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Tailor-Made Attitude

  “You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.” – Zig Ziglar

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Choose the Good Ones!

“Thoughts become things.  Choose the good ones!” – Mike Dooley

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You Are…

“You are essentially who you create yourself to be, and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making.” – Stephen Richards

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Character Strengths and Multiple Intelligences

“Everybody is a genius.  But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein I was at the grocery store yesterday, and a … Continue reading

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Fondness and Admiration: Keys to Long-Lasting Relationships

In the book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, Dr. John Gottman explains the antidote for criticism and contempt, which are two out of the four main factors that contribute to divorce.  What is this miracle antidote to promoting a … Continue reading

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Relationship Conflict

In any type of interpersonal relationship, from time to time we run across issues and circumstances that create conflict.  Conflict itself is not the doom of a relationship, and can even make a relationship stronger when handled appropriately.  Pierce (2009) … Continue reading

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Improving Self-Esteem

Think about your perception of your actual self – how you view yourself to be right now.  Now think about your perception of your desired self – how you believe you should be.  How well do these two self-concepts compare … Continue reading

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Making Positive Changes

Think about your life for a moment.  Is it perfect?  Of course not.  But what would it look life if you were living the life you really wanted that was truly successful and fulfilling to you?  Now, let’s talk about … Continue reading

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Exercises to Improve Your Long-Term Happiness – Part 2

There are a lot of things in life that bring us down on a daily or even hourly basis.  Positive psychology mechanisms help people look at the good and positive things in life to increase their life satisfaction and fulfillment. … Continue reading

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Exercises to Improve Your Long-Term Happiness – Part 1

In a Positive Psychology study completed by Seligman, Steen, Park, and Peterson (2005), participants were randomly selected into six control groups to determine which specific exercises would result in the most long-term happiness for individuals.  The results found three particular … Continue reading

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