Blog — Personal Growth

Three Ways to Simplify Your Life

Three Ways to Simplify Your Life

I usually don’t follow fads—but one hot trend I’m really into these days is simplifying. No, I’m not going nuts and buying one of those “tiny houses” that are all the rage right now. Are you kiddin...

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Seven Ways to Jump-Start Your Day

Seven Ways to Jump-Start Your Day

I know that age is just a number—but I gotta tell you, it took me a few shots of potato vodka to adjust to turning 50! However, one happy trade-off for having some extra years under my belt is that...

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Doing a Good Deed Creates Happiness

Doing a Good Deed Creates Happiness

Each time you do a good deed for someone else, it makes the world a little bit happier. But did you know that it can also make you happier? It’s true: Studies show that when you do a good deed, you...

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Making Connections...Who’s Sitting Next to You?

Making Connections...Who’s Sitting Next to You?

People tell me all the time that it’s hard to make connections. When I hear this, I always ask: When’s the last time you talked to a stranger? One thing I’ve learned from experience is that the per...

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Five Tips for Healing Your Broken Relationships

Five Tips for Healing Your Broken Relationships

I once knew two seventy-year- old ladies who got into an argument in the grocery store over Vidalia onions—were they worth the extra cost or not?—and then refused to speak to each other for years. ...

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Get Happy by Rewriting Your Inner Script

Get Happy by Rewriting Your Inner Script

When I was a kid, my dad always told me, “The six inches between your ears are what defines you.” In other words, if you want to be healthy and happy, you need to get your mind in the right place. ...

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Invite Happiness into Your Life with Intentional Meditation

Invite Happiness into Your Life with Intentional Meditation

One of the most important things I’ve learned in life is that no matter what you want—including happiness—you need to actively pull it into your life. You can’t just sit there thinking, “I wish I c...

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Write your way to happiness!

Write your way to happiness!

I’m a huge fan of journaling as a part of a healthy lifestyle. That’s because writing down your thoughts can help you solve problems, identify your goals, and clarify your values. And today, as par...

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Create “happy” in your life!

Create “happy” in your life!

Over the last few years, I’ve experienced more than my share of ups and downs. I’ve been on top of the world one moment, only to get kicked in the teeth the next.  I’ve had days when I couldn’t wai...

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