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Great Minds Think Alike Regarding Happiness

The French philosopher Rene Descartes once gave the best reason for becoming an avid reader: “The reading of all good books is like conversing with the finest men of past centuries.” Sure, one person’s “fine” is another person’s trash, but … r

6 Strategies for Becoming Less Defensive

If you’ve ever been accused of getting defensive or going on long tangents to prove a point to no end, then maybe you have a quick-to-react personality. Maybe someone told you that you get defensive all the time and you … r

Your Life, Your Rules – Why Happiness Shouldn’t Feel Like Hard Work

Fool Me Once, Shame On You The biggest lie I was told growing up was that I had to work extremely hard to be happy and get what I want. That I needed to make sacrifices such as sleeping less … r

Why Enabling Someone Is Never A Loving Act

When You Only Want To Help Addiction is hard on everyone. If you watch your loved one continually abuse their body, you fear what they’re doing to their health. Abusing drugs and alcohol creates a potential for legal consequences and … r

happiness habits

5 Surprisingly Small Habits Research Shows Will Make You Happier

There are many ways to increase the 40% of your happiness that’s under your control. My research has shown that some methods involve quite a bit of time every day, and some methods don’t. I’m concentrating on the ones that … r

conquer the fear of new beginnings

5 Strategies to Get Over the Fears Holding You Back

How often do you feel like you are your own worst enemy? You frequently may find that what stands between you and the life of your dreams is… you. I have been a psychologist in Los Angeles for over three … r