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  I’m not big on New Year’s Resolutions – the very name implies they’ll be short-lived. I much prefer focusing on on good health and happiness, and developing longer-term habits to get there. That’s why I like to look at the prior year in retrospect, examine the lessons learned and try to carry forward life...
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Happiness is a hot topic these days. It was the headliner on a Dr. Oz show a few weeks ago. Time Magazine featured the “Pursuit of Happiness” in its summer double issue. “What Happy People Do Differently” was the July cover of Psychology Today. My friend Tim Jones just wrote about happiness in his humor...
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Sometimes the term “holiday cheer” can be an oxymoron. After all, who is cheerful when there are way more things to get done than time to do them?  There are cookies to bake, trees to decorate. Cards to address, and always a mess. Presents to buy, things gone array. Family to host, turkeys to roast....
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Whenever I lead health and wellness workshops, the one topic that garners a lot of attention is meditation. I am by no means an authority on the topic. Like many of you, I struggle with finding time to sit down, quiet down and settle down my mind. That said, I still believe in the power...
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(This is final post of a III part series. Part I questions if Money Buy Happiness and Part II examines If Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness, Then What Does?) I grew up thinking it is wrong to want money. Perhaps this says something about my Southern Methodist heritage and knowledge of Biblical references which suggest the love...
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Money doesn’t buy happiness, at least according to many psychologists. You can read PART I of my series on money and happiness, where I put this theory to the test. I have also written several posts about happiness before – including how to be a kid again, a top ten feel good list and scratching...
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Does money buy happiness? (Part 1 of a 3 part series) According to Harvard Medical School and recent psychology research, the things that make you happy are feeling good, doing good and engaging fully. They also suggest three things that don’t make you happy: money and material things, youth and children. Though I don’t disparage...
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This past weekend, I attended Cerebrate. “What is Cerebrate?” you might wonder. Before I left for California, I wasn’t exactly sure myself. My explanation to my spouse (and frankly to myself) sounded something like this: “I’ve been invited to a retreat by that man I met through Jason who has been really nice to me....
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