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How Happiness Sneaks Up on Us If We Stop Chasing It

[ad_1] One day a man met a hungry tiger. He ran. The tiger chased him. Coming to a cliff, he jumped, catching hold of a tree root to stop himself falling to the bottom where, horror upon horror, another tiger.

How to Create Happiness Outside of a Relationship and Enjoy More of Your Life

[ad_1] “Remember, being happy doesn’t mean you have it all. It simply means you’re thankful for all you have.” ~Unknown For many years I was single. But I wasn’t just a regular single, I was a miserable one. Rather than.

Where My Depression Really Came From and What Helped Me Heal

[ad_1] “How you do one thing is how you do everything.” ~Unknown One afternoon, during a particularly low slump, I was getting out of the shower. Quickly reaching for something on the sink, I knocked an old glass off the.

Why Productivity Without Presence Is a Recipe for Burnout and Misery

[ad_1] “Presence is far more intricate and rewarding an art than productivity. Ours is a culture that measures our worth as human beings by our efficiency, our earnings, our ability to perform this or that. The cult of productivity has.

Feel Hurt in Your Relationship? How to Get Your Needs Met and Feel Closer

[ad_1] “The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.” ~Deepak Chopra I used to handle hurtful situations in relationships the same way. I’d get angry, shut down, get irritated, or just give my partner the.

On Those Hard Days When You Feel Like Nothing You Do Matters

[ad_1] “Just a reminder in case your mind is playing tricks on you today: You matter. You’re important. You’re loved. Your presence on this earth makes a difference where you see it or not.” ~Unknown Today I woke up feeling.

How 10 Minutes of Daily Meditation Can Calm Your Mind and Relax Your Body

[ad_1] “Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of these things and still be calm in your heart.” ~Unknown I began.

One Question for Anyone Who’s Stuck in a Rut: What Do You Believe?

[ad_1] “You become what you believe, not what you think or what you want.” ~Oprah Winfrey What do you believe? During the forced stillness of the pandemic environment we’re all living in, this is a question I’ve been faced with.

How a Numb, Phony Zombie Started Singing Her Own Song

[ad_1] “Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Six years ago, I came across a line from an old poem that punctured my present moment so profoundly it seemed to.

My Attraction Experiment: Why I Created a Dating Profile with No Pics

[ad_1] “Being attracted to someone’s way of thinking is a whole different level of attraction.” ~Unknown I have been divorced for ten years now and thought it would be fairly easy to find “the one” once I was set free.

Where Our Strength Comes from and What It Means to Be Strong

[ad_1] “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you thought you couldn’t.” ~Rikki Rogers A friend recently asked me: Andi, where does your strength come from? It took me a while before I.

How I Overcame the Stress of Perfectionism by Learning to Play Again

[ad_1] “What, then, is the right way of living? Life must be lived as play…” ~Plato I am a recovering perfectionist, and learning to play again saved me. Like many children, I remember playing a lot when I was younger and.

When a Loved One Commits Suicide: Healing from the Guilt and Trauma

[ad_1] “You will survive, and you will find purpose in the chaos. Moving on doesn’t mean letting go.” ~Mary VanHaute I was ten years old when I discovered the truth. He didn’t fall. He wasn’t pushed. It wasn’t an accident..

The 6 Personalities of People-Pleasing and How I Overcame Them

[ad_1] “The truth is, you’re never going to be able to please everybody, so stop trying. Remember, the sun is going to continue shining even if some people get annoyed by its light shining in their eyes. You have full.

How I Found My Place in the World When I Felt Beaten Down by Life

[ad_1] “Some people are going to reject you simply because you shine too bright for them. That’s okay. Keep shining.” ~Mandy Hale After I finished school, I was excited about moving forward with life. I thought about the career that.

How I Stopped Dismissing Praise and Started Believing Compliments

[ad_1] “I’ve met people who are embattled and dismissive, but when you get to know them, you find that they’re vulnerable—that hauteur or standoffishness is because they’re pedaling furiously underneath.” ~Matthew Macfadyen It was impossible to miss the dismissive hand.

The Signs of a Strong Friendship (and an Unhealthy One)

[ad_1] “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” ~Oprah Winfrey “How on earth am I supposed to survive?.

The Fascinating Reason We Sabotage Ourselves and Hold Ourselves Back

[ad_1] “Sometimes we self-sabotage just when things seem to be going smoothly. Perhaps this is a way to express our fear about whether it is okay for us to have a better life.” ~Maureen Brady Have you ever decided to.

How Singles Can Come Out Stronger After the Pandemic

[ad_1] “Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive.” ~Jamais Cascio The pandemic has forced us to avoid people, self-isolate, and keep to ourselves. It might seem.

Free 7-Day Sleep Challenge: Meditations, Tips, and Tools for a Restful Night

[ad_1] Does stress cause sleepless nights, or does a lack of sleep cause stress? Both have been true for me, especially since becoming a parent, and I’m guessing for you too. When life gets challenging, it’s hard to shut your.

Learning to Honor My Grief When the World Has Become Desensitized to Loss

[ad_1] “The answer to the pain of grief is not how to get yourself out of it, but how to support yourself inside it.” ~Unknown  Since losing my husband Matt over eight months ago to cancer at the age of.

Why I Now Love That I’m Different After Hating It for Years

[ad_1] “Only recently have I realized that being different is not something you want to hide or squelch or suppress.” ~Amy Gerstler I grew up during the traditional times of the sixties and seventies. Dad went out to work and.