Tag Archives: stress

How unhappiness works–and how to beat it

Pop quiz: only one question and it’s multiple choice. What would make me happy? a) winning the lottery b) my loved ones truly appreciating me c) a lifetime supply of chocolate d) my neocortex Happiness, and unhappiness, are actually pretty … Continue reading

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Get rid of clutter, lose weight, improve relationships: Surprising lessons from car manufacturing

What does car manufacturing have to do with relationships? Perspective. If you feel a need to control every step to make everything go right, that’s a hindrance to life, peace, and, surprisingly, manufacturing. Needing to control also causes the need … Continue reading

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The Happy Halloween Guide to having a sane Christmas

They’re at it already: it’s Halloween, sunny and 75 where I am, and this morning my newspaper was full of Christmas ads. I’m all in favor of the spirit of Christmas. Peace on earth, goodwill to man—bring it on, the … Continue reading

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How to ditch your worst excuse and start getting things done

Do you have a hard time getting things done, or even started? Do you give yourself a lot of excuses for why? I do. It’s come to my attention that I have a lot of excuses for why I don’t/ … Continue reading

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Quick guide to being blissfully unhappy

I talk a lot on this blog about how to be happy, but there are some people who really aren’t happy unless they have something to complain about. So, here’s one for them. Continue reading

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Fighting The “Perfection” Disease

Way too many people are so busy being perfect-on-the-outside plastic shell people, we’re afraid to face the realities of our lives, let alone admit them to others. Here’s the thing: if you never let people see the real you, you can never have a deep relationship with anyone. Continue reading

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Forget your to-do list; start a to-quit list!

Here’s an idea that may sound crazy and impossible: go through your to-do list and cross out everything you hate. Continue reading

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