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I Now Pronounce You Happy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

The good news is that not every unexpected experience has been about escaping death. Instead, several have brought unexpected lessons for a happier life. Three recent lessons have proven themselves to be particularly happiness-building. I present them to you now..

Stuck? Don't 'Try Harder'...Do This Instead

Lamisha Serf-Walls | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Lamisha Serf-Walls

Trying too hard pushes the thing you want to achieve, further away. By forcing it and trying desperately to make it work, you cut off the flow of inspiration and energy. You allow frustration to settle in and when that happens, the fight gets harder.

Don't Worry... Be Crappy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Over the years I've gotten pretty good at being pretty crappy at some things. To be clear, I hate being crappy at things. It's not my intention, it's frustrating. But I also know that sometimes it's just necessary.

How To Tackle Life's Little Frustrations

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Know that life will hand you a stink every once in a while. Accept and feel your stink. Respond to it and remember it. And know that life's stinks are just part of the game. And you can handle it just fine.

The Messy, Imperfect Blog Post

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Reflect on the lessons you've learned recently. Reflect on what you might want to change. Reflect on how you might bust out of your comfort zone to get there. Be imperfect. But be real. Know that's the best way to be. And know that, in the end, it will all be fine.

The Right Question To Ask When Something Feels Wrong

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Figure out what you truly believe and make a choice that works for you.

Are You Stuck in the 'Resistance Syndrome'?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Do you find yourself stuck in your life, resisting doing what you really need to do? There is a good reason for this. Did you learn when you were gro...

Unexpected Lessons From the Tortured Artist in Room #5

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Learn from the guy -- from his self-awareness, his willingness to move on, and his ability to make his life better by finding support, creating something, and learning from others. Channel the parts of Van Gogh that work for you and create an even better story for yourself because of it.

The Completely Avoidable Way We Mess Things Up

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Promise that we will -- literally and figuratively -- take our foot off the gas pedal when we feel ourselves getting sloppy. Which will help us avoid hurting ourselves, our reputations, and our beloved modes of transportation.

The Problem With Your Problem Solver

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.22.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Today's blog has been written while in the midst of an emotional whirlwind. The culprit behind the chaos? An impending, temporary move overseas.

The Unexpected Leadership Lesson From My Very Italian, Very New York Mother

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Mama said it best. Read the room. Take a beat to read non-verbals and feel the energy of a situation before you launch into your own needs. Then act accordingly.

5 Questions the World's Most Successful People Ask Themselves

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

Uber-successful people ride the waves of life with grace and ease, instead of fighting against the current and pushing in directions that are closed off. Relax into the natural rhythm of your life and watch your dreams come true.

Why You Can Handle Anything. Seriously.

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

We think these people are so together when they're not; that they have no fear of looking stupid when they do; that they have confidence every minute of every day when they don't.

Profit From the Positive: 5 Strategies For Success At Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Stress and burnout aren't going away in our workplace, and as employees and businesses continue to manage in a culture of doing more with less, new, cutting edge tools are needed to help drive productivity, engagement, and results.

Rashida Jones' First Post-'Parks' Job

Posted 08.07.2013 | TV

Rashida Jones may be leaving "Parks and Recreation" after the first 13 episodes of Season 6, but she's already got another job lined up. Sadly, it's n...

Accused Thief Gets Caught In Grease Trap And Other Sticky Situations (VIDEOS)

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.24.2013 | Weird News

This was not a good time to get stuck in a rut, or a tire, a grease trap or a rail. Yet, it was a good time for weird news-lovers who want to know ...

Have You Made It Okay to Fail?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Life changes when you make it okay to fail. To me, the only true failure is not making an effort toward what brings you joy, and the only way you can do this is by making it okay to fail.

You Need A Better Story

Justin Buzzard | Posted 08.06.2013 | Books
Justin Buzzard

I've noticed that my tendency (and the tendency of everyone on the planet) is to solve stuck by doing something. We set new goals, write a to-do list, read a self-help book, and try to get un-stuck. Now, there's some merit to this. We certainly need to take action.

Impediments to Creativity

Bradley Foster | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

To make creativity work for you it's important to nurture your creativity, learn how to discern great ideas from ephemeral ones, consciously create a container for your thoughts, keep focused until you see the idea through and take responsibility and value your ideas.

The Praying Mantis: Same Word, New Interpretation

Amanda Slavin | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Slavin

For so long, I made up excuses and said I was stuck, I was convinced I made wrong choices, I was convinced I was not good enough, but those are all interpretations of stories I created in my head.

‘Half-Truths' That Are Holding You Back

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

Being polite often means not communicating how we really feel. We swallow the truth to keep our jobs, our friends and to maintain the peace in the family. It's likely better that way, but when it comes to figuring out next career and life moves, half-truths will keep you stuck.

4 Questions Life Coaches Want You To Ask Yourself

Posted 04.08.2013 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Ellie Gordon, a personal and executive life coach, helps us figure out what we really need to be thinking about when we’re lookin...

How To Make Your Next Relationship More Successful Than The Last

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2013 | Divorce
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

We, as humans, are creatures of habit. But while patterns and rituals are typically helpful in maximizing brain space, certain patterns in our relationships don't usually serve us.

What Are You Waiting For? Make Changes in Your Life Today!

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

If only you were less stressed, had more free time, or felt better in general with respect to a certain life area -- what changes would you now make in your life?

So You've Broken Your New Year's Resolutions... Now What?

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Now that you know what resolutions you won't keep, which ones are you now actually ready -- no, more importantly committed -- to stick to and make happen for you?