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Kristi Ling
Kristi Ling is a happiness strategist and life and business coach who helps people to create a foundation for more joy, peace, self-acceptance, and love in their lives. With an extensive background in personal development, communications, and business, as well as her own compelling story of resilience and healing, Kristi is a passionate, encouraging force for positive change. She's the author of the short eBook, Empower Your Day - How to Create More Happiness, Energy and Success Through Positive Mornings (a complimentary download on her site), and is currently working on her first full-length book, Operation Happiness, coming March 1st, 2016 from Rodale Books. You can keep up with her on Facebook, as well as her blog and workshops at

Entries by Kristi Ling

The Power of Re-Thinking Happiness -- TEDx Talk

(1) Comments | Posted August 5, 2015 | 11:10 AM

When it comes to our happiness, there are many misconceptions out there about what happiness actually is, and where to begin when it comes to creating a happier life overall. Becoming clear on what happiness truly is, changing your approach, and learning what works for you when it comes to...

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Important Reasons You Need a Vacation Now

(4) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 3:26 PM


The other day I spoke to a friend who told me she hadn't taken a vacation for over three years, and she felt completely burnt out. When I asked her why she'd gone so long without a break, she said she'd been super...

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When Your Heart Says, 'Hell No!' -- How to Step Out of a Bad Situation

(9) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 7:41 PM

I had a random little experience while visiting Paris earlier this month that was empowering, a little brave, crazy fun, and thought provoking -- all at the same time.

We had booked an afternoon tour to visit Monet's Gardens at Giverny, which I was looking forward to being a passionate...

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How We Are Failing Our Children When It Comes to Their Future Happiness

(9) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 6:56 PM

Until my early 30s, I'd gone my entire life until that point without truly knowing how to be happy. I'd struggled through all those years on a roller coaster of highs and lows, but never felt a settled overall sense of peace and joy that is the foundation of a...

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A Simple Secret for Living to 100 and Beyond

(2) Comments | Posted July 19, 2013 | 6:30 PM

Yesterday I was sitting in the peaceful waiting area at my gym, waiting for a massage appointment. Another woman sat down to my left just as two ladies entered arm in arm, one helping the other into a chair. When I saw their faces, I knew right away they were...

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3 Important Truths About Happiness

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 3:00 PM

If you ask ten different people how to achieve happiness, it's very likely you will receive ten different answers. Everyone has different views and thoughts about what makes them happy, and in some ways, it's definitely a uniquely personal journey. However, there are some universal keys and skills for living...

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Why You Must Forgive What You Think You Can't

(2) Comments | Posted June 21, 2012 | 2:30 PM

Healing and true peace begins with forgiveness. Most of us know this deep down, but it can be very challenging to remember and follow through when we feel wronged, or hurt in some way. True forgiveness, whether it's for yourself or someone else, takes strength, compassion, and the willingness to...

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Make Over Your Mornings: 7 Shifts to Create Better Days

(31) Comments | Posted January 15, 2012 | 11:25 AM

Snooze button. Waking up with thoughts racing about the day's to-do list. Snooze button again. Lying in bed feeling like you don't want to get up and face the over-scheduled day. Remembering the person who frustrated you last week, realizing you have no time for breakfast because you've already hit...

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3 Ways to Be Happier Now

(31) Comments | Posted October 7, 2011 | 9:40 AM

I really love my life! It wasn't always that way. It took a lot of hard work, important lessons and many shifts in perception to get to this place. I've learned to step into myself and who I truly am, and I've learned to get out of my own way.

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Five Secrets for Successful Business Networking

(1) Comments | Posted August 1, 2011 | 5:00 PM

With the climb in popularity over the last few years of social media platforms and online business networking, the popularity and number of in-person networking events have also increased, offering infinite opportunities for those who take the initiative to venture out and see what's happening in the business world, away...

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Avoiding Burnout: 7 Ideas for Happier Workdays

(14) Comments | Posted June 16, 2011 | 1:17 PM

We've all been there. That feeling of being overwhelmed and mentally exhausted from ever growing lists of tasks, messages, and emails demanding our energy and attention.

The drive for 50-hour+ workweeks, combined with technological advances that keep our mental gears constantly turning, has resulted in millions of over-caffeinated, sleep-deprived, burnt-out...

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A Sense of Community: Increase Your Joy by Getting Involved

(2) Comments | Posted May 9, 2011 | 4:37 PM

In today's light-speed, electronically connected world, we are bombarded daily by social media, text messages, email, voice mail, snail mail, tweets, event invitations, and somewhere among those, we try to find a little mental down time to keep our sanity.

How is it, that with all this social and...

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