greatestgift

Finding Strength By Exploring Weakness You may have heard it before—your greatest gift often comes from exactly what you think your biggest weakness is. They are usually two sides of the same coin. Take neediness for example. Being needy sucks—the needy person feels like someone else holds the key to…

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thatsgay

“That’s Gay” Is Not OK Take Responsibility In A Loving Way The other day I was on a modeling shoot with some high school girls, and I noticed one of them say, “That’s gay,” in a derogatory way. For whatever reason, I did not say anything the first time. Then…

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happytexas

Living the Happy Paradox Overcome the Cultural Bias that Equates Happiness with Progress Within a few years, your iPhone is outdated. Within a few months, the newest hit song is overplayed. And within a week, the big reveal from Game of Thrones is old news. It is easy to get caught up…

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Circling

A New Meditation Builds Awareness, Authenticity, and Aliveness There is a new meditation practice called “Circling.” It is amazing for many reasons. Here are eleven of them: It is the most powerful tool for personal transformation I have encountered in a decade… (but has no goal other than to be…

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friend-boundaries

Communicate Authentically to Find a Fierce Love Beyond Social Niceness Dear Jordan: “How the heck do I communicate to an acquaintance that I’m willing to be friendly, but I have no desire to invite her to events or spend time with her? Isn’t that insincere? But if my only other…

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images

With Byron Katie’s The Work “In 1986 Katie was a mother of three, on her second marriage and had spent a decade falling into depression, agoraphobia, overeating and addiction to codeine and alcohol. They say she rarely left her bed and grew so paranoid that she sometimes slept with a…

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nature-for-happiness

Examining The Science of Nature + Happiness “Imagine a therapy that had no known side effects, was readily available, and could improve your cognitive functioning at zero cost. Such a therapy has been known to philosophers, writers, and laypeople alike: interacting with nature […] these effects have recently been documented.” [1] …

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proud-of-USA

Why We Love the USA Paying taxes is not usually associated with happiness—especially when one starts thinking about how much of their hard work contributes to the ineptitudes and inefficiencies of governing nearly 317,000,000 people. Yet this season, instead of griping about taxes, I decided to consider how my earnings…

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nothingwrongwithyou

Why I Do Not Believe In Pathology & How this Affects Happiness and Spiritual Awakening  There is nothing wrong with you. There is nothing wrong with your life. Despite what I tell you, despite what advertisements tell you, despite the idea of enlightenment, despite all of the changes you want…

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