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Entries by Gretchen Rubin from 09/2010

To Make a Friend, Ask Someone for a Favor

| Posted 09.06.2010 | Healthy Living

Asking for a favor is a sign of intimacy and trust. It shows that you feel comfortable being indebted to someone.

Trying to Make a Tough Decision? Try Asking Yourself the 5 Fateful Questions

| Posted 09.07.2010 | Healthy Living

When I'm reluctant to take a risk or face something uncomfortable, I ask myself these five questions. They help me think clearly about a situation.

8 Pieces of Advice From My Sister, the Sage

| Posted 09.10.2010 | Healthy Living

My sister Elizabeth Craft is a sage. Every time I talk to her, I keep a pen and paper handy so I can write down her words of wisdom.

Balanced Life: Be Nice, It Matters

| Posted 09.13.2010 | Healthy Living

I was about to get a promotion. My boss said sternly, "Be polite and be fair. Then you'll do fine." I've always remembered that.

7 Ways to Avoid Procrastinating (PHOTOS)

| Posted 09.16.2010 | Healthy Living

We all have to make ourselves do things that we just don't want to do. Here are seven tricks to help you power through those unwanted tasks.

Make a Joke of It: Difficult, But Effective

| Posted 09.24.2010 | Healthy Living

Although we often assume that feelings inspire actions, in fact, actions also inspire feelings. By pushing myself to act happier, I make myself feel happier.

7 Tips for Keeping School Day Mornings Calm and Cheery

| Posted 09.27.2010 | Healthy Living

I want a calm, unrushed, cheerful morning -- not one with lots of whining, yelling and searching for misplaced items. (And that's just me!)

The Value of Connecting With Others for True Happiness

| Posted 09.30.2010 | Healthy Living

One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy. One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.