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An Important Warning If You Want to Find a Happy Relationship

Here’s An Important Warning If You Want to Find a Happy Relationship… Read on…

Are you always looking around for something better: a better job, a better apartment… a better relationship?

For example, let’s say you finally found a pretty great love catch. Do you still find yourself tempted to keep going back to that large online dating ocean, in hopes of finding an even bigger, better, more 100% perfect catch?

If so, your search for the better might be making your life worse.

And that’s not just my opinion — that’s the opinion of Barry Schwartz, Ph.D., psychology professor at Swarthmore College, and author [...]

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    when love hurts

    When love hurts… A Forbidden Topic… by Louisa Bishop

    (Whispering) Forbidden Topic. Proceed with Caution. Shhh…  (A guest blog by Louisa Bishop)

    I used to think that I was cursed.  I had somehow perfected the art of attracting the ‘biggest losers’ when it came to mate selection.  Although I now believe that there are no coincidences, my ‘aha’ moment came after  I was emotionally pummeled for the fifth time.  Finally, I was in enough pain to listen to my inner wisdom which gently informed me that the problem was not out there – with them.  The problem was me.  (Gasp!)  I would show up in each relationship as a happy [...]

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      Are You Sabotaging Yourself? by Kristin Barton Cuthriell

      Are you sabotaging yourself?

      If so, it is time to stop! Try treating yourself with kindness and see what happens.

      We often consciously (or unconsciously) sabotage ourselves because we do not think that we deserve to be successful in life. We may have made mistakes in the past that we have been unable (or unwilling) to forgive. We may self-sabotage by habitually selling ourselves short, thinking that our goals and dreams are unreachable. We may discount our own internal resources – and deny our own personal strengths. We may unconsciously sabotage situations and relationships that are really good for us.

      There are many [...]

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        If you have (or had) toxic relationships of any kind, read this now!

        Warning! This story includes a naughty word – however -  this word is necessary  – because its shock-value is what catapulted me to change my life. I share this naughty word now with only the most loving intentions – hoping it might be an empowering caffeinated jolt to any sleeping spirits out there!

        About a decade and a half ago I used to joke that for me all dating should be re-named ‘blind-dating” – and instead of saying I was “seeing someone right now” – I should be more honest, and say, “I’m dimly viewing someone.”

        I remember I was once “dimly [...]

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          Why Our Lives Are Like App Games – And That’s A Good Thing (Psssst…once you understand why, you can earn more “happiness points”!)

          Recently I played a few app games with my 3 year old son, Ari. Or at least we tried to play. There were no instructions. We did not know the mission of the game. Nor did we know how to get the most points to achieve whatever this mysterious mission might be. Where were we supposed to aim our avatar? At that flashing green thing? Or should we avoid it? Did the blue blobs earn more points than the red blobs – or vice versa? What was the point of earning points? What could we even get with them?

          Not knowing [...]

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            How To Be Lucky In Life – Even If You’re Not Lucky

            Lincoln was not a lucky guy.

            At age seven, he was forced to make money for his family.

            At nine, his mother passed, forcing him to work even harder.

            At twenty Lincoln lost his seemingly stable job as store clerk … and then by twenty-three he went into debt trying to become partner in a small store.

            Three years later, just as his store was picking up speed, his business partner died, leaving him in even more debt.

            At twenty-eight, after dating a girl for four years, he got up the gumption to propose. She said no.

            Later, when he did eventually marry, his son died [...]

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