27 Ways to Simplify Your Life and Focus on What’s Important

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Let’s face it!  Life can be complicated. And noisy. There’s information everywhere. Cutter all around us. Decisions to be made. Many of us live life in an overwhelmed state. Always reacting to things, and not really living the life we want to be living. As a result, we walk around with emotions such as anxiety, … Read more

Optimist Creed: The Key to a Life of Health and Happiness?

If you want a better life, learn the Optimist Creed! Okay, maybe that statement is a bit hyperbolic. The optimist’s creed is a great guide for both greater success and happiness in life. But you can be an optimist and never have even heard of the optimist’s creed. The creed itself is just a nice … Read more

168 Reasons To Give Thanks

The power of thanks can be a key to happiness.

Whether you give thanks regularly or just on special occasions, taking time to be grateful reaps many rewards.

Gratitude is both a skill and a personality trait – with time, it develops and matures.

Six months ago when I began my journey, each night was a struggle – it took an effort to come up with things to write in my gratitude journal.

In the spirit of this holiday, I wanted to see how much that had changed.

I just spent the past 2 hours in intense meditation, coming up with as many reasons to be thankful as I could.

There was only one criteria – did thinking about the item generate feelings of positive emotion? If yes, it was put on the list.

I ended up 168 items. Wow, does 2 hours of continuous gratitude practice feel great!

But just two or three items is enough. If you're feeling adventurous, write a handwritten thank you note.

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