Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Hundred Days to Happiness: Enjoy Every Bite

When I talk to my patients about their diets, I give them the facts, but I’m also a realist. If I tell a man with diabetes never to eat chocolate, he’ll either feel guilty when he does or he won’t … Continue reading

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A Hundred Days to Happiness: Laugh at Yourself Today

Sometimes we take ourselves too seriously. We all make mistakes, and most of the time, we feel bad about them and bad about ourselves. When we’ve played the fool, it seems natural to feel embarrassed. Your happiness exercise for today … Continue reading

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A Hundred Days to Happiness: Laugh Out Loud

LOL is the texting abbreviation for “laughing out loud”, but I suspect that we use this acronym more often than we actually do the real thing. That’s pretty sad, and since my blog is all about happiness – in your … Continue reading

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A Hundred Days to Happiness: Am I Moving Closer or Further?

“Happiness,” said Gandhi, “is when what you say and what you do are aligned with what you believe in.” To be truly happy we must know our deepest values, discover our life’s purpose, and live accordingly. We are all imperfectly … Continue reading

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A Hundred Days to Happiness: Your Call of the Day

In my last post, I wrote of the call to your life’s purpose as the intersection of your talents, your passions and the needs of the world. We often think of our life’s purpose as one overarching drive, and that … Continue reading

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A Hundred Days to Happiness: Discovering Your Purpose in Life

When I talk to my kids about their future careers, I know that what they decide to do with their lives will be shaped by their life experiences. Though they may have passion in a number of areas today, they … Continue reading

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A Hundred Days to Happiness: Finding Your Calling

Sometimes if you’re lucky, life takes you in the direction of your calling – the place you call home, when you are engaged and empowered by a sense of purpose greater than yourself. More often, however, you can lose your … Continue reading

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