How to Start a Gratitude Journal: 5 Easy Steps to Be Happier

Learning how to start a gratitude journal can help you lower blood pressure, protect you from illness, and boost your happiness and well-being. Practicing gratitude can also improve your relationships at home, and at work, by making you more helpful, generous and cooperative. These are just a few of the benefits of gratitude journaling discovered […]

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7 Days to Double Your Happiness and Decrease Depression

What if you could decrease depression and as much as double your happiness for up to 6 months? What if you could achieve it with only a small amount of effort each day for a week? Top researchers in the field of positive psychology say you can. Without spending a dime on psychotherapy or medications! Practice […]

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Take this Personality Test to Find Your Character Strengths

Check this out! If you discover your character strengths, then use one of your top 5 character strengths in a new way each day, you can increase happiness and lower depression. One study showed the positive effects of this exercise lasting for 6 months! I’m pretty good at recognizing my character flaws. I’ve always needed […]

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21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes about Trusting God

Trusting God doesn’t come easy. We can’t see, touch, or hear His voice — at least not in the same way we do the humans in our life. That’s where the experiences of others are helpful. When I see how God’s kept His word for others, it encourages me. The Bible is the best source […]

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8 Daily Habits for a Happier, Healthier and Productive Life

To live a happier, healthier and productive life, I’ve cultivated 8 daily habits. These habits enable me to begin each day with purpose so I won’t exist merely for the convenience of others. The way we use the first few hours of the morning lays the foundation for the rest of the day. Failure to lay a […]

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7 Bad Habits of Introverted Parents and How to Break Them

Introverted parents deeply love their children. But introverted parents can develop some bad habits that may hurt them and their children. If you’re an introverted parent, you and your child are both better off to be aware of your bad habits–you need to break them. I speak from experience. I’m an introverted parent. And I’m the child of two […]

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7 Secrets to a Long and Happy Marriage for Christian Couples

The bottom line is Christian couples divorce. There are probably as many variations on the rate of divorce among Christians as there are Christian denominations. Marriage in Trouble So, what’s the secret to a long and happy marriage for Christian couples that make it to the finish line? Marriages often sail into stormy seas within a […]

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Why Your Life Story Has Enormous Power

You have a life story. We all do. How significant is your story? Perhaps you wish you had a different story. Maybe you even wish you could live someone else’s story. My story has had some challenging and painful chapters. I’m sure yours does, too. It’s easy to look around and see other stories that […]

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4 Essential Spiritual Benefits of Physical Exercise

About the time my pastor stood up in front of the church to deliver his sermon, I’d start to feel sleepy. The pastor’s message was interesting, but no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t keep my eyes open. I’d fall asleep, only to wake up when I’d feel my head fall toward my chest. Part of […]

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God, Bless this Food? 3 Hidden Dangers of Saying Grace

Have you ever seen someone pray for God’s blessing, saying grace on a fat-filled, sugar-laced plate of processed food? Maybe that’s person is you. Faithful and Fat? Do you ever wonder why Christians get fat and sick? Do you want to be healthier? I thought I was doing well. As a vegetarian I ate healthier […]

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