The Secret to Being Assertive Without Being Aggressive

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Simplify Your Life and Discover Greater Happiness

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A Foolproof Formula for Overcoming Fear

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8 Ways to Tap Into Your Creativity

Everyone has the capacity to be creative. It’s one of our greatest strengths as humans. Some people have a greater gift for creativity that others, but you’ll never know how creative you can be unless you take steps to maximize it.   It’s easy to understand what it takes to become more skilled at hitting […]

Top 10 Tips for Breaking the Fast Food Habit

While fast food outlets keep advertising healthier menu items, a recent study found that most choices have become more fattening over the past 30 years. You’re likely to be consuming extra calories and sodium with each order. Between 1986 and 2016, the average entree gained 100 calories while desserts gained 200. Meanwhile, most side dishes […]

How to Gain Laser Focus in a World Full of Distractions

Our ability to focus has been reduced dramatically. We’ve never had more distractions to deal with. And as disheartening as it sounds, many of the distractions we face were engineered to be as distracting as possible. Our brains quickly become addicted to these distractions and our ability to focus on important work suffers. Learning how […]

Stopping Self-Sabotage: How to Get Out of Your Own Way

There’s a lot of truth to the quote, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.” We get in our own way far more than life, other people, or bad luck sabotage our success. We really are our own worst enemy. You’d be amazed by how much easier your life would be if you […]

How to Set Up Your Bedroom for a Better Night of Sleep

If you’re not sleeping well, the rest of your life suffers, too. There are few things better or more satisfying than a good night of rest. But sleeping soundly can be challenging. Life circumstances can disrupt sleep, and we can’t control everything going on in our lives.   But we can control our bedroom. Make […]

How to Always be Thankful for What You Have

You might not have your own jet, a Mercedes, or the body you had at age 18, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have plenty of things in your life to be thankful for. It’s easy to be frustrated by all the things you don’t have. The cure is to appreciate all the things you […]

11 Life-Changing 30-Day Challenges

A 30-day challenge can be a great way to kickstart making a significant change in your life. The mere thought of making a long-term change can be too uncomfortable for most people to bear. However, most of us are intrigued and less intimidated by trying something new for just a month. In just a month, […]