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Holiday Survival 101.

Now that Halloween is in our rear view mirror, we’re speeding towards the holidays and if we’re not careful, to the destination of burnout. Foods we don’t usually eat, later nights than usual, holiday expectations, family dynamics and the financial stress of gift buying can send even the strongest person right over the edge.  It’s […]

Removing Digital Clutter

Let’s talk about the overwhelming, exhausting amount of digital clutter you have in your life. Remember when you first got mail? It was fun and exciting to see who sent mail every morning wasn’t it? Remember Meg Ryan in Sleepless in Seattle?  Email was exciting, even romantic. And now?  (sound of record scratching!) It’s exhausting. […]

7 Habits of Highly Unhappy People – Tamara Star

I often teach about happiness and what has become exceedingly clear is this: there are 7 qualities chronically unhappy people have mastered. According to Psychology Today, University of California researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky states: “40% of our of our capacity for happiness is within our power to change”. If this is true and it is, there’s […]

6 Life Tweaks to Happiness- A Life Detox.

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein Even though we know Albert Einstein was right, most of us continue to do the same old things and think the same old thoughts, while hoping for life to be different. We do the things we do because habits […]

Self-Care in the Time of Chaos.

Work, clean, workout, kids, career, groceries, spouses, bills, friends, commitments, and repeat. Whether you’re married or single, there just isn’t much time for self-care anymore is there? Those tiny quiet moments we used to enjoy at stop lights, commuting on trains, and waiting for appointments are gone and now replaced with quick glimpses of emails, […]

It Takes Balls to be Happy-Australian Radio Interview

My recent interview on the morning news station 4BC – Fairfax Radio Network out of Australia.  Have a listen to the interview by clicking the link at the bottom of their post. Working to be happy Posted by: Gordon Campbell | 9 October, 2014 – 12:50 PM 4BC Afternoons: Happiness is not an end point destination – […]

How to Age Well Emotionally.

Do you feel like you’ve lost your youthful glow? Is your life becoming routine and well- just blah? You’re not alone. American author and humorist Mark Twain once wrote: “Wrinkles merely mark where smiles have been”. That’s all fine and dandy, but in today’s world, wrinkling is only one sign of youth fading away from our […]

Falling Apart to Beat Self Sabotage.

I’m sitting here in front of a fire much like this one with a laptop upon my lap, realizing we’re within a few hours of Autumn Equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere – a time of transition. Traditionally Autumn is a time of abundant color, pumpkins and squash, heartier harvest meals, and cozy sweaters; yet […]

8 Ways to Be Happy After a Breakup.

Have you recently gone through a break up? Whether this break up was your idea or your partner’s, it really doesn’t matter does it?  There’s no greater pain than watching the hopes and dreams you shared between the two of you disintegrate before your eyes. What I’m not going to give you is a bunch […]

Reboot Your Life: An Interview

Via Writer Amy Segreti: Let me be clear: Tamara Star is a total wonder woman wrapped up into a gorgeous, tall, sometimes shy, fiercely feminine package. She is also my friend; I believe in her deeply, and she’s created a truly special 40-Day Personal Reboot program just in time for the swift-moving, productive energy waves of Fall. She’s put her heart and soul into it, and I wanted to share it with you through an exclusive interview with her.

Change One Thing, Change Everything.

When we experience the freedom that arrives and the burst of energy that returns, we no longer question the effect every area of our life has on all aspects of our happiness. We are not divided beings. We’re whole and we’re all connected.

Why it Takes Balls to Be Happy.

You say you want happiness. We all do. But the truth is, you’re scared shitless of it. Completely bat shit crazy of having it because lo and behold if you get it, if you experience it and get used to experiencing it, you just might lose it. Here’s a little 411 for you: so am I, and so is everyone.

Change Your Office and Make More Money.

Who couldn’t use a little more money flow in life? If you want to get things moving in your money arena, decluttering, organizing and clearing out the old are my favorite Feng Shui tips for creating more abundance in life. What is Feng Shui? Feng Shui is the 5,000 year old Asian art of placement. […]

There Must Be… 50 Ways to Leave Your Stress.

I don’t need to tell you that stress is a killer, but I do need to share with you that like happiness, stress is a choice. How we respond to any situation in life is dictated by our habits and our beliefs. Here are 50 ways to leave your stress, and while none involve getting […]

Wabi Sabi Love

Asian cultures have appreciated something called Wabi Sabi for centuries. Wabi Sabi translates as the beauty of imperfect perfection.  Nothing lasts, nothing is finished and nothing is perfect. Think of the slightly irregular handmade pottery bowl, or the flower arrangement with one tulip drooping. Right now as I lay on the floor surrounded by pillows […]

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice.

Today, the shortest day of the year heralds the return of light here in the northern hemisphere. Tomorrow the cosmic wheel turns as winter solstice arrives and with it, the return of our sunlight. NOW is the time to dive deep into your own psyche-your own shadowed darkness- and remember that the light inside of you […]

How to Bounce Back When Life Falls Apart.

7 years ago my own life did and I survived. I make it a rule to never take advice from someone who hasn’t been there, so I’ll share with you what happened, and then I’ll share how I got through my own personal tunnel of hell. In a 30 day period I lost it all. […]

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