How to Have Next Level Friendships

There’s something brewing, and it’s happening around the world. I just learned that Denmark has a National Movement against Loneliness, the UK appointed a Minister for Loneliness, There’s an Australian Coalition to End Loneliness, and in a survey done in the US, 46% of people self-reported as lonely.

What’s up, and what can we do about it?

Can we agree that friendship is such an important part of life? Not only does it help us live longer, heal faster, and have more...

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How to Enjoy Thanksgiving... even if people don’t get along!

Thanksgiving is a time to come together to reconnect, enjoy a harvest feast, and appreciate life, including the people around us. Yet for so many, it’s not all stuffing your face and laughter. Family dynamics may be strained at the outset, and in contentious times, it’s easy to get sucked into focusing on what we don’t agree on. Here are some tips to make the most of this genuinely awesome occasion:

 

1. Find the Humor and Tap into Forgiveness

When Aunt Sally does her...

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Forgiveness = Freedom: 7 ways to reclaim your life

You cannot erase memories, but you can let go of the heavy energy that is attached to them.” – Yung Pueblo

 

No one can go through life without being hurt by another human - often it’s not intentional, but it can certainly feel that way. What do you do with those emotions? How do you transcend, forgive and move on?

 

Sometimes forgiveness has two levels – the more obvious is forgiving someone else who hurt us or someone we love. But there’s...

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A Counterintuitive Approach to a Happy Life: the Power of Play!

 

I have had a fascination with animals and other cultures since I was a kid, and recently had the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream - I went to Africa!!  Through the experience, I reconnected with one of the cornerstones of joy – PLAY! And you can too :) It is one of the most underappreciated keys to a good life - let's explore...

 

Sometimes play gets a bad rap – it can seem frivolous, unimportant and indulgent. Actually, it is quite the opposite – it...

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Speaking with Aaron Gendle

We're taught to feel comfortable with the positive emotions, but when we're confronted with the more difficult ones, most people want to run the other way.  When we do that we're missing a huge opportunity, because they carry a lot of information.

Recently I had the absolute pleasure of being interviewed by Aaron Gendle of the Daily Authors Podcast about my book Emotional Advantage and my experience writing it.  In case you missed it I highly encourage you to catch the podcast...

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How to Make Hard Changes Easier!

Do you ever have people telling you to move on, clear the decks, “get rid” of things or people that are not in alignment with you? It could be a person, thing, job, opportunity, whatever you are pursuing. 

It’s hard to make a big change when you are caught up in a sea of challenges, some overt and some nagging below the surface. But it is possible, you owe it to yourself, and you can do this more easily when you operate in a conscious way. Today we’ll be covering:...

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Tired of Money Worries- Read This :)

Have you ever come to a realization that the path you were on was no longer working for you, and that you were changing but your life had not yet caught up? Kyle Cease, New York Times bestselling author and renown comedian, shares insights and AHAs that can change your perspective on money, success and authentic happiness for good!

  

Instead of letting the pursuit of money and the scarcity mentality suck you into a vortex of never-enoughness, Kyle’s new book, The Illusion of...

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Secrets to Re-Energize Your Life...Without Screens!

 Our phones open the doors to a myriad of communication, convenience, and connection, and that’s all great, but have you ever considered how all-consuming our reliance on our devices really is?

 

Are we literally addicted? Common Sense media says kids 8-12 spend an average of 6 hours on their screens. Teens are up to 9 hours per day. One study suggests that teens who spend 5+ hours/day on screens are 2x as likely to say they’re unhappy. Adults average around 3...

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5 Strategies You Haven't Tried to Tame Your Anxiety

Uncategorized Sep 19, 2019

Extreme stress, can be caused by several things like: 

  • A genuine fear of a physical threat
  • The thought of being fired, being late for a plane (tangible near future events)
  • Fuzzier stresses like the economy or politics or "something’s just off" with a relationship; things that are harder to put your finger on.

All of these can trigger the fight-or-flight response where bursts of chemicals carrying information and energy are released. Today we’ll talk aspects of anxiety...

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You don’t have to wait until things get bad…

Have you ever had a sense that something was off, that things we not quite right? It could be in a relationship, a work situation, or a nagging feeling about your finances or your health. If it’s not staring us in the face, we tend to look the other way; after all there are so many other things that need our attention. Either it's too scary to face the unknown, or we don’t want to leave our comfort zone, even if we know that it is not helping us grow… but it’s hard to...

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