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Smiling Improves Mood – Become a Frequent Smiler

Becoming a Frequent Smiler – It Improves Your Mood Is there anyone not interested in finding simple ways to improve your mood? In these socially isolated times, with so many challenges we’re coming up against, it seems a no-brainer to want to feel more at ease and do what we can to improve our mood. Smiling is one (big, free, easy) way to lift yourself up. Here’s when it dawned on me, the inner reminder of the power of a smile… I was on Zoom call the other day with…

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midlife, personal growth

The Simple Secret to Happiness

The simple secret to happiness is something you already have access to. What if I told you that what stands between you and your potential for exuberant happiness was none other than… you. You are either thinking your way into misery or you’re opening your mind to your own limitless potential for joy. Sounds crazy, right? I’m not an expert and I certainly don’t have all of the answers. I’m on the same continued journey of self-discovery – uncovering my authentic self and finding more joy and purpose in my…

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How to Reshape Your Life in Chapter Two

You have the power to reshape your life. Whatever you wish you could reshape in your life, whether it’s your financial situation, your relationships, your general mood, or even the shape of your health – there are a few basic pieces of the path to get you there. And yes, you can get there. You can reshape any part of who you are if you can dream of her.  I’ve been reshaping my life over the past few years. Right after I hit fifty, it started. My desire to change…

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Forgot How to Have Fun?

Forgot how to have fun? It’s Time to Put it Back on Your To-Do List! Once you forget how to have fun, the rest of your life suffers. Think about it, when was the last time you had fun? I mean, the rip-snorting, laugh-so-hard-you-almost-pee-in-your-pants (or maybe you do) kind of fun. Can’t remember? I thought so. Fun is grossly underrated. We get so wrapped up in being serious. In being accountable. In doing all the things and collecting all the stuff, that we forget to have fun along the way.…

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How Self-Consciousness May Be Helping or Hurting You

We all have a certain amount of self-consciousness, but whether you are tapping into yours in a healthy way or not is something worth examining if you want to be genuinely happy. When we think of self-consciousness, we usually think of the awkward teenage phase when we felt like everything we said, or did, or wore, was under the judging eyes and ears of everyone else. Self-consciousness lessens as we get older. Maybe we’ve learned to be more comfortable being seen and heard over the decades. Maybe we’ve trained ourselves…

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Putting the law of attraction to the test

Putting the law of attraction to the test and finding out what’s to gain. Imagine if whatever you gave your energy and attention to would come back around to you. It’s not complicated nor is it magic and maybe it’s time you tested it out. You’ve probably heard of the law of attraction. Simply put, the law of attraction is the idea that we bring into our lives that which we focus on. The law of attraction became super popular after the book, The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, was published…

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