Happiness, Inspiration

THE THANKFUL PROJECT: SOMETHING YOU OWN

About a year ago, C let me get a store credit card and make a big, rather unnecessary purchase. I was suddenly the proud new owner of an amateur DSLR. I had no idea how to use it, and we’d bought it on credit… pretty much unheard of in C’s world, and therefore a big deal. I couldn’t believe he…

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Inspiration

WHY GRATITUDE?

With The Thankful Project beginning on Friday and Thanksgiving following closely on its heels, I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude lately. Ask any happiness scholar or expert, and he or she will probably tell you that one of the keys is thankfulness. But why? How does being thankful make us happier, when our circumstances haven’t changed at all? Well, it’s all…

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Inspiration

ARE YOU LIMITING YOUR OWN POTENTIAL?

About two years ago, I stepped out on a Saturday afternoon to go for a run. We had recently moved into a rental house in a new neighborhood, and I wanted to do a little exploring and find a route to run regularly. I typically ran around three miles each time I went out, and I figured it wouldn’t be…

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Inspiration

COLOR INSPIRATION: GREEN

If you’ve been at the party for a while, you’re aware that different colors affect people differently or can be interpreted in different ways. Ever heard that wearing blue to a job interview will help you be perceived as reliable? Or that living in a house with red walls will make a person angry? Colors certainly can influence your mood…

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