Should Your New Year Resolution Be Realistic?

Do you wonder as you are making your New Year resolution: “Do my goals have to be realistic, or can I just write whatever I want?”   Go ahead, write

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How To Give The Perfect Gift

A few months before my 20th birthday, my Grandmother asked me what kind of Birthday present I would like. At that time, I was away in college. I would call Grandma

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Volunteer, Donate, and Spread the Word

Many people are asking how they can help provide relief from Hurricane Sandy in NYC. Large parts of NYC still look like scenes from a war movie (read my account

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Recently I wrote a letter to a group of my colleagues, Martha Beck Life Coaches working around the world, and they’ve done an amazing job spreading the word around and

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Making Choices After Life’s Hurricanes

I know that you’ve been through a hurricane or two in your life. I know that because no one is entitled to a hurricane-free life. Yet, today, I hope you

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How to Heal the World Starting Now

...So, here it comes: the world at large is healed and managed the same way your body is healed and managed by you. Learn to rule your body wisely, and you can heal the world using the same principles....

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How Do You Know It’s Time To Leave Your […]

You know it’s time to leave your […], when… You passionately hate your commute to […]. On daily basis. In both directions. You roll your eyes slightly before each encounter

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Why “Are You Happy?” is a Bad Question to Ask

What would you answer now if I ask you: “Are you happy?”  Here’s the thing: the answer won’t tell how you are really doing. It may tell about your happiness

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Expert in a Wrong Field? (and how to get rid of a bad habit)

According to Malcolm Gladwell, it takes 10,000 hours of meaningful practice to become a world-class expert in something. It’s about 7 years of full-time deep practice (i.e. not counting the

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The Expert Syndrome: Dealing with People Who Already Know Everything

In the past, I wrote about the “I Should Be Happy” Syndrome, for situations when everything seems great, and yet something feels awfully wrong. I also wrote about different aspects

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