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Choosing Happiness…

Choosing Happiness…

“Be glad of life…because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.” (-Henry Van Dyke) Each year life offers us an endless number of opportunities to be happy…but we seldom see or accept more than […]

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Don’t Let Stress Spoil Your Holiday Season

Don’t Let Stress Spoil Your Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us and offers a host of fun festivities. Some people love the holiday season, while others may feel a sense of sadness and loss during the holidays. Sometimes, when we see family members during holiday gatherings we revert to old patterns which […]

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Beating the Quarterlife Blues…Examining How “I’m Not Enough” Thinking Can Get in Your Way

Beating the Quarterlife Blues…Examining How “I’m Not Enough” Thinking Can Get in Your Way

The transition to adulthood today is a complex, prolonged process. Many of my 20 and 30-something clients feel a great deal of anxiety when faced with a wide range of opportunities, and find themselves unsure of how to choose between them. Scholars and sociologists note that this […]

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Simple Life Lessons…

I recently came across this great list of ‘life lessons’ written by 90 year-old Regina Brett of Cleveland, Ohio. She said that “…to celebrate growing older, I once wrote…lessons life has taught me. It is the most requested column I’ve ever written.” I have highlighted some of […]

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Self-Acceptance

Self-Acceptance

Today I started to think about the topic of self-acceptance. It’s important to remember to try to accept yourself…and remember that you are not just the size of your bank account, the neighborhood you live in or what you do from 9:00am – 5:00pm (or later!) during […]

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Help Me Get Happy…

Help Me Get Happy…

Continuing with the theme of happiness, below are some simple happiness tips from positive psychologist and Harvard Professor Dr. Tal Ben Shahar. As the author of “Happier: Finding Pleasure, Meaning and Life’s Ultimate Currency”, he writes that happiness is not the result of one singular thing in […]

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