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7 Highly Effective Habits Women Who Love Their Bodies

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8 Simple Strategies For When You’re Struggling to Declutter

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Claire Wilde of Want Less. Embracing simplicity: the idea just sounds so good, doesn’t it? Can’t you just feel those tense shoulders loosening at the thought? So many people feel overwhelmed, overworked, and overloaded, often living in homes which are overfilled… yearning for a simpler way to […]

A Little Happier: My Inconvenience May Be Someone Else’s Miracle.

When we’d just graduated from college and were working at our first “real” jobs, a friend told me how her local subway train ran express all the way downtown, so she got to a crucial meeting on time. For many people, that change in service...Show More Summary

How Feeling My Pain Released Me From It

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E. M. Forster Explains How To Know If a Book Is Influencing You.

“I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have got ourselves. I suggest, furthermore, that when you feel that you could almost have written the book yourself—that’s the moment when it’s influencing you. Show More Summary

A Happy Memory: the “Stripey House” of Kansas City.

Gosh, I don’t remember much of my life. I constantly work on keeping mementos and photographs, because it seems like other people are so much better at remembering the past than I am. And I love to remember the past. And it’s funny what...Show More Summary

3 Strategies to Boost Confidence and Feel Good about Yourself

Are you a perfectionist? Your answer will reveal the truth: Do you often try to achieve a perfect standard in your work? Do you feel a need to perfect at everything you do, even at the expense of your health and well-being? If your answer...Show More Summary

5 Exceptional Traits of Progressive People

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity leads us down new paths.” – Walt Disney Over the past 200 years, the human race has experienced a staggering advancement in the fields...Show More Summary

Invite Delight

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Evelyn Rennich of Smallish Blog. How much delight do you experience in life? Do you feel real, soul-quivering delight on a daily basis? If the answer is “no,” it is possible that your delight is buried under stress and stuff. After a busy time of year, we are […]

WCML 116: Peaceful Productivity 1: Peaceful Self-Care - Pace Smith

Productivity? Better beware. I’ll compare, which will lead to despair. Instead of this struggle, How ’bout a nice snuggle? Let’s start off with peaceful self-care. making peace with productivity “I am hard on myself when I feel unproductive.” survey question. half the class agreed and the other half… strongly agreed. tapes rewriting tapes. you can’t […]

“I Really Dislike Traveling for Work…How Easily Travel Destroys What Makes Me Happy.”

Interview: Russ Laraway. I’m thrilled that the Radical Candor podcast is one of the terrific new podcasts launching on The Onward Project, the family of podcasts about your life, made better — brought to you by me (!). The Radical Candor podcast is about being a better boss, a better colleague, a better team member. Show More Summary

Rage and Despair

  We will all likely experience rage and despair at some time in our lives. I am writing this now for my American friends.   Totally Rage and despair tend to be total experiences. Rage is more than anger. It wants the object of the rage to be totally gone, obliterated, not around any more. […]

Podcast 99: Take Personality Quizzes, Consider Your Email Habits, and Book Club Conflicts.

It’s time for the next installment of  Happier with Gretchen Rubin. We’re having so much fun with our Instagram project. Every day, for the month of January, Elizabeth and I are posting a photo on Instagram of something that makes us happier (giving us a boost, helping us stick to good habits, reminding us to feel grateful, etc.). Show More Summary

Upon Waking, I’ve Had This Odd Experience — How About You?

I was recently re-reading C. S. Lewis’s memoir Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life, and I was struck by his excellent description of something that I’d often experienced, but never been able to put into words. He wrote: “ItShow More Summary

A Little Happier: A Reminder about Happiness from 1662.

Here’s the passage that I read: “This day by God’s mercy I am 29 years of age, and in very good health, and like to live and get an estate; and if I have a heart to be contented, I think I may reckon myself as happy a man as any is in the world, for which God be praised. Show More Summary

The 4-Step Wardrobe Edit

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Catherine Gordon of Midlands Minimalist. One of the best places to start on the journey toward clutterfree living is in your closet. Think of it as ‘a room with a room.’ Decluttering this clearly-defined, tiny space will build your confidence and set you on the path to lighter, freer, and […]

Agree? “Life is a Train of Moods Like a String of Beads,” or, “We Bring Our Own Weather to the Picnic.”

“Life is a train of moods like a string of beads, and as we pass through them, they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue, and each shows only what lies in its focus.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson In other words,...Show More Summary

“The Habit of Daily Exercise Was Probably the Most Important and Unexpected Thing I Learned at Business School.”

Interview: Kim Scott. I’ve known Kim for many years. She and I (and my husband Jamie, too) worked at the Federal Communications Commission together. After that job, I switched to being a full-time writer, and she worked in a bunch of...Show More Summary

Brain Training Is a Good Idea That Didn’t Work

It is hard to create practical applications of any science, and psychology is no exception. Working memory training is a great example of a good idea that did not pan out.

How to Deal with Toxic People without Losing Your Mind

“If you allow people to make more withdrawals than deposits in your life, you will be out of balance and in the negative before you know it.” – Christie Williams One of the most vivid memories I have as a little girl was watching myShow More Summary

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