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Becoming the Warren Buffet of Happiness

“I made the decision to never have another bad day in my life. I dove into a endless sea of gratitude from which I’ve never emerged.”–Patch Adams   Somebody asked me about the waving cat on the cover of the new book. Maneki-neko, as the ubiquitous cat is known in Japan, is a lucky charm […]

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The 5 kinds of capital that out-trump financial capital

“The spiritual lens—even just the nightly gratitude list–is starting to rewrite the story of my life. I feel like I have been snatched out of the fire, salvaged, saved.”—Mary Karr  You might have seen my post on Facebook, where I gushed in glee about my new book. Hay House, my publisher, moved up the pub […]

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Why I believe in being unconstitutionally happy

“People and circumstances don’t make me happy. I can get there all by myself.”—Carla from my gratitude posse   When texting her three blessings a couple days ago, Carla wrote that she was grateful for “unconstitutional happiness.” She quickly amended it, explained that autocorrect changed what was supposed to be “unconditional happiness” to “unconstitutional happiness.” […]

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Lessons learned on the pity pot

“You move away from reality when you believe there is a legitimate reason to suffer.” –Byron Katie Okay, so I’ve been a bit blah this week, not really motivated to do much. I laid under my down comforter, read, called friends, worried about stuff. And this morning I woke up realizing what a powerful lesson […]

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Thank God it’s Monday

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Abraham Lincoln If you don’t like what’s happening in your life, stop giving it your undivided attention. Every day is a brand new day with exciting new possibilities. What happened in the past has no bearing on today unless you continue to stare at […]

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Why you should always say yes to fun. No exceptions

“What has trapped you in a belief system that says your ecstasy can only come when you have certain physical stimuli in place? We want you to understand that ecstasy is your birthright. It is not something that exists outside of you.”—Daniel Scranton A new member of yesterday’s power posse sent around the above quote. […]

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Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet, Part 11

“You can’t buy happiness with the currency of unhappiness.”—James Altucher I adore books. Makes sense, right? I’m an author. Every now and then, I fall so madly in love with a book that I simply have no choice but to insist that everyone I know read it. I just found such a book. It’s called […]

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Why you should always get your hopes up

“You know what I am? I’m a dust magnet!” –Pig-Pen A friend of mine raises money for the Citizens Climate Lobby, a non-profit working to address climate change. I, too, am addressing climate change, but not the big, global kind. The climate change I’m most interested in is the climate within my own energetic field. […]

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Why I always “sign up” for happiness

“Future historians might conclude that our age suffered from a pathological need to repetitively seek out reasons for how bad life is.”—Rob Brezsny NPR’s Ira Flatow produces “Science Friday.” I’m offering “Science Monday” with three scientific reasons to choose happiness this week. 1. Your brain, still running ancient “Eat lunch. Don’t be lunch” programming is […]

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It’s T.G.I.M. and I’ll blog if I want to

“Joy is in everything and anything we might experience. We just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional living.’—Jon Krakauer Okay, so I saw this picture. And it reminded me of me. Or at least the me that sometimes pouts, the me that sometimes forgets to look […]

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