How to Maintain a Sense of Peace No Matter What Life Throws At You

“Ships don’t sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t let what’s happening around you get inside you and weigh

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When You Can’t Stop Thinking About Your Past Relationships

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ~Jon Kabat- Zinn   Over the years I’ve talked to a lot of people about that one love, the one

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How to Make Progress On the Goals You’re Tempted to Give Up On

  “To create more positive results in your life, replace ‘if only’ with ‘next time’.” ~Celestine Chua  Most of us start each year with good intentions. We have a list of

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We All Need Alone Time: Do You Allow Yourself to Recharge?

“He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the world.” ~Marcus Aurelius At the end of August I moved to Madison, Wisconsin. This was my second major

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Independence: Being Happy With Yourself

Independence. be happy with yourself before you try being happy with someone Else. In a day and age where everyone is trying to find their soulmate and the person they will

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6 Compelling Reasons To Spend Some Time Alone

“There are times when alone is the best place to be.” ~Unknown   Some people think it’s awful to spend time alone—that it means you’re antisocial or no one needs you.  Some

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Create a Positive Space and Break the Cycle of Negativity

“Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it’s dark.” ~Zen Proverb    I’m an emotional, sensitive person with a lot of empathy for others. I’ve found myself feeling torn

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How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Using Affirmations

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” ~Buddha     I used to teach Adult Upgrading. My students

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10 Ways to Turn Around a Bad Day in 10 Minutes Or Less

“Peace begins with a smile.” ~Mother Theresa     Minor things can trigger bad days, whether it’s a having a tiff with your roommate, getting stuck in traffic, or just waking up

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How to Tell When Someone Needs a Friend

“Don’t wait for people to be friendly. Show them how.” ~Unknown     When I was in high school I was shy, to say the least. I guess a more accurate description

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