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 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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“I Should Be Happy” Syndrome

...I still hear from clients all the time: “I Should be happy!” The rest is implied: “…but I’m not”. Here are some of the signs and symptoms of the “I Should be Happy” Syndrome, in case you want to self-diagnose: - You’ve done everything right: studied at the right school, got the right job, live in the right place, with the right family. And yet, secretly, you feel like you have failed somewhere. - You are an expert at the job that you like, and still, you feel like you could be doing something better. - You have everything that you need, and many of the things that you want, yet you feel like something is seriously missing....

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Are You Enough?

I sat down on a bench, proud of myself for jogging to the park rather than driving. The baby was sleeping peacefully in the stroller. 2 minutes of peace. Catching

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The Key to Being Perfect

I remember eating a perfect peach. Every crunchy bite of it separated easily from the pit. The peach was sweet and sour at once, but mostly sour.  It was “low maintenance”

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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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Overcoming Psychological Impact of Being Laid Off

When you are laid off, you may need to take care of many practical things: • Calculate your new budget • Apply for unemployment • Sign up for COBRA or

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Turning Passive-Aggressive Gratitude into Wholehearted Gratitude

  Do you ever experience a “thanks, BUT…” kind of gratitude? It’s a kind of passive-aggressive gratitude: you are thankful for something, yet you almost wish the thing that you

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