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Are You a People-Pleaser?

Then here’s a story for you: The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey A man and his son headed to market with their donkey. A man on a horse passed them and asked, “Why aren’t you riding your donkey?” The … Continue reading

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18 New Year’s Resolutions Ending With: Live The New Year One New Day at a Time.

What’s your word for 2015? Mine is joy. I plan to seek joy each day. We think our time on the planet is limitless but there are only a certain number of hours left. Which is why I spent one … Continue reading

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Positive Acts Build Self-Esteem: Do the Small Things Well

Even if all you’re doing today is hanging up four sad socks (like this photo, taken in China) cleaning up the mess, sweeping the floor (again), changing diapers or flipping burgers, do the small things well. That goes for your … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Want Joy? Practice These 11 Really, Incredibly Simple Things Every Day

Ah-hah, voila, presto! It really is easier than we think to make this day a great page in our best chapter of life. 1. We can start our day with Please. Please let this day be a good one. 2. … Continue reading

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Tool for Tuesday: The Willingness To Accept Changes in Our Lives

Tomorrow is my daughter Amalia’s birthday. I was reading an old journal and found notes from this time, 1989, in which I wrote, “Fear of baby#3!!!” I already had two sons, aged 4 and 2. Yikes! (This was nothing – … Continue reading

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Every Thorn in the Desert is a Flower.

    “Every thorn in the desert is a flower,” goes an Israeli expression.   So how do we turn our attitudes around? Sometimes all we see is a thorn. Sometimes we really have to push ourselves into seeing a … Continue reading

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15 Things I Wish I Could Have Told My Younger Self

Don’t take rejections so seriously. Appreciate how great it feels to get out of bed without one ache in your body and hurt in your heart. Appreciate your friends because soon they’ll start dying on you. Don’t waste your days – … Continue reading

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If It Feels Wrong, Then You’re Doing Right

Yesterday, my friend Joelle (apple wedges, not slices) called me. Distraught and depressed. She told me that her sister is up to her eyeballs in a lethal swirl of prescription drugs and alcohol and Joelle has been trying to get … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing Towels

Remember my friend, Lily? She’s the one who taught me the lesson that “anything worth doing is worth doing badly.” (If you want to read that post, it’s here.) All Lily wanted was new towels.Her boyfriend has ripped, stained, faded, shredded … Continue reading

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Just One More Knock Knock Joke

Will you remember me in an hour? Yes. Will you remember me in a day? Yes. Will you remember me in a week? Yes. Will you remember me in a month? Yes. Will you remember me in a year? Yes. … Continue reading

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