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WCME 051: How to find an Enneagram teacher you can trust - Pace Smith

The Enneagram’s the Wild West. Each sheriff says they know what’s best. Throw out what’s untrue, Find what works for you, And don’t get too stressed ’bout the rest! In the Enneagram community, there are lots of self-proclaimed “experts” who contradict each other. How can you choose who to learn from? Pace Explains who to […]

Darn It! I Missed the Longest Day of the Year. Again.

I love koans, paradoxes, teaching stories...and short passages from novels that seem to have a meaning just outside my understanding. I love collecting these. One of my favorites is from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. When Show More Summary

Choices Are Based on Feelings Not Value

New research explores the relationship between people's feelings and the choices they make.

A Little Happier: A Lucky Charm That Works Even If You Don’t Believe In It.

Back in episode 59 of our podcast, Elizabeth and I talked about the value of giving yourself a lucky charm. Relying on lucky charms is superstitious, but in fact, it actually works. Researchers have found that people who believe they...Show More Summary

Check Out These Examples of the Four Tendencies in Movies, TV Shows, & Books. Send More Examples!

Yes, I continue to be obsessed with the Four Tendencies framework I created. Just last night, at a dinner party, I expounded on my theory to both dinner partners, separately (one Upholder, one Questioner). Am I becoming a bore? Perhaps. If...Show More Summary

WCML 101: How to apologize (and how not to apologize) - Pace Smith

If you want to learn how to apologize With a method that doesn’t antagonize, The first step: undo What’s expected of you. Be intentional! Then you can customize. “I am unharmed” “I prefer it” The worst apology ever What do I get out of being right? Lying Lester and Honest Hal Live apology practice “I’m […]

I Wasn’t Too Old to Change After All

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Don’t Wait Till It’s Too Late to Simplify Your Life

Note: This is a guest post from Lisa Avellan of Creative Holistic Home.  Is it ever too late to simplify your life? Technically, no. You should start today. But practically speaking, there will come a time in all of our lives when we stare into the eye of a storm with one hand holding down the […]

Podcast 69: Give a Surprise Treat, a Conversation with Musician Moby, and Double Gold Stars.

It’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Update: Keep sending us those “happiness hacks!” They’re fascinating. To hear about my happiness hack, it’s in episode 64. Remember,  I’m doing weekly live videos on my Facebook Page about the podcast. Show More Summary

WCME 050: Personality Judo: Using the power of your personality type to work for you instead of against you - Pace Smith

The advice “Do self-work!”, oft dispensed, Is so true, but resistance gets tensed. Would it not be hype If you could use your type To work for you instead of against? “Personality Judo” is getting the power of your personality type to work for you instead of against you! Eventually we’ll all become enlightened and […]

The Days Are Long, But the Years Are Short: It’s My Daughter’s Junior Prom.

My older daughter took her last exam today, and tonight is her Junior Prom. So my day is consumed with various tasks that I’ve been assigned. It’s hard to believe she’s so grown-up! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: The days...Show More Summary

5 Life Lessons Learned After Divorce

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A Little Happier: There’s No Magic, One-Size-Fits-All Solution for Happiness or Good Habits.

Have you ever read the phrase the “Procrustean bed?” In Greek mythology, Procrustes was a bandit who forced travelers to fit into his iron bed — whether by stretching out their bodies or chopping off their limbs. The “Procrustean bed” comes up a lot in the area of happiness and habits. Show More Summary

The More of Less Book Tour—West Coast Edition

Today, I am embarking on a West Coast Tour (10 cities) to promote my new book, The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own (Barnes and Noble | Amazon). I’ll be excited to have my family with me. And a number of special guests joining me along the way as well. Each event will provide opportunity for […]

Win Big, Look Good With The Exclusive Fitbit Surge Giveaway

Do you want to feel younger, fitter, happier, and have more zest for life? What if I told you there’s a medicine that would make your skin glow, sharpen your mind, lift your spirits, and make your body look ten years younger? You’d be...Show More Summary

Why Should the Bee Imitate the Beaver? Because Beavers Play at Their Work.

“From beavers, bees should learn to mend their ways. A bee works; a beaver works and plays.” –American proverb (allegedly–I’ve never heard this proverb before!), Oxford Treasury of Sayings & Quotations One of the aspects of my life that makes me happiest is that I do the same thing for work that I do for play. Show More Summary

How I Found New Power In My Mistakes

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How to Find Beauty From Grief

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10 Ways to Start Over and Create an Authentic Life

After my divorce, I was at the lowest point of my life. I had gone from married, professional and homeowner to divorced, jobless and homeless. (To clarify, I didn’t find myself on the streets, but I didn’t have a permanent address, either.) The past few years involved a slow and steady journey to rock bottom. Show More Summary

WCML 100: What have we learned in the past 3 years? - Pace Smith

We’ve stumbled, we’ve triumphed, we’ve blundered. We’ve held hands, we’ve learned, and we’ve wondered. Today, here’s the best of 3 years, all compressed, To celebrate podcast 100! How have we grown spiritually over the past 3 years? How has our business changed over the past 3 years? Kyeli’s epic healing journey treasure hunt How has […]

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