I noticed all the spines of books littering my bedside table. It was as if my subconscious had been amassing the required reading list for "Marriage in your 40s."
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No, you really don't need that pink easy-bake oven.
Outer order contributes to inner calm.
We're all guilty of getting sucked into the black hole.
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All of these titles go great with sun and a splash of lemonade.
The best bloggers I know never run out of material to write about because the they never run out of things that fascinate them. And they are able to transmit that sense of wonderment onto the page.
Each person's list will differ. One person's commandment is to "Say yes," another person's commandment is to "Say no." You need to think about yourself, your values, your strengths and weaknesses, your interests.
My children make me happy for many reasons, of course. But it strikes me that one reason they make me happy is they encourage me to engage more deeply with the physical world.
Think writing a query letter is hard? Or the synopsis for a book that you hope to have published? Welcome to the next task in presenting your book to the world: the video book trailer.
The more I've thought about happiness, the more wary I've become of false choices. It's so easy to frame choices or attitudes in an either/or way, and yet, so often, that choice is misleading.
It's easy to expect that you "should" be able to deal with a particular situation, and of course, to a point, it's admirable to be flexible, to be low-maintenance.
New Year's Eve is just a few days away, and that means it's the season for resolutions. I'm a big believer in the power of small changes to make us happier.
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.
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.
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.
When you're annoyed or frustrated, ask yourself, "What exactlyis the problem here?" This rule seems so obvious that it's hard to explain why it's so tremendously helpful.
My adventures in happiness research led me to the concept of heuristics. Heuristics are "rules of thumb," the quick, common sense principles people apply to solve a problem or make a decision.
I've found out from long experience that several of the most popular strategies for boosting happiness don't actually work very well in the long term.
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