Category Archives for Parenting

7 Warnings to College Graduates for Happiness and Health

Even if you’re not a college graduate, chances are you know one. If you are a college grad, you need help. You’ve learned a lot, but you’d admit–at least in private–that you have some wisdom to gain. If you know a college grad–if you’ve earned their trust–you can offer wisdom you’ve picked up from life’s […]

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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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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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5 Things You Can Do Today for Happier New Year

Are you relying on other people to make you happier? What if you could take some simple actions to have a happier new year? Maybe you’ve wished for more compliments or quality time from your spouse. A better job. Less stress. More money. Respect from your children. I occasionally get caught in that trap. All […]

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5 Keys to Making Your Home the Happiest Place on Earth

As a child, I visited Disneyland several times. My home was less than 30 minutes away from the amusement park marketed as “The Happiest Place on Earth.” Other relatives lived nearby. My Uncle Rod once had a job as a cast member–an Indian paddling a canoe around Tom Sawyer’s Island. My mom’s cousin spent a season […]

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