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Standing In The Way of You

Posted by davidjsinger - January 17, 2018 - Be Happy, Habits, Happiness
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This is a guest post by Dr. Diahanne Rhiney. I want to discuss a topic that is not often spoken about because it is often so subtle and occurs in a deep and complex part of the mind, our subconscious. We’ve probably all done it at some point: you say you want something and set […]

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Habits for Successful Resolutions

Posted by davidjsinger - January 11, 2018 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Changes, Habits, Learning
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I read a good piece in Fast Company with suggestions from people who are successful with their New Year’s resolutions. The first suggestion was near to my heart: Their resolutions revolve around small changes. New Year’s resolutions tend to fail because we take on too many goals at once, or goals that are too big. […]

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Kick off the Year with Gratitude

Posted by davidjsinger - January 3, 2018 - appreciating, Be Happy, Gratitude, Habits, Happiness, Helping Others, Kindness, Positivity
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I was reading a book of the best sports writing of W. C.  Hines, famous for his work from the 1940s through the 1970s. In a profile of former heavyweight boxing champion Floyd Patterson, he asked Patterson about the month he had spent in seclusion at home after losing a championship fight, and how he […]

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Fun, Learning, and Gratitude in 2017

Posted by davidjsinger - December 27, 2017 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Be Happy, Celebrate Your Progress, Family, Friends, Gratitude, Habits, Happiness, Learning, Mindfulness
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As I have done for each of the past few years, here are the many ways I enjoyed the experiences of my year: places I visited, music and podcasts I listened to, books I read, what I watched on TV, and more. Reading I love reading and I love learning. I read quite a bit […]

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Holding on Is Holding You Back

Posted by davidjsinger - December 20, 2017 - Be Happy, Be Organized, Book, Book Review, Happiness, Minimalism, Organization, Simplify
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This is a guest post by Courtney Carver. I had the opportunity to read a pre-publication edition of Courtney’s new book Soulful Simplicity, which will be published December 26th by Tarcher/Perigee, a division of Penguin Random House, and I asked if she would like to write a piece about one of the ideas I found […]

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Helping Others & Your Health

Posted by davidjsinger - December 13, 2017 - Be Happy, Be Healthy, Habits, Happiness, Health, Healthspan, Helping Others, Well-Being, Wellness
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I, and others on this blog, have written that helping others is a happiness secret. After many people helped others impacted by this year’s hurricane season, a New York Times article pointed out why this is the case. According to Dr. Richard Davidson, a neuroscientist and founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the […]

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Investing in Time Rather than Things, for Happiness

Posted by davidjsinger - December 6, 2017 - Be Happy, Happiness
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I’ve written many times about the importance of investing in experiences instead of things—about the way spending your time and money on experiences rather than accumulating “stuff” will lead to greater happiness. A new study has reinforced that notion, showing that using money to buy yourself more time results in greater happiness than using money […]

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Being Present in a Smartphone World

Posted by davidjsinger - November 29, 2017 - Be a Leader, Be Happy, Be Nice, Be Organized, Be Present, Family, Friends, Habits, Kindness, Leadership, Listening, Mindfulness, Organization
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I bought my first iPhone in 2011. I never had a Blackberry, a Palm Pilot, or anything similar—so that iPhone 3G was my first foray into the world of smartphones.  I’ve upgraded it twice since, and now use an iPhone 6. I love my iPhone—just as so many people do. The original benefits to me—being […]

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We Are All the Same

Posted by davidjsinger - November 22, 2017 - Be a Leader, Be Happy, Be Nice, Empathy, Giving, Gratitude, Kindness, Leadership, Listening
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I do not attend many religious services over the course of a typical year. There is one service I love attending more than the others. It’s an Interfaith Thanksgiving service, held on a rotating basis, in one of a group of participating houses of worship from the towns surrounding where I live. Clergy from the […]

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Book Review: Waking Up

Posted by davidjsinger - November 15, 2017 - Be Happy, Be Present, Book Review, Habits, Happiness, Mindfulness
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I have been a long-time student of the power of our thoughts. That’s part of why I enjoyed Waking Up by Sam Harris, a book that focuses a great deal on the power of our thoughts. Before cell phones, when we saw someone walking down the street talking to himself, we imagined they had a […]

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