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Resisting Resistance: Letting Go in the Fall

Every year, I resist the change of season. In the fall, I witness nature as it transforms from shades of green into shocking reds and vibrant oranges and impossible hues of red-orange and almost pu…

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My Journey to Forgiveness

In December of 2011, I decided to head up to Calistoga for a few days. Calistoga is a small town in Napa Valley, about an hour from where we live. For the past few years, Michelle and I have each go…

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How To Transform Your Negative Mind Into a Positive One

Have you ever wondered how amazing it is that a water lily doesnít grow in a pure mountain lake but in murky, muddy and dank pond water thick with weeds, and yet its beautiful flower appears on the su…

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The 7 Habits of Highly Happy People

Highly happy people all share happy habits. Itís as simple as that. The happiest people I know share seven very obvious habits. If youíre looking to expand your general happiness, you may consider …

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What A Tree Tells Us About Finding Happiness

Not a day goes by that I donít count my blessings to have certain people in my life who have led me to happiness. For many years, I have been stuck in negative beliefs about myself that have pulled me…

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More Must-Do Tips to Increase Your Resilience

In my last article on resilience I gave two important tips proven to increase resilience. One was a simple tool to shift into Neutral during a stressful experience to save energy or saying somethin…

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Are Women More Resilient Than Men?

Today, most women are juggling several jobs: breadwinner, family caregiver, family health manager, cook, and as my father used to say, the cleaner-upper.† Of course, men are contributing more to hou…

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11 Natural Treatments For Depression

As an MD, Iíve watched too many of my colleagues yank out anti-depressant samples every time a patient starts to cry. So on behalf of physicians everywhere, let me apologize for our trigger-happy p…

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What a Challenging Relationship With My Father Helped Me Realize

I was studying for a high school exam one evening when my grandmother brought me a snack and started to talk to me about life. Almost out of the blue, she told me that no matter what you do in life, ď…

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37 Simple Pleasures You Can’t Buy with Cash

Money. Itís a subject that is on everyoneís mind much of the time Ė how to get it, what to do with it, and how to manage if you donít have enough of it. True, legal tender is a necessity of modern lif…

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Poppie purred when I rescued her from the side of the highway! She was starving, abandoned and freez…

They sure sound like they would smell much nicer than so many artificial scents.

Just decided to relocate nearer to grandkids, so next 2 months will be ruthless decluttering. Just m…