Happiness



How to Have a Difficult Conversation


Posted By on May 11, 2019

Set the Time, Place, and Length of Time for the Conversation Call the other person on the phone to schedule a block of time to speak at a neutral and public place where two people can talk with a degree of privacy.  Parks, coffee shops, and food courts work well.  Do not pick a location where it is difficult for one of you to leave.  For example, restaurants are NOT an ideal place because you will be interrupted by the waiter and...

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Two ways to tell the difference between being sore (which should not prevent you from exercising) and an injury (which might require you to restrict your physical activity) is the type of pain you feel and whether it gets better with activity and time.  Soreness is generally a dull, aching pain that you generally feel over an area rather than in one specific spot.  It also shouldn’t hurt more than a 3 or 4 on a pain scale of...

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How to Experience Gratitude


Posted By on May 11, 2019

One of the easiest ways to lead a happier life is by making gratitude a habit.  It is impossible to experience two emotions at once.  So being grateful is a great way to crowd out emotions like fear, greed, and anger, which prevent us from being happy.   One good way to experience gratitude is to stop everything you are doing for one minute, find one thing in your life for which you are grateful, hold that thought in your head, and...

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How to Sleep 7+ Hours a Night


Posted By on May 11, 2019

Sleep is when our bodies heal and our minds process.  Without enough sleep we can never live at the highest level.   The first (and best) way to get 7+ hours of sleep is to standardize when you go to sleep and wake up.  Our bodies love rhythms and cycles.  If we teach our bodies when they are supposed to go to sleep and wake up, they will start to do both automatically.  This might mean being tired the day after the occasional night...

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How to Meditate


Posted By on May 11, 2019

When it comes to your mediation practice, the first thing you should do is schedule your mediation time between two activities that typically happen every day of the week.  For example, in between waking up and eating, in between coming home from work and preparing dinner, or in between working out and showering.  Scheduling your meditation time between two other habits will help it become a part of your daily routine.   Once you have...

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Be Engaged


Posted By on Apr 10, 2019

Don’t strive to be entertained in life, strive to be engaged. Being engaged and being entertained might sound like similar concepts but they are very different. Being entertained is how very young children experience the world. They are constantly in a state of being pleased or dissatisfied with different stimulus. This produces a roller coaster of emotion filled with elated highs and temper tantrum lows.  Being entertained doesn’t...

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