The 21-Day Myth

You’ve probably heard it takes 21 days to form a habit or to learn something new. Our brains love precise answers like this one because it seems so accurate. We latch onto it as if it’s true, since it takes fewer brain resources to just accept the

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Zap energy sappers

I bet I’m not the only one having a challenging time keeping up with everything I need to do in one day.  Besides work, there suddenly seems like there are more chores – cooking, cleaning, and even sewing! (My grandmother would be so proud.)  If you are

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What Is the Happiest Man in the World Like?

Matthieu Ricard is still smiling.  The happiest man in the world has just finished up a two-day retreat in Washington DC with the Mind and Life Institute which brings neuroscientists and contemplatives including the Dalai Lama together to study the effects of meditation on the brain.  He

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Happiness in the Time of Coronavirus

It’s easy to be happy when everything is smooth and easy.  Enter COVID-19, with its myriad challenges.  How can you be happy with all the changes and fear that it’s brought? We have some peace- and happiness-generating tools and tips for you. If your house is full,

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A Story from Sandi’s Happiness Class

Jan (not her real name) was in my happiness class a few years back.  Her birthday was the Saturday before this class, and she had been anxious and a little depressed about turning 50.  Here’s her story: “Saturday was my birthday and all my friends were there. 

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Did You Make New Year’s Resolutions in 2020?

Did you make New Year’s Resolutions earlier this year?  I know I wanted to make some changes.  Here are the most common resolutions that people make: Get a better job. Exercise more. Lose weight. Take a trip. Save money. Stop smoking. Reduce stress. Quit drinking. Get out

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Creating Positive Institutions

A life full of happiness includes happiness in the family, happiness at school, happiness at work, and happiness at all of the other institutions that you are connected with.  Let’s focus on happiness at work and how you can increase it, even if you are in a

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Every Home or Office Needs a Bragging Board

A great way to boost happiness at home or work is to put up a bragging board. If you’re like a typical family, you’re often dwelling on the negative more than the positive. “Did you get all your homework done?” Did you forget to take out the

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[Survey] Are You Curious About How Other Accounting Firms Get New Business?

Websites. Networking. Social Media. Direct Mail. Chat Bots. Events. Google Ads. Blogging. Open Houses. Newsletters. Trade Shows. Speaking. Remarketing. Messaging. Cold Calling. And that’s just the beginning. Today, there’s an endless list of places to find clients, but your time and resources are limited. What’s working? What’s

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