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One Hard Thing You Must Admit Before Your Life Slips Away

NEW BOOK ALERT: This post is a direct excerpt from the Self-Love & Self-Worth section of our brand new book, “1000 Little Habits of Happy, Successful Relationships“. Let’s start with a story that Marc wrote about the night we met . . . She has light brown hair, a seductive smile, and the most engaging set of hazel-green eyes I’ve ever seen.  It’s...

20 Things to Remember When Rejection Hurts

(NEW BOOK ALERT: This post is a direct excerpt from the Self-Love & Self-Worth section of our forthcoming book, “1000 Little Habits of Happy, Successful Relationships“.) Be OK with walking away. Rejection teaches you how to reject what’s not right for you. As you look back on your life, you will realize that many of the times you thought you...

10 Things You Do NOT Need to Be Happier in Life

Saying yes to happiness means learning to say no to the desires that drain you. They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for. I don’t think anything could be closer to the truth, and yet all too often we find ways of complicating things for ourselves. We look...

10 Things to Remember About Toxic Family Members

(NEW BOOK ALERT: This post is a direct excerpt from the Children & Family section of our forthcoming book, “1000 Little Habits of Happy, Successful Relationships“.) Family is supposed to be our safe haven. Sometimes, however, it’s the place where we find the deepest heartache. Letting go of (or breaking up with) a toxic friend, boyfriend,...

20 Things to Stop Letting People Do to You (Setting Boundaries in Relationships 101)

Be with those who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you. This past Saturday, while we were enjoying a safe and peaceful backyard barbecue at our friend Sara’s house, her 16-year-old foster child, Cody, received an unexpected visit from his biological mother – a woman who has been in and out of prison and rehab her whole life. Although...

9 Good Signs You’re in the Right Relationship

(NEW BOOK ALERT: This post is a direct excerpt from the Boundaries & Expectations section of our forthcoming book, “1000 Little Habits of Happy, Successful Relationships“.) It’s not always where you are in life, but who you have by your side that matters. “How do I know if I’m in the right relationship or not?” This is one of the most common...

40 Regrets You Don’t Want to Have in 40 Years

“Time was passing like a hand waving from a train I wanted to be on… I hope you never have to think about anything as much as I think about you.” ? Jonathan Safran Foer This morning, like he has every morning for the past decade, my 89-year-old grandfather picked a fresh wild flower on his morning walk and took it to my grandmother.  This morning,...

11 Easy Ways to Uncomplicate Your Life

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” — Clare Boothe Luce Let’s start off here with a simple question: What does your perfect day look and feel like? Visualizing your perfect day is important not necessarily because it will be a recurring reality, but because it’s crucial to understand what a simple life — or an “uncomplicated life” —...

20 Tough Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit Right Now

We all struggle.  We all suffer on the inside.  Every day… We worry.We procrastinate.We feel overwhelmed.We feel angry.We feel lonely.We don’t feel good enough.We wish we were more fit.We wish we had more money.We wish our jobs were different.We wish our relationships were different.We think post-COVID life should be ‘back to normal’ again. And yet,...

7 Mantras that Will Stop You from Taking Things Personally

Don’t let the drama of today bring you down.  Keep calm when stress or negativity surrounds you.  Breathe, and let calmness be your superpower.  The ability to not overreact or take things personally always gives you the upper hand. Remind yourself that people are toxic to be around when they believe everything happening around them is a direct assault...

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