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Loving Yourself Means Warts and All

Did you ever think or say to yourself: “I’m worthless, I’ll never amount to anything.” We’re easily obsessed with with who we and how we appear to others, if we are even lovable; we constantly confron…

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3 Ways to Reset Your Diet After a Setback

A couple months ago, I headed out the door to take Peppy, my cocker spaniel, for a walk. About a block from my house, I slipped on some loose dirt and fell down hard on the sidewalk. It took a minu…

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Healing Your Pain on the Road to Happiness

If I only had a few shards of wisdom to leave this world, I’d go straight for the bull’s eye. What’s life about anyway? I think it’s about being happy. However, that road to happiness includes learnin…

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The Incredible Rewards of Waking Up Early — And How To Do it

A long time ago, I came across the expression "videotaped sunrise." It stayed in my mind. Thinking about it, I realized that I had—possibly like many others on the planet—seen more sunrises on the tel…

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Summer’s Darling Herb: Fresh Mint (+ A Minty Salad Recipe)

Summer is here, and the words "fresh mint" conjure up refreshing visuals of mint sprigs in frosty tumblers. While I am sure you are all set to enjoy the many pleasures of mint this season, here is som…

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How Veganism Changed These 58 People

Although I'm not much of a Facebook person, I must admit that there are a few things I love about it. One of those is the way it connects activists with each other, so that we can feel a sense of comm…

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Declare Your Independence from 4 Destructive Life Patterns

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are the ideals that are celebrated each Independence Day. But even though Americans do enjoy a great deal of freedom in our everyday lives, we are still all …

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How You Can Make Friends With Change

Change can be daunting. It can push all our buttons, fear and confusion can arise, doubt or insecurity as such a time is full of so many unknowns. We are personally dealing with big changes right now:…

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How to Be Happier Within 5 Working Days

Why wait to be happy until the weekend hits or the next vacation beckons? It's possible to feel happy Monday through Friday. Let me chalk out a simple Happiness Plan for you. It is almost ridiculou…

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Life According to Your ‘Heart Blueprint’

Now and then we all take a moment to look at the life we are living and daydream about how our futures will look. So, take one of those moments right now, and rather than "thinking" about what the fut…

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One of my cats always knows when I'm ill and sticks close to my side. Cats are a lot smarter and mo…

After a hip replacement I thought I would never be able to do this again. Wearing a pedometer reall…