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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Do People Change?

In conversations about raising kids or about office politics, I’m sure you’ve heard me say:  “Personality is destiny.” Ask any parents of grown children, and they will tell you that

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Didn’t Win the Mega Million? Here’s What You Do Now.

Did you buy a ticket for the Powerball? I  hope that you won! The chances are that you didn’t. Below are some ideas to help you get closer to your dreams,

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Why Let Go? Lessons Learned in the Hospital

Two Lessons Learned in the Hospital Lesson 1: Let go In the spring of 2011, my 6-year old got a rash that looked bad enough to land him in the

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Taking Chances (Or the Worst Thing That Can Happen to Banana Bread)

I was craving something sweet this morning. Since we had a few very ripe bananas in the kitchen, the answer seemed obvious: banana bread.  There was only one problem –

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Personal Myth to  Debunk: “People Won’t Approve!” (Part 3 of 5)

This is the second of the five-part series of the blog that address personal myths we can drop in order to feel more peaceful and powerful. Yesterday we talked about

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Personal Myth to Debunk: “I’m not cut out for this!” (Part 2 of 5)

Yesterday, we started talking about personal myths to debunk for a peaceful and powerful life. Let’s dive right into myth #1, and see how it can be replaced with an

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Personal Myths to Debunk For a Peaceful & Powerful Life (Part 1 of 5)

Do the personal myths that you tell yourself help you or harm you? Personal myths are stories that we tell and re-tell to frame and understand the world around us.

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Motivation to Get Started

What keeps you from getting started and how can you overcome that barrier?  Your willingness to start something new has a lot to do with how skillfully you handle your

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