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4 Simple Sentences That Can Prevent Arguments and Resentment

Couple with dog

“There are two sides to every argument, until you take one.” ~Unknown

The phone rang. My partner and our daughter were away hiking and camping. I’d wanted to go with them, but my partner had discouraged me.

My partner had …

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8 Effective Ways to Improve Your Self-Esteem After Recovery

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“Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.”  Nathaniel Branden “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for

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“I’m able to embrace every struggle that I’ve had with a spirit of gratitude.”: Zach Anner at WDS

Later this month we’ll release the first round of tickets for WDS 2017, a week-long gathering of creative, remarkable people—taking place next summer in beautiful Portland, Oregon.

But first, we’re rolling out a series of speaker videos from the 2016 event. Zach Anner is the author of the comedic memoir If at Birth You Don't Succeed. He is an award-winning comedian, show host, and public speaker who won his own travel show on the Oprah Winfrey Network called "Rollin’ With Zach." He’s also hosted several web series on his YouTube channel, garnering over 13 million hits.

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Gratitude: The Antidote for Painful Feelings and Fuel for Happiness

“The struggle ends when the gratitude begins.” ~Neale Donald Walsch

The longer I travel on my journey, the more I realize that gratitude is the universal antidote to painful feelings. In fact, it’s the quickest route I know to …

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“The Beauty Is That It Could Fail”: A Real-World Story of Risk

 Chris Thile, Garrison Keillor and Heather Masse in June, during one of Keillor’s last performances as host of “A Prairie Home Companion.” Credit Mark Peterson/Redux, for The New York Times

The new host of Prairie Home Companion steps in after forty years of someone else running the show.

Toward the end of the meeting at the Fort, in St. Paul, Thile suggested a new idea. He wanted to perform a live request every week with his new house band. The rules: A minimum of two of the players should have heard the song, but none could have previously played it.

Rowles liked it. Hudson looked wary. Someone else said, “It could fall flat.”

Thile pointed out that its flopping could be entertaining as well: “It’s Evel Knievel.”

“When you’re live,” Rowles said, “people perceive you in great danger. When you take a risk like that, the reward is really high.”

Thile was firm. “I know there’s a way to make it work,” he said. “I know there’s a way to make it work.”

The others looked hesitant, save for Rowles, who was visibly animated by the idea. “The beauty of it,” he said, “is that it could fail."

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Book Giveaway: Drawn Together (A Dharma Comics Collection)

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Every now and then something pops up in my Facebook feed that simultaneously makes me smile, pulls me out …

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13 Things to Do Instead of Comparing Yourself to Others

Man in lemon shirt

“Personality begins where comparison leaves off. Be unique. Be memorable. Be confident. Be proud.” ~Shannon L. Alder

You know it already.

You know you shouldn’t compare yourself to others. Yet, that’s often easier said than done.

Job title, income, grades, …

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“Living a Life You Love” with Lisa Jahred

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Healthy living is about much more than just eating right or exercising. It’s also about living a life you love

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“The key to optimism is how you explain what happens to you.”: Emiliya Zhivotovskaya at WDS

Later this month we’ll release the first round of tickets for WDS 2017, a week-long gathering of creative, remarkable people—taking place next summer in beautiful Portland, Oregon.

But first, we’re rolling out a series of speaker videos from the 2016 event. Emiliya Zhivotovskaya is a leading voice in the world of positive psychology and the science of flourishing, as well as a widely sought-after speaker, educator, facilitator and coach.

At the age of 5, Emiliya and her family fled from Kiev, escaping the fall of Communism and the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl. Growing up in a foreign country, she faced challenges unknown to the average kid growing up in a New York suburb.

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Life Lessons Learned from Photography

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If you pay attention, you will find that you can learn life lessons from many adventures, encounters, and experiences. I have

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