Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness with Harvesting HappinessIn this 4th step to finding your H-factor we learn that showing a random, yet practical act of kindness will lead us another step towards happiness. Remember when a coworker bought you coffee and surprised you at work? What about …

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Optimize Greener Pastures

IMG_6625Have you just had one of those days, weeks, months or even years where nothing seems to be going right? Are you struggling to pay your monthly bills, dreading the in-laws coming to visit, or having a hard time fitting …

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Spirituality, Sense of Purpose, and Faith

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“Purpose is the conscious choice of what, where, and how to make a positive contribution to our world. It is the theme, quality or passion we choose to center our lives around.” Richard Lieder

One of the most common questions …

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It’s Time To Develop Your Leadership Abilities

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Leadership is an important trait because those that can lead others effectively can accomplish wonderfully valuable accomplishments.  Positive leadership is the foundation for successful endeavors all the way from the family unit to an entire country.

Do you see yourself …

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WANTED: Humor and Playfulness

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Humor and playfulness are two traits that everyone ought to value and incorporate more of in their lives.  Haven’t you ever been around someone who had a cheerful heart and made you laugh and feel good every time you ran …

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Forgiveness and Mercy Sitting In a Tree…

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The value of mercy and forgiveness is significant but many people fail to recognize this.  Have you ever held onto a grudge or refused to forgive someone that hurt you terribly? How did that make you feel? Angry? Bitter? Resentful? …

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Citizenship and Teamwork Build A Happy World

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Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. Michael Jordan

When people come together for a common cause, there is strength in the numbers and powerful change can occur. Trying to accomplish things alone can be tough, …

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Are Your Self-Control and Self-Regulation Muscles Flabby Or Fit?

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“Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.”
― ThucydidesThe History of the Peloponnesian War

The traits of self-control and self-regulation are vital to one’s success in any area of life, …

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Unleash The Amazing Power of Gratitude In Your Life

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“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
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Marcel Proust

Understanding the power of gratitude will unleash wonderful abundance in your life. Many successful and thriving …

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Learn the Art of Appreciating Beauty and Excellence

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A thing of beauty is a joy forever.”  John Keats

Have you ever witnessed a scenic view so beautiful that it brought tears to your eyes? Or perhaps you’ve listened to a song whose beauty overwhelmed you. Has …

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Immodesty Might Get You Some Attention, But Not the Kind You Really Crave

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“Immodest and attractive is easy. Modest and repulsive is easy too.
But modest and attractive is an art form.”

― Douglas Wilson5 Paths to the Love of Your Life: Defining Your Dating Style

Modesty is such a needed …

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Hope, Optimism, and Future-Mindedness Are Yours For The Taking

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Sometimes life throws some curve balls at you when you least expect it.  You’re flowing along nicely when some sort of negative event or tragedy strikes.  You might be tempted to get discouraged and stay there, but that won’t do …

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Fairness, Equity, and Justice for ALL

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 “One man’s justice is another’s injustice.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have you ever experienced injustice? Were you blamed for something that you clearly did not do? Did you fail to get picked to be part of a team because the leader …

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Caution, Prudence and Discretion: Three Words To Live By

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“Prudence is the footprint of Wisdom.”
― Amos Bronson Alcott

Humanity could sure use more discretion and prudence, as many people simply either aren’t aware of the impact of their words or they don’t really care. Prudence and discretion mean …

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Are You Only Courageous In Your Dreams?

 

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Don’t you love to watch movies that have the courageous man or woman who is full of valor and bravery to battle darkness and danger victoriously?  You kind of fall in love with their resolve to be brave no …

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Awaken Your Brain Power And Develop A Fiery Love of Learning

learning istockHave you ever been bored out of your mind?  What did you end up doing? Watching television or play a video game? Call a friend? Everyone gets bored sometimes and there is nothing necessarily wrong with that, but if boredom …

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Veterans, Suicide Prevention + Our Nation’s Call of Duty

miltearEvery hour, one of our Veterans commits suicide. Although suicide affects Americans across all age brackets, demographics, genders and races, our Veterans are experiencing it at an alarming rate that continues to climb year in and year out. Since 2001, …

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