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Why Playing Hard to Get Doesn’t Work (and What Does)

Happy couple

“Confidence isn’t ‘They will like me.” It’s ‘I’m perfectly fine if they don’t.’ ” ~Unknown

After the death of my husband, I spent my thirties as a single mother of four children. It was a tough decade. I often felt …

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Healthy Carrot Soup

Carrot soup may be prepared as a cream-style soup[6][7] and as a broth-style soup.[8][9] Vegetable stock[10] or chicken stock may be used as ingredients in both styles of soup.[11][12] Other vegetables may be used in the dish, including root vegetables, the latter of which may include garlic[8] onion,[7] shallot,[2] potato,[9][13][14] …

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Why We Need to Stop Judging Our Feelings

Sad woman

Your emotions are meant to fluctuate, just like your blood pressure is meant to fluctuate. It’s a system that’s supposed to move back and forth, between happy and unhappy. That’s how the system guides you through the world.” ~Daniel

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You Are Not Responsible for Anyone Else’s Emotions

Fix your feelings

“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.” ~Eckhart Tolle

“I don’t believe you,” I jutted out my chin like a petulant toddler. Collapsing back into the tufted leather loveseat, I conceded, “I want to believe …

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The Importance of Pets for Calm, Centering, and Self Improvement. Pet Therapy

Never underestimate the emotional benefits that your pets can provide to you.  When the kids are driving you crazy, and you have a frontal lobe headache that won’t go away, pet your dog or your cat? Yes, when your emotions are off center and you are upset about anything, the …

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Oh, Lucky Girl!

  I live in the Philippines, with my wife, my two daughters, my dog, and my cat. This post is about my cat, Lucky. The Philippines is a stunningly beautiful country. You can go out to buy a loaf of bread and be bombarded by a world full of colors. …

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5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Singleness

The Self Improvement Blog

I hate being single. I’m so lonely. Look at all these cute couples at the movies. Why can’t I have

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What is Creative Commons?

Share your work Use & remix What we do Blog Help us build a vibrant, collaborative global commons Creative Commons > What we do What we do What is Creative Commons? Creative Commons helps you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world. …

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Crowdfunding

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Crowdfunding (a form of crowdsourcing) is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, today often performed via Internet-mediated registries, but the concept can also be executed through mail-order subscriptions, benefit events, and other methods.[1] …

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Stop Chasing Happiness: 17 Alternative Ways to Live Your Best Possible Life

“If only we’d stop trying to be happy we’d have a pretty good time.” ~Edith Wharton

I have a question for you.

What would you be willing to sacrifice to be happy?

Would you be happy to let go of …

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