Monthly Archives: December 2011

#253 – Instead of saying no, say this doesn’t work for me. from: The Power of a Positive No by William Ury

Ury recommends coming up with the above phrase to help you stand your ground. Two other possibile phrases you can use,  “I prefer not to,” or “I’m no longer willing to do that.” Repeat as needed. If you’ve been slow to … Continue reading

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#252 – “What we appreciate appreciates.” M J Ryan

 According to a Neuroscience study you can tune your own brain to joy by simply counting your blessings. When you experience any positive emotion, including gratitude, your brain actually functions better. I tried this when feeling down and was amazed … Continue reading

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#251 – What you think of me is none of my business – Terri Whittaker

The truth is, it is our egos that crave approval and fear disapproval. If we can separate ourselves from our ego, we can stop taking everything so personally. When I get to worrying about what other people think, it helps to remind myself … Continue reading

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#250 – Enjoy Every Sandwich, a book by Lee Lipsenthal

Studies prove that older people are happier than younger people and as I grow older myself, I’m beginning to understand why. Time is too precious to waste it with the haters or the chronic complainers or worry about what people … Continue reading

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