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Thank You, Readers, For All Your Good Wishes

I want to say thank you to everyone who wrote me, one way or another, to send good wishes to me and my family after my announcement that my husband is cured — yes, that’s right, cured — of hepatitis C. I wasn’t able to answer every comment...Show More Summary

What do you do when your boss is an asshole… and you’re your own boss?

(several years ago) It’s 9:00 on Sunday night. “I don’t know, what do you want to do?” Kyeli asks. “How about we watch a speedrun? Or play an adventure game? Or there was a cool-sounding IF game I bookmarked; we could try that out. Let’s do all three! Ready?” “Why are you in such a […]

#332 When the dust gets so big you can pick it up with your hand

If you’re as bad at sweeping as I am then this is one of the few moments you get of complete cleaning catharsis. “Hey dust, you got cocky.” Also applies to hairballs. AWESOME! Photo from: here

My New Normal

“What you have gone through in the past 3 years i […] The post My New Normal appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

9 Important Strategies for Raising Children in a World of Technology

“We refuse to turn off our computers, turn off our phone, log off Facebook, and just sit in silence, because in those moments we might actually have to face up to who we really are.” —Jefferson Bethke Last September, Allison Slater Tate wrote an important article in the Washington Post: Parenting as a Gen Xer: We’re […]

Today Is One of the Happiest Days of My Life. Here’s Why.

Today is one of the very happiest days of my life. I was happy when my two daughters were born, but having a baby is such a tremendous new responsibility; I was extremely happy, but also awestruck and slightly terrified. I was happy on my wedding day, but I was also worried about how the whole day would unfold. Show More Summary

Successful People Have Conscientious Partners

Most of us have heard some version of the saying “Behind every successful man is a great woman.” This quote highlights that people get accolades for their success in the workplace, but most people who achieve greatness in the workplace need people who support their personal lives. read more

The true meaning of productivity

When you think of a productive person, what image comes to your mind? I imagine a dark-haired man on a treadmill desk, walking while working. I imagine a slim, mysterious figure in a business suit dictating emails while driving. I imagine a woman with curly red hair drinking a smoothie, then writing a blog post, […]

It’s Your Life. You Write the Story.

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Chris Wehkamp of Parents Who. New Year’s Day has come and gone. The toasts have been raised and the resolutions have been made. Another fresh batch of 30 dozen opportunities now stretch out before us. But let’s fast-forward past all the days of 2015. Let’s imagine tonight is December 31st, […]

8 Gifts of Starting Over

“Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.” – […] The post 8 Gifts of Starting Over appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

Fill in the Blank: X Is a Good Servant But a Bad Master

I love to collect variations on phrases, such as the “X is the new Y.” “Orange is the new black,” “Breakfast is the new lunch,” “Forties are the new thirties,” “Halloween is the new Christmas,” or–and I was inspired by this one for Happier...Show More Summary

Like Jung and Wharton, Do You Remember When You First Knew Yourself?

In my writing about habits and happiness, I keep coming back to the same idea: to shape our habits, to build our happiness, we have to start with a knowledge of ourselves — our own nature, our own interest, our own temperament. It sounds so easy to know yourself — after all, you hang out with yourself all day! But it’s very, very challenging. Show More Summary

Breaking the Chains – A Story of Self Transformation

“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by nig […] The post Breaking the Chains – A Story of Self Transformation appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

If You Trust Your Workplace, You Assume It is Fair

Periodically, dissatisfied employees will stage a job action in which they will do the minimum amount of work necessary to keep their job. For example, in early 2015, New York City police minimized the number of arrests they made, to protest comments made by the mayor. read more

The Urge to Splurge

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Sam Lustgarten of Frugaling. “All ads do the same: create an anxiety relievable by purchase.” ?David Foster Wallace Over the last year-and-a-half, I’ve worked to reduce expenses, increase income, and refrain from consumeristic rewards (i.e., shopping sprees and dinners). Show More Summary

#337 Getting buried under piles of heavy blankets on cold nights

Joey doesn’t have heat. Honestly, when I crashed at his cramped apartment a couple nights ago he welcomed me in wearing three sweaters and a set of chattering teeth while explaining that his apartment has no heat, so while he … Continue reading ?

“Oddly, Though, Lists Are Reassuring.”

“Oddly, though, lists are reassuring. We become aware of this if we scrupulously follow a recipe, which is essentially a list of ingredients and actions; but if we give this ‘list’ too much importance, we leave no room for the imagination.” —Jean-Claude...Show More Summary

The Silver Lined Clouds of Suffering

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also fu […] The post The Silver Lined Clouds of Suffering appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

Feeling Low? 28 Ways to Motivate Yourself Now

A New Year Alone Does Not Bring Motivation One of my coaching clients asked me this the other day: How do you and all successful people keep their motivation going, at a steady pace? I love it when my clients challenge me. If I’m not growing in my work, if I am comfortable where I […] The post Feeling Low? 28 Ways to Motivate Yourself Now appeared first on Prolific Living.

Trying to Keep a Resolution? Don’t Fall into This Common Trap.

Many of us make resolutions — at the New Year, and throughout the year.  For the most part, these resolutions involve habits; we want to make or break some important habit (read the Essential Seven here). To my surprise, as I was writing...Show More Summary

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