

Creating Loving Relationships that Work by Judith Fertig “To be fully seen by somebody… and be loved anyhow—this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert At the conclusion of her bestselling memoir, Eat Pray Love, author Elizabeth Gilbert had fallen in love with Jose Nunes …

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Live Your True Self

Four Tools Guide Us on Our Life Journey by Indira Dyal-Dominguez Starting today, we can experience life as a naturally unfolding expression of our vision and realize the contribution we are here to make. Living a truly good and purposeful life becomes as natural as breathing as we shift into …

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