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The Boring Secret to Being Happy

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Are you happy?  Are you pursuing a goal that you believe will make you happy once you achieve it?  Maybe you have thought “once I receive that promotion, lose weight, find a great partner – then I will be happy!”   Only to get the promotion, lose the weight, find the partner – and still find […]

Practical Guide to Successful Goal Setting

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How to Stop Spinning Your Wheels and Actually Reach Your Goals Do you remember your New Year’s resolution?  Did you even make a resolution this year?  If your answer is “Absolutely, this is the year I am going to get in shape!” you have a lot of company.  About half (45%) of us like to […]

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The Power of Saying “No”

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Let’s be honest.  How often do we find ourselves agreeing to take on extra work, attend events or participate in activities we don’t particularly enjoy. Simply because we did not feel comfortable saying “no”. The act of saying “no” is powerful.  Saying “no” is one of the first tools children use to assert personal autonomy.  […]

THE LITTLE THINGS

FOOD BUDGET – The little things

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Do you have a budget?  I mean an honest to goodness budget where you consistently calculate your expected income, determine your household expenses and monitor/adjust/balance the flow on a regular basis?  If you are like 2/3 of Americans, the answer is “no.” The good news is that, no matter what your income, if you do […]