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Your Journey to Happiness

Happiness is a worthwhile thing to pursue. So say the Dalai Lama—the purpose of life is to strive for happiness—and the U.S. Constitution—every citizen has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But what constitutes happiness? Let’s just say it’s easier to capture a moment of fleeting happiness, like the rush of pleasure you get from an…

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Last week we talked about how to make resolutions. Make sure they’re important to you—that they’ll make a significant enough difference in your life to motivate you to work at them. Make them realistic enough and few enough that you’re not setting yourself up for failure. And above all, make a plan you can stick to. But how? Get a…

Make Resolutions You Can Keep

Have you been saying you want to workout but you just don’t have time? Or you want to learn another language but there are not enough hours in the day? Whatever it is, if it’s important to you, you’ll make time. You’ll make it a priority. How you spend your time is a demonstration of what is truly important to…

What makes a good marriage?

Chances are, if you’re like most people, you fell in love and couldn’t imagine life without your partner. So you got married. Simple, right? Except you are binding yourself to a person for a lifetime and after awhile you begin to wonder. Yes, you’re happily married. Yes, you’ve endured, taken the good with the bad. The really great moments when…

Learning to Live with Conflict

There’s good news and bad news about long-term relationships. The bad news first: Many problems in a relationship cannot be solved. Ever. Problems like traits your partner has that bug you. Or certain hard-core beliefs he has that conflict with yours. There are just some issues that are unsolvable, and every couple has them. The good news? You can learn…

How to Get Along with Political Opposites

So you’ve survived Thanksgiving dinner and your family is still intact. Or maybe it isn’t. Either way, it’s difficult to navigate social situations when friends and family have opposite political affiliations. Studies show people not only disagree, sometimes unpleasantly, but also discriminate against those whose party affiliations oppose their own. You are bound to encounter family and friends with conflicting…

How to Deal with a Passive-Aggressive Person

If you suspect a friend, co-worker, family member or partner is behaving in a passive aggressive manner, it’s time to take stock. Is your relationship with this person worth the aggravation you’re going to suffer? It’s possible you should give them another chance. Maybe their complaining is harmless and not designed to making you miserable. Or maybe they are going…

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