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Intentional Living the Key to Health, Wealth & Happiness

What is the greatest key to success? Ask a group of people and you’ll hear many different answers. Discipline, hard work, intelligence, persistence, confidence, race, ethnicity, privilege, and luck usually top the list. I hear this question time and again and I often ask myself the same thing. Did one characteristic lead to my success …

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Can Money Buy Happiness? How to Measure Your Joy

Can money buy happiness? Psychologists have been investigating this question for decades. Are we happier when we earn and spend more? What do you think? I think we can let researchers continue to run their surveys and experiments. In the meantime, we can use a spreadsheet full of emoticons to decide for ourselves. Tracking our …

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Press the Pause Button in Life & Stop Living Life on Autopilot

Have you ever wished for a pause button in life that could provide the necessary time and space for you to stop and relax? A month or so ago our lives were coasting on autopilot. Many of us were caught in an endless loop of never-ending activities: wake, shower, eat, drive, work, drive, eat, sleep …

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Quit Your Job, Live Simply and Follow Your Dreams

Have you ever dreamed of leaving your corporate job for a simpler life? Maybe you’ve thought about quitting your job to pursue your dreams or resigning so you can travel the world in your thirties. Do you flash forward to the future and feel saddened by the current trajectory of your career and life? “How …

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My Job Makes Me Miserable: I Feel Like Quitting Everyday

Why do people stay in jobs they hate? For the money, of course. You drive to work each day, dreading the next eight hours, yet you climb into your car every day and repeat the same commute. You feel like quitting every day, but return to work over and over again. Your job makes you …

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When Do You Feel Most Alive? (The Best Moments of Life)

When do you feel most alive? Is it when your heart gets stuck in your throat, when you accomplish a difficult task, or when you reach the perfect flow state? Is it when you laugh so hard you give yourself hiccups, or when the landscape is so beautiful it takes your breath away? Maybe it’s …

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How To Enjoy Life & Live to the Fullest Without Money

I sit on the floor, surrounded by a group of smiling first graders. “What do you want to be when you grow up,” I ask. Their hands shoot up high into the air as they enthusiastically call out their answers. “A doctor.” “A nurse.” “A basketball player.” “A builder.” “A teacher.” “A zookeeper.” They are …

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Balancing Time, Money, and Life: The Money Life Balance

Sometimes it feels like I’m riding on a balance scale. Every time I direct my focus I feel myself moving. When I change my priorities the weight shifts slowly to the other side. Over the years the pursuit of wealth has caused my scale to tip primarily in one direction. My goal has been to …

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