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mistrust

Mistrust is Self-Fulfilling

Mistrust is Self-Fulfilling

When it comes to establishing and maintaining relationships, is it better for you to start with mistrust or to extend the benefit of the doubt with reasonable caution as you emphasize what you appreciate about another person?  The answer will determine the quality of your relationships. The Gottman’s Get It John Gottman predicts relationship longevity

make gratitude your attitude

How to Make Gratitude Your Attitude

We all know that gratitude is a good thing.  We all crave the appreciation that comes from those who see the best in us, who express their gratitude for our contribution to their lives.  Be that person for others.  But more importantly, if you want this from others, start by being your own best friend.

optimism

Optimism is Good for Your Health

If you embrace optimism as a lifestyle, you know why researchers have found that optimists are sick less and live longer than pessimists. But what exactly is optimism?  The word “optimism” comes from the Latin word optimus, meaning “best,” which is what optimists look for in situations and people.  They tend to believe, expect or hope

off the grid

How They Live Off the Grid

About 400 people are making life off the grid to be a great way to live on this island near Vancouver, BC in Canada. Not everyone lives in a cabin.  See how some have all the pleasures of home through solar power and other innovations, while some on the island live much as you would

resilience

The Science of Resilience

We all need to understand resilience because we all experience loss, setbacks, and change that rocks our world.  No one is immune from this. Yet science reveals so key insights that anyone can learn to be more resilient. For example, each positive thought creates momentum that helps to move us out of emotional ditches.  A

unbelievable coincidences

Mind Blown: 15 Unbelievable Coincidences

Lincoln and JFK are linked in strangely unbelievable ways?  Yes, and wait until you hear about the man who stopped a baby from being killed as it dropped from a high rise building once, then again a year later.  Different baby, but you get the picture. These unbelievable coincidences will make you wonder about your

lies and more lies

50 Lies We Can Stop Believing

As a friend of mine use to say, don’t let the truth stand in the way of a good story.  The problem is, when we believe a lie, it has consequences.  Why not learn the truth about these 50 common lies and be that much smarter? 50 Lies We No Longer Need to Believe

self love

Daring Experiment in Self Love

She stripped down to her underwear in a busy marketplace to make a point we all need to get; that we are all worthy of love and to ditch the idea that we must have a perfect body to experience self love. What did she do?  She did something that I wouldn’t do; wearing only

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