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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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Balance
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Why We Strive for Balance

When you learn to give without expecting anything in return, you can experience abundance without feeling the need to pay. I love this concept. At its core is the concept of balance. All of us have a sense of balance. A sense of what is fair. We become uncomfortable when we see inequality. Our sense of fairness applies to what…

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Can You Feel Your Energy Flow?

Lately, I’ve been thinking about how energy flows. I’m not talking about the energy to power lights or cars. I’m talking about the much more powerful and ever-present energy of our thoughts, beliefs, and feelings – the energy that powers the Universe. Every once in a while, I get a sense of this energy. Like when I look at the…

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Anxiety at Balboa Park
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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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Little League
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Should you Celebrate Failure?

The other day, a friend of mine said we should have a group that helps us celebrate failure. We have all types of ways to celebrate success, but we bury failure. When she mentioned it, I initially thought it was a good idea. But something didn’t feel right. We kept talking and then I finally figured it out. The whole…

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Alarm clock
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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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European Country Road
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Life is about the Journey

There are two steps to getting what you want. First, know what you want. Once you know what that is, you just need to prepare yourself to receive it. This is the hardest part. We become impatient. As we wait, we constantly measure our progress and often ignore all the progress we make because it doesn’t look like what we…

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