A Month of Misery – Changing How I Think About Happiness

I hate self-help books. Actually, no, that’s an understatement. I loathe self help books. Most of the ones I’ve read are full of vapid, meaningless advice that’s designed to make you feel good about yourself without giving you anything really actionable. They give you a brief feeling of general confidence that you can be ‘happy’ …

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Maintaining the Holiday Spirit When Things Go Wrong

I love Christmas. It is my second favorite time of the year, beaten out only by Halloween. (Yes, Nightmare before Christmas is one of my favorite movies because it combines both.) The reason Halloween edges out Christmas is because the holiday season can be stressful. Getting gifts for everyone, managing schedules, organizing events - you …

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