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The Path to Forgiveness: How I Turned From a Bitter Person To a Better One

“True forgiveness is when you can say, ‘Thank you […] The post The Path to Forgiveness: How I Turned From a Bitter Person To a Better One appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

“I Can Be More Effective If I Don’t Overcommit; There Are Few Truly Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunities.”

Interview: Kamy Wicoff. Years ago, I got to know Kamy when we met through common acquaintances, and she started inviting me to her monthly Salon for Women Writers. It was terrific — not only did I get to know Kamy, but I met severalShow More Summary

How Art Can Heal Anxiety

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The c […] The post How Art Can Heal Anxiety appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

Are Conformity Effects Necessarily Social?

People tend to do what the people around them are doing. Walk onto an elevator, and most everyone stands facing forward. People talking to each other tend to match their speech rate and even the pitch of their voices. The judgments made by a group also tend to converge.

How Sharing a Secret Can Gain You Acceptance

There are many ways to live in the closet. You can live […] The post How Sharing a Secret Can Gain You Acceptance appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

#246 When you’re looking for a friend at the grocery store and then suddenly spot them at the end of an aisle after looking for them everywhere else

Sounds easy enough. You grab the meat, I’ll grab the veggies, meet you at the front. But after completing your Mushroom Mission and racing to the checkouts you suddenly find yourself all alone in Lineup Paradise. You can’t hang onto … Continue reading ?

Changeology by Les Robinson

  The subtitle for this book gives a good idea of what it is about: how to enable groups, communities, and societies to do things they’ve never done before. It is a bit of a tangent to what this blog is normally about (the posts are usually individually addressed because this is how computers are […]

How We Really Decide Who's to Blame

Human beings love to give explanations for things. If you have ever spent any time with a 5-year-old, you know that a child that age just loves to ask, “Why?” This desire to understand why things happen continues throughout our lives. Understanding why things happen affects many aspects of our lives, including our ability to assign blame for an action.

Podcast #12: Indulge in a Modest Splurge, Tigger vs. Eeyore, Road Rage, and April Fool’s Pranks.

Time for the next episode of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.“ A fun episode, because Elizabeth got to record it from our hometown, Kansas City (Missouri, for those of you who know your K.C.). Back in episode 2, Elizabeth vowed that she would start setting an alarm to help her get to bed earlier, and in this episode she reports on her progress. Show More Summary

My Labor of Love

I’m writing this blog post purely out of love. This sta […] The post My Labor of Love appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

Secret of Adulthood: What We Do Every Day Matters More Than What We Do Once in a While.

From Further Secrets of Adulthood. Agree, disagree? I think this Secret of Adulthood is very helpful when it comes to habits. If we want our lives to be better than before, it helps to think about what we do most of the time. In Better...Show More Summary

21 Surprising Statistics That Reveal How Much Stuff We Actually Own

Most of us know we own too much stuff. We feel the weight and burden of our clutter. We tire of cleaning and managing and organizing. Our toy rooms are messy, our drawers don’t close, and our closets are filled from top to bottom. The evidence of clutter is all around us. Today, increasing data is […]

Be Prepared For Your Big Break

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the […] The post Be Prepared For Your Big Break appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

One Reason Women Sabotage Their Success (And What to Do About It)

The Love Affair with Being Right It is ultimately wrongness not rightness that can teach us who we are. ~Kathryn Schulz I am astonished by how many bright, amazing, talented, skillful and beautiful women just flat out sabotage their own success. Show More Summary

Of All the Posts I’ve Ever Written, This Is One of My Favorites.

Assay: Lately I’ve been doing some research on Thomas Merton (long story), and that got me thinking about Flannery O’Connor, and that got me thinking about a post that I wrote several years ago. Of all the posts I’ve ever written, this...Show More Summary

Food Therapy: Eat Yourself Well

Food changed my life. I was shuffling around a large so […] The post Food Therapy: Eat Yourself Well appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

“So Much of Life in Its Meshes! She Called in Her Soul to Come and See.”

“Here was peace. She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net. Pulled it from around the waist of the world and draped it over her shoulder. So much of life in its meshes! She called in her soul to come and see.” — Zora Neal Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

Video: The Moral Licensing Loophole. Very Popular!

In my new (bestselling) book, Better Than Before, I identify the twenty-one strategies of habit-formation, and one is the Strategy of Loophole-Spotting. I’m doing a video series in which I discuss the ten categories of loopholes. I love studying loopholes, because they’re so funny. Show More Summary

How to Develop Laser-Like Focus

I almost jumped out of my seat as I looked up at my fri […] The post How to Develop Laser-Like Focus appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

The Narcissistic Cycle of Abuse

  This link was sent to me by a long-time reader of this blog.  Many thanks to them.  I think it is very valuable.   It describes the cycle of abuse from the perspective of the narcissistic abuser.  It has four stages: The narcissist feels threatened They abuse They feel they are the victim They […]

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