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What Would You Say to the Dalai Lama? Seriously.

I’m so excited. Next week, I’m going to Australia for the first time — that’s exciting. But even more exciting, I get to meet the Dalai Lama. Not just be in a room with him, but actually meet him. Briefly. It’s exciting, but it’s also a little unsettling. Show More Summary

How I Hit the Reset Button on Life

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight i […] The post How I Hit the Reset Button on Life appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

10 Ways Regular Exercise Can Make You a Better Person

“Fitness is not about being better than someone e […] The post 10 Ways Regular Exercise Can Make You a Better Person appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

WCML 050: Permission to Rest with Mara Glatzel

Rest is undervalued in our culture, but we need it desperately. Rest is not necessarily a horizontal activity; it can be about making moments yours, and reclaiming the spaces that are already there. Highlights: why is it so hard to rest? rest rest rest flow > slog slog slog slog looking busy different people need […]

What Makes Narcissists Angry (and Why)

Narcissists are people who feed off the energy of others. They draw from people around them to boost their self-esteem. As a result, they are extraordinarily self-centered. If you have a narcissist for a boss, that can be very difficult. Narcissists are reluctant to share credit with others.

Podcast 15: Be a Tourist at Home, a Talk with Tom Rath, Office Supplies, and the Habit of Repeating Questions.

It’s Wednesday– time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.“ We’re very happy (of course) this week, because we hit several milestones. First, we hit one million downloads, after just a few months! Incredible. We’re thrilled. Show More Summary

The Day My Identity Changed

“You have bipolar disorder.” The words spoken by the ps […] The post The Day My Identity Changed appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

The Shocking Result from a Career Aptitude Test

“We can each define ambition and progress for our […] The post The Shocking Result from a Career Aptitude Test appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

Minimalism & The Pursuit of Happiness

Note: This is a guest post from Anthony Ongaro of Break the Twitch. When my wife and I first started decluttering our house, it felt incredible. With each unneeded item we donated, recycled, or took out of our home, we felt lighter and experienced new space opening around us. Over the next several months, a few thousand items […]

Revealed! Book Club Choices for June 2015.

Before I get to the fun of recommending some good books to read for May, here’s a quick bit of book-self-promotion: Father’s Day is coming up on June 21. If you’re looking for a good gift for a father in your life, may I suggest…youShow More Summary

5 Easy Daily Habits that Manifest Profound Long-Term Changes

“What you do every day matters more than what you do on […] The post 5 Easy Daily Habits that Manifest Profound Long-Term Changes appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

The Real Secret to Happiness

“If you want to find happiness, find gratitude” – […] The post The Real Secret to Happiness appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

What One Thing Is Most Important for Living One’s Entire Life in Happiness?

“Of all the things that wisdom provides for living one’s entire life in happiness, the greatest by far is the possession of friendship.” –Epicurus Agree, disagree?  How would you fill in the blank? “Of all the things that wisdom provides...Show More Summary

“Getting a Good Night’s Sleep Is a Top Priority, and a Bath Is a Delightful Habit.”

Interview: Michelle Segar. I was excited to get my copy of motivation scientist Michelle Segar’s new book, No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness. She and I are interested in so many of the...Show More Summary

Isn’t That Something?

I was in a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous tonight; a w […] The post Isn’t That Something? appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

How to Slow Down Your Family’s Schedule

Intentional parents help their children learn skills, gain confidence, grow in character, find interests, and experience new opportunities. When they are young, we desire to give them every opportunity to discover what they love and where they will succeed. Often, this results in busy family schedules. We are presented the opportunity for busyness by living […]

Social Influence About Risk Differs for Teens and Adults

Life is full of risky decisions. Some involve physical risks like crossing the street against the light. Others involve social risks like expressing an opinion that differs from those of peers. Still others involve financial risks like investing in the stock of a new company.

Five Ways to Find Perfection in you Imperfections

“This is our perfection: to find out our imperfections” […] The post Five Ways to Find Perfection in you Imperfections appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

When there’s something you can’t stand about yourself and you keep trying to change, but failing

The paradox of change It’s hard to love and accept yourself the way you are if there’s something about yourself you wish you could change. The paradox of change is that the only way to truly change yourself is to begin with total acceptance of what is. Changing yourself without acceptance leads to self-hate, to […]

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