Would you rather be kind or right?

Growing up, I felt that my intellect was valued and that it was always better to be right, to have the correct “answer” and to be seen as “smart”. In fact, the idea of being wrong was anathema to me! The older I got the more I realized that being right all the time didn’t…

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Fear

Sometimes we become paralyzed by fear. If we look at fear as False Evidence Appearing Real we are often able to see that what we are afraid of may not even be real to begin with knowing that we can often move on and face the task ahead. Find help for anxiety or fear…

Increase Happiness with an Attitude of Gratitude

Can practicing an attitude of gratitude actually contribute to a happier state of mind? The answer appears to be a resounding “yes”!   Science is providing the evidence that a practice of gratitude can shape our consciousness towards greater happiness.  Perhaps growing up you were told to, “Count your blessings”.  New studies show that this…

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Alcohol Abuse, Drinking & Driving, Alcohol Abuse

It seems that when people are sober they know that they should not drink and drive. However, once a person has consumed alcohol their perceptions of their driving abilities are not longer realistic. In order to best understand this, studies need to be made of people who are already under the influence. Fortunately, scientists have…

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Book Review: A Short Course In Happiness: Practical Steps To A Happier Life

My Coach, Lynda Wallace, is the author of a number one Best Seller in Self-Help on Amazon. I highly recommend her insightful, enjoyable and helpful read, A SHORT COURSE IN HAPPINESS, PRACTICAL STEPS TO A HAPPIER LIFE. For more information about Lynda’s book click here. “My emphasis is on the practical truths of happiness. So…

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Alcohol & Sexual Abuse in College

Alcohol use among college kids seems to be part of the college experience. What is frightening however, are the statistics that concern alcohol consumption and sex abuse on college campuses. Following are some sobering statistics as gathered by Robin Hattersley Gray. Between 20% and 25% of women will experience a completed and/or attempted rape during…

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3 Keys to Happiness in Daily Life

It doesn’t take a whole new routine to instill a dose of happiness into your day—but it does take a little self awareness. 1. Be grateful for the good & the bad. Research shows, grateful people are happy people. It’s also important to understand that happiness is not the absence of negative feelings. Gratitude is…

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