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Relationships Take Work (But Not In the Way You Think)

Have you heard of the seven-year itch?  The classic ter […] The post Relationships Take Work (But Not In the Way You Think) appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

WCML 052: Standing strong in the face of opposition, with Lisa Robbin Young - Pace Smith

It’s hard to give up “success” by everyone else’s standards to choose success by your own standards. Here’s how Lisa did it. Highlights: The story of how Lisa almost died “God is in me, as me.” -Eat, Pray, Love Is a near-death experience a requirement for transformation? how to know if the hard you’re struggling […]

Podcast 20: Very Special Episode! Featuring Great Comments from Our Listeners.

It’s Wednesday — time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Yes, it’s the Very Special Episode! (I’ve always loved that phrase so very happy to have an excuse to use it.) We’ve had such terrific comments from listeners that we wanted to give everyone a chance to hear from everyone else. Show More Summary

WCME 003: A conversation with Amanda, a One (Reformer) - Pace Smith

We talk with Amanda about her experience of being a sexual One. Thank you, Amanda, for sharing what it’s like to be you! If you enjoyed this episode, would you be so kind as to leave us a review? You can find us by going to the Podcast page in iTunes and searching for “wild […]

WCME 002: Change CAN be easy, with Andrea Isaacs - Pace Smith

Andrea Isaacs will show you how to physically embody the strength of each Enneagram type, proving that change can be easy! Yes, it totally works over audio; I tried it myself during the podcast! Highlights: EnneaMotion embodying “8 energy” doing EnneaMotion in a wheelchair “Our comfort zone is where our personality lies.” -Andrea Isaacs emotional […]

Secrets of Adulthood: Hell Is Other People. Heaven Is Other People.

From Further Secrets of Adulthood: Hell is other people. Heaven is other people. Ancient philosophers and contemporary scientists agree: to be happy, we need relationships. We need enduring, intimate bonds; we need to be able to confide;...Show More Summary

Tylenol Blunts Positive Emotions Too

A while back, I wrote a blog entry on studies demonstrating that acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol) can dampen people’s responses to negative events. So, if you experience social pain, you may actually be able to medicate yourself for it in the same way that you take pain killers for a headache.

5 Ways Travel Changed How I See Myself

Travel has been known to change lives. In books like Ea […] The post 5 Ways Travel Changed How I See Myself appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

5 reasons you must write down your goals

Today a guest post from Farouk.  For those of you who like to have goals, and reach them.   All people have goals that they want to reach but some people just never pursue those goals. I kept searching for the reasons that motivate people to reach their goals and ones that prevent others from […]

A Letter to Immigrant Parents to America

Dear Immigrant, Hello. I am an immigrant too, a first generation immigrant to the US where my family and I have called home since August 7th, 1989. I was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. When I went to highschool in South Carolina, nobody...Show More Summary

Why This Scene from Game of Thrones Made Me Happy

I’m a big fan of (A) Game of Thrones — the books (I’ve read them all twice) and the TV show. And, of course, the Coldplay musical. Of everything I’ve ever written, the phrase, “The days are long, but the years are short” from The Happiness...Show More Summary

How Chasing Joy Changed My Life

“It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what mak […] The post How Chasing Joy Changed My Life appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

Do Less and Live More

Note: This is a guest post from Melissa of Melissa Camara Wilkins. “How are you?” How many times do you hear that every week? We all know not to answer “fine.” Fine isn’t a thoughtful answer. Fine means we didn’t think about the question. Instead we have another default answer, don’t we? We’re busy. We’re all […]

Near misses are motivating

Modern slot machines are fascinating devices. Most of them are not mechanical, they are electronic. That means that you pull the lever (or press a button) and the machine draws a random number that determines whether you have won. After that, the machine displays a show on the screen that ultimately lets you see whether you won.

Step One to Inner Peace

I have been focused on growth for as long as I can reme […] The post Step One to Inner Peace appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

WCME 001: An introduction to the awesomeness of the Enneagram - Pace Smith

What is the Enneagram, and how can it help you live a wild, crazy, meaningful life? Highlights: What is the Enneagram? How can the Enneagram help you? The usual error A taste of each of the 9 Enneagram types If you enjoyed this episode, would you be so kind as to leave us a review? […]

Finding My Passion And Finally Learning How to Live

“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished […] The post Finding My Passion And Finally Learning How to Live appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

The Enneagram: 9 Paths to Personal and Spiritual Growth

Illustration by Kelly Kingman, graphic recorder The Enneagram is a system for identifying which path your soul is on in its journey toward Oneness. There are 9 possible paths that a human soul can take (“ennea” is Greek for “nine”), and once you know which path you’re on, the Enneagram can point you in the […]

How Does Physical Experience Affect Learning?

Go to a typical classroom, and it looks like a show. A teacher stands in front of the room. The teacher talks and demonstrates things from the front of the room. Unlike a show at a theater, the audience (the students) do get a chance to talk on occasion. But, most of the work students do is done from their seats.

Podcast 19: Enjoy the Fun of Failure, an Interview with TV Anchor Dan Harris, and Plane-Ticket Pain.

It’s Wednesday — time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” First, a quick digression: do you try to say “Rabbit, rabbit,” on the first day of the month? I do, and today I remembered. Yay. Thanks again to everyone who contacted us with a comment for our next episode, the Very Special Episode where we’ll feature our listeners. Show More Summary

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