Live Your Personal Purpose For A Meaningful Life

This is a guest post by Dr. John Izzo. Today we’re constantly bombarded with messaging about how we should live. We’re told to work harder, dress better, be fitter, have better relationships, and show more gratitude. So how are we supposed to decide what really matters in life? The answer…

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“The Kindness Cure” Book

Because gratitude, happiness, and positive leadership are favorite subjects of my blog posts, I was given the opportunity to read a pre-publication edition of The Kindness Cure, by Tara Cousineau, PhD, which will be published on February 2. "Be Nice" is the second of my Six Simple Rules and when I…

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Holding on Is Holding You Back

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…

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Book: Asking for It

I recently read Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture—and What We Can Do About It, by Kate Harding. Harding pulls no punches in her assault on rape culture. She gives examples that will surely disgust any thinking person. “If we all abhor rape,” she says, “how did…

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Book: Missoula & Staying Safe

I recently finished reading an extremely disturbing book, Missoula, by John Krakauer. Krakauer is the author of two other fascinating, non-fiction books I had read, Into Thin Air and Into the Wild. While Missoula was disturbing, I couldn’t put it down. Subtitled “Rape and the Justice System in a College…

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The Untethered Soul, a Happiness book

One of the most amazing books I’ve read is The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer (no relation). I’m grateful to my good friend Larry for giving me the book for my birthday last year. The book has a message of extreme positivity & happiness. Here’s my interpretation of my favorite…

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Alex Blackwell, author of Letting Go, a Happiness book

Alex Blackwell is a talented writer who has a knack for presenting important ideas in a simple way. I enjoy his blog. Last year, I interviewed Alex about his first book. Alex has just released his second book, Letting Go. In Letting Go, Alex has gone a step further, bringing together a group…

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10 Steps to Finding Your Happy Place, Author Interview

  Late last year, I was fortunate to learn about 10 Steps to Finding Your Happy Place (and Staying There), a wonderful book by Galen Pearl. After reading the book, I had the pleasure of interviewing Galen—about the book, her life, and the 10 Steps. I'm grateful to Galen for taking…

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3 Great Habits from Dr. Covey’s Seven

Stephen Covey passed away just over two week ago, on July 16. He would have been 80 this coming October. Later that week, a great man named Herb, the dad of my friend, passed away. He, too, would have turned 80 later this year. This post is dedicated to Herb…

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The Book of Awesome

The other day I left my house at 7:00am for a 9:00am appointment in Manhattan. I do my best to allow extra time in order to be sure to be on time, and even better, to arrive early. In this case, I allowed more than the usual amount of time…

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The Case Against New Year’s Resolutions — How to Make Changes that Actually Stick

Now that we’re a few weeks into 2012, if you’re like most people who make New Year’s resolutions, you're already struggling to keep them. New Year’s is an ideal time to review my approach for making real, lasting, positive changes in your life. If you’ve read my book, you know…

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