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2011 18/Mar

Welcome to Forgiveness Friday! For the next several weeks, we are going to focus on forgiveness on this last day of the workweek. Why? Because forgiveness is so important to our happiness! Let’s start by looking more closely at what forgiveness is, versus what it is not. If forgiveness is the other F-word for you, […]

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2011 17/Mar

Happy that you are having a baby?  For many women, this is a time of pure joy. But for others, distress can prevail.  And not only is that tough to deal with, but anxiety and depression can also impact your baby’s health (from premature birth to problems even into early school years). A new study […]

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2011 15/Mar

Oh how I love that the Wall Street Journal had a cover story today on happiness!  In it, there was much discussion on the difference between hedonism and eudaimonic, which is such a vital distinction. Hedonism refers to short-term pleasure, such as buying the newest gadget or getting a raise.  It is usually short-lived, like […]

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2011 9/Mar

How’s your mommy guilt? A new study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior offers even more evidence that mommy guilt is alive and thriving.  The authors of the study evaluated how often workers were contacted about work-related matters when they were home: by email, text or phone. The results were different for […]

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2010 9/Nov

The amazing Marina Khidekel wrote a fun article in this month’s Bride’s magazine entitled “10 Shocking Secrets of the First Year of Marriage.”  And I had the pleasure of being interviewed for this piece. Here are a few of the nuggets she shares: THE SHOCK: You’ll gain a little love weight. You’ve been dieting since […]

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2010 19/Oct

Having friends is not just important when you are a kiddo have have lots of time to play.  Research shows that having friends not only makes you happier, but also improves your health and helps you live longer. The amazing Kristin Chessman so kindly interviewed me for her article on 5 steps to a health […]

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2010 19/Jul

Allure Magazine this month featured 39 great tips to boost your self-confidence. For those of you familiar with the Happiness Prescription, you know that believing in yourself is a vital component to being happy. Many thanks to Danielle Pergament for including me in this wonderful article!  Here are my top 7 favorites (but they are […]

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2010 1/Jul

As a kid I remember having memorized parts of the Declaration of Independence (as well as many Shel Silverstein poems). In celebration of our country’s independence, here is an excerpt: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that […]

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2010 29/Jun

As the 4th of July weekend approaches, many people will be facing the F word: Family. Family get-togethers and reunions can be a time of joy for some and overwhelming dread for others. The amazing Marina Khidekel wrote a wonderful article in July 5th edition of Woman’s World (on stands now) providing terrific steps to […]

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2010 7/Jun

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s book Delivering Happiness is having its launch party tonight in Vegas. I wrote about Tony and Zappos in “A Happy You” in Chapter W: Win-Wins. Here is what I wrote: Consider the philosophy of Zappos, the on-line shoe store. They have developed the ultimate win-win in business. CEO Tony Hsieh has […]

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