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3 Reasons to Offer Appreciation

Do you look for ways to offer appreciation? Offering appreciation, even going out of your way to do it, is a magical way to transform yourself and what’s around you. It can even make you happier. It’s worth the little to no effort it requires. I can’t say enough about appreciation. Appreciation, thankfulness, gratitude; they are such powerful emotional tools.…

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My Anxiety as a Motivator

I used to get anxious all the time. Sometimes I’d wake up anxious. It felt like anxiety was just waiting for me to open my eyes so it could join me for the day. Those were difficult days because I couldn’t identify the source. I just woke up and bam! It was there, and I felt powerless to do anything…

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Get a Happiness Habit

What is a happiness habit? It’s exactly what it sounds like. It’s when you are in the habit of being happy. You wake up happy, you work happy, you play happy, you eat happy, you go to bed happy. You get into a pattern where happy is the only way you know how to be. How do you develop the…

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What are your Micro-Choices?

Micro-choices are the quick, almost automatic reactions we have to what we encounter throughout the day. We make micro-choices all the time, and they have a huge impact on our lives. Our micro-choices set us off on a cycle of thoughts, beliefs, and feelings. This cycle keeps us focused on our choice. For example, if I see a new car,…

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Three Steps to be Happier

Beth and I chose to be happier by following a simple three-step process. 1. We first decided we wanted to be happier 2. We started paying attention to how often we were happy 3. We chose to change our thinking when we were not happy This three-step process is foolproof. Decide to be Happier The first step is super easy.…

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Your Three Selves

When you think of who you are and point your finger and say this is me, where do you point? I point to someplace in my mid-chest and say “Here I am.” When we say “You Can Choose,” we don’t mean just the you that you point to, but the whole you. Let’s call this ‘whole you’ the Whole-Self. The…

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Why We Chose Happiness

Beth and I did not always choose happiness. There were times in our lives when happiness was not something we thought about or strove for. We saw happiness as a lucky by-product of living. A feeling you could get if things happened to go your way. As we grew up, we did not stress happiness in either of our households.…

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