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Guest Author Roswitha McIntosh
Beyond Gloom & Doom

Brain research shows that happiness is more closely related to our state of mind than to our external circumstances. We filter life through our mind’s eye. Thus, we can choose to appreciate the moment and view our life as a … Continue reading






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The essential personality trait for a calmer, more interesting and all around better life.

How do you react when your flight gets canceled, a friend doesn’t show up, or your dinner burns to a crisp? What if you spill coffee on your white shirt before a business meeting? Or you are robbed of your … Continue reading






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Should we always be positive?
“Just be happy!”

One of the trickier skills to living a conscious life is being able to grapple with and balance complex situations without relying on simple platitudes or one-sided belief systems. Many people are drawn to positive attitudes such as “be tolerant,” … Continue reading






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“My life feels out of control.”

If you are facing disease, a break up of a relationship, tragic choices made by family members, or financial distress, your life can feel out of control. As a result, you can feel helpless and powerless, and become anxious, overwhelmed, … Continue reading






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“Why did she give me that gift? She knows I hate red.”

So what I really meant was… “It’s the thought that counts. If I can’t exchange it, at least I’ll be ready for the next white elephant party.” A wise lover values not so much the gift of the lover as … Continue reading






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“What is there to be cheerful about?”

Cheerfulness is a powerful emotion. It is similar to gratitude; yet, it is forward looking. It is a can-do attitude of making the most of what occurs in our life. Its positive effects on the quality of our lives cannot … Continue reading






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