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Why You Have More Influence on Others Than You Think

From an early age, we talk to people about the positive and negative influences of peer pressure. On the negative side, drug education programs talk about the effect of social groups on whether a particular individual will take drugs. On the positive side, Austin, Texas has a highly successful day of giving in which members of the community urge others to give. read more

You Precious Angel

“Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. […] The post You Precious Angel appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

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Are You Overlooking This Giant Influence on Your Habits?

In Maxims and Reflections, Goethe wrote, “Tell me with whom you consort and I will tell you who you are; if I know how you spend your time, then I know what might become of you.” As I was doing the initial research for my forthcoming masterpiece of a book, about habit-formation, I tended to focus on strategies that I … ?

15 Secrets to Writing Great Fiction from Game of Thrones Author George R.R. Martin

What do you mean you don’t like fiction? Everyone has a hero. A hero inspires you to question status quo, to think differently about an old concept, to rise above your modus operandi. Someone that not only pushes you to a new height,...Show More Summary

Freedom Is Not Just For Holidays

No work, no chores, sun, sea, sand and ten days of pure […] The post Freedom Is Not Just For Holidays appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

Revealed! Book Club Choices for June. Happy Reading.

Because nothing boosts happiness more than a great book, each month, I suggest: · one outstanding book about happiness or habits · one outstanding work of children’s or young-adult literature–I have a crazy passion for kidlit · one eccentric pick–a widely admired and excellent book that I love, yes, but one that may not appeal to everyone I’ll post these … ?

Swimming in Great

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Trina Cress of Beginner Beans. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” —John D. Rockefeller Over the last few years, I’ve grown in my desire for a simple, intentional, contented life. Sometimes, however, I lose focus. Like when my daughter almost drowned on […]

Before and After: “I Simply Decided I Wouldn’t Go Near My Computer Before 9 am or after 9 pm.”

I’m writing my next book, about how we make and break habts– an issue  very relevant to happiness. Each week, I’ll post a before-and-after story submitted by a reader, about how he or she successfully changed a habit. We can all learn from each other. If you’d like to share your story, contact me here. To hear when the book … ?

Need an Emergency Energy Boost? Try These 9 Tips.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday, back by popular demand: Nine tips for an emergency energy boost. When your energy level is low, everything feels like a chore — even things would ordinarily make you happy. There are many good habits we should follow to keep our energy levels high, like exercising and getting enough sleep. In my forthcoming … ?

How to tell a nourishing friendship from a draining one

Note: Jen is a real person. Gretchen is not. Pace and Kyeli, driving home after an evening with Gretchen “Did you have a good time?” asked Pace. Kyeli replied, “I did, for the most part. But there was one thing I wanted to ask you about: What do you think Gretchen meant by that vague […]

Body Transformation Starts With the Mind

I spent close to ten years of my life searching for the […] The post Body Transformation Starts With the Mind appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

SimpleREV: 2 Days, 200 People Pursuing Simplicity

Wake up. Come home. Fill up. Be simple. This October 3-4, in Minneapolis, MN, I will be speaking at an event dedicated to promoting simplicity in all its various forms. I want you to know about it. SimpleREV is a two-day gathering intentionally designed to unite and inspire simple-living enthusiasts and advocates. In a world where […]

How to Change Your Home to Transform Your Life

Mary Jaksch: This is a post by my friends, Laura Carlin and Alison Forbes. Watch the inspiring video in this post, The Secret to Clearing Your Clutter Today, and sign up quickly for their free mini course, How to Make Simple ChangesShow More Summary

Secret of Adulthood: The Days Are Long, But the Years Are Short.

Further Secrets of Adulthood:   Of everything I’ve ever written, I think this one line resonates most with people, and the one-minute video I did, in which I tell the little story about the day that this idea hit me with full force, is one of my favorite creations.   Do you know the feeling when one particular day seems … ?

When No One's Watching, Are You Still Likely to Do Good?

Sitting up late talking with friends, you may spend a lot of time thinking about who you would like to be ideally. You focus on the people you would help, the good you could do for society, and your dreams. In your day-to-day life, though, you spend a lot of time just doing what has to be done to get ahead. read more

You Are Better At Detecting Lies Than You Think

People lie to each other all the time. Some of those lies are meant to make social relationships easier. A houseguest might tell the host that the food was wonderful, when it was really not that tasty. Other lies have more import. A thief rarely admits to stealing. Salespeople may lie about flaws of a product they are selling. read more

A Breakdown Doesn’t Mean You’re Broken

“Instead of heading for a big mental breakdown, I decid […] The post A Breakdown Doesn’t Mean You’re Broken appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

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