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06/12/2014 09:28 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Powerful Head Games Only Your Own Brain Can Play

By Leigh Newman

Here are the ways we silently -- and secretly -- discourage ourselves from doing the things that would make us the happiest.

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Leigh Newman is the books editor of Oprah.com and the author of the memoir Still Points North.

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