Living Fully

Our Privilege to be Unhappy

August 2, 2012
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Unhappiness is often a privilege.  Like high thread-count sheets and fine wine, only the lucky many among us can afford the sort of unhappiness that many of us “struggle” with.1 I will explain with an example that has to do with “take-home” exams. Taking up all my time. I first started taking “take-home” exams when […]

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On Finding the “Right Time”

July 11, 2012
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How many times have you said, “once ____ is over, I will do ____?”  Too often, we find ourselves waiting for the “right time” to do the things we have always wanted to do.  But days and years go by, the “right time” never arrives, and many of those things never get done. I lived […]

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How to be Bolder

June 19, 2012
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“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.”  ~ Steve Jobs Do you wish you were bolder?  Do you wish you could talk easily to strangers, experiment with fashion, get out on the dance floor, or try activities that […]

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Have Fun With Life

May 15, 2012
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Life seems harder when I take it seriously.   So every once in a while, I have to remind myself to approach it lightheartedly.  And have fun with it. Here’s why. The sky is falling! Remember Chicken Little?  The little chicken who thought that the sky was falling when an acorn fell on her head? […]

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Choose the Best, and Let Go of the Rest

October 11, 2011
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A few years ago, I decided that I was going to choose the best of everything, and let go of the rest.  As I practiced living that way, I noticed that my life contained more and more of what felt good and right to me.  And that I felt happier. People. When I was growing […]

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