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happiness
21
Jun

Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy

Periodically I like to pause and reassess if what I am writing matters to you the reader.   I ask myself is there something I could or should be doing differently, is there information they would prefer to have within my area of expertise, do they want more or less information?
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30
May

To Err is Human

“To err is human, to forgive divine.” Alexander Pope Okay, so it is time for me to admit I am wrong — again.  You may remember a few months back when I admitted that I had bought into the concept that success required hard work, struggle, and hardship.  I admitted I was wrong.  Success is...
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14
Mar

Adulting Meets Aging

Whoever said “you can’t teach and old dog new tricks,” lied! Recently, this old dog learned a new trick in the word, adulting. Adulting (v): to do grown up things and hold responsibilities such as, a 9-5 job (heaven forbid), a mortgage/rent (think AirBnB ownership), a car payment, or anything else that makes one think...
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29
Jun

Spotlight on Happiness

by Andrea Goeglein The Spotlight Activity is my focus for this week to create more happiness in my life.  I am participating in a Positive Psychology research project led by Sonja Lyubomirsky at UC Riverside.  The goal is to notice when I am doing something I do not want to continue doing, and shift to...
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The A's of Infinite Action
27
May

Accept Giving Gives

By Andrea Goeglein When you give, you receive.  That is a teaching within many spiritual traditions, and a grounded learning within Positive Psychology.  When studying individuals and how satisfied they are with their lives, it has been found that those who give to organizations or others in need, report greater overall satisfaction with their lives....
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22
Apr

Comparison Kills

Comparison kills your spirit.  Comparison kills your motivation.  Comparison kills your ability to be creative. Dr. Success Challenge:  Reflect back through your day and focus specifically on your thoughts.  Do you remember having any thoughts where you compared yourself (negatively or positively) to another person?  Be honest.  Think about the woman who walked by who...
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22
Sep

Screw Being Happy!

Screw Being Happy! Of all the things you expected to hear from me at the beginning of a work week, I bet ‘screw being happy’ was not on your list.  Now that I have your attention, I will explain. My private client base is well-educated, affluent and not only achievement orientated, but have already achieved...
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26
May

Your Happiest Days Are Behind You

When renowned Positive Psychology scholar and TEDxUNLV speaker, Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener, wanted to change the topic and content of his TEDx Talk, I was not happy.  Robert had been selected because of his most recent work creating an online educational  portal.  The work he was doing in that area was part of  imagining the future...
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13
Aug

Don’t Die Waiting to be Happy

In Don’t Die with Vacation Time on the Books, I used a John Lennon quote:  “Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans.”  All I can say is, “Yes!” My plan for the last 60 days was to successful sell our home and move to our new home.  My plan was to...
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13
Apr

Combating Resilience Fatigue

My last Dr. Success Challenge was to just notice if and when you were suffering from resilience fatigue.  As promised, here are some suggestions to overcome resilience fatigue: 1.  Rest.  I know I am stating the obvious, but you might be surprised how low you allow your energy reserves to get before you actually stop...
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