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Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have. (Quote)

The Trap of Hedonistic Adaptation & Ways to Access More Regular Happiness

You win the award, get the promotion, hit the bestseller list, marry the person of your dreams, move into the house of your dreams.  18 months.  This is about the max amount of time we …

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Righting the Negativity Bias

I’ve taken on an extra job of taxi driver this Spring carting kids every night to soccer, flag football, cello, golf, or running club.   I’ve felt irritable and a bit crazed by the extra activities …

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Trust The Process

TTP.  These 3 letters changed my life.  My professor Dr Clay wrote them on a chalkboard 20 years ago in a graduate school class I was taking. TRUST THE PROCESS he taught us fledgling counselors …

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Practicing Open Heartedness

I’ve been making Valentine’s with my daughter Gretta who is obsessed with hearts.  She is drawn to anything with hearts: heart socks, heart cereal, heart stickers, heart hair clips.  Gretta might be one of the …

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Decluttering & Making Space

Three days after Christmas I found myself crossed legged in my kid’s toyroom surrounded by piles of army men, legos, Barbies, stacks of coloring books, and board games trying to create organization in the chaos …

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Transforming the Eye Sore Into Art

Today is a new moon.  I always get wistful at the new moon as it represents a fresh start.  Time to let things go, clean house, purge, make space for something else to come in. …

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