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Why “Thank You” Trumps “I’m Sorry”

Recently, I provided coaching to a couple dealing with a debilitating disease. As a result of the chronic disorder, both husband and wife each had their own significant burden to carry. A superficial look however, might lead one to believe that the spouse affected by the disease had a heavier load …

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The pursuit of happiness: not just a movie!

People disagree on many things but everyone wants to be happy. And so do you! Whilst the perfect recipe for happiness has not been finalised, with ingredients being constantly added to and taken away from the list, research has time and again shown the mild but consistent effectiveness of a handful of strategies which I am …

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Now that we found love…what are we gonna do with it?

As the lyrics of the famous song by The O’Jays put it, finding love is one thing but managing it is a completely different story. So, what is the secret to maintaining a healthy relationship? Counterintuitively, it was at the London Marketing Week 2014 event that I found the answer to this question. The …

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Why Coloring Can’t Calm You Down

The hottest trend in publishing is coloring books, with its promise of wellness, mindfulness, and everything healthy, up to and including, Nirvana for your soul. Indeed, earlier this year, five of Amazon’s top 15 best selling books were coloring books. Since 2013, when Johanna Basford released her “Secret Garden: An Inky …

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Become a resilient warrior!

What are the factors that make life seem to ‘work’ for you? And even more importantly, how can you make those factors come together as often as possible? On the other side of the coin, what aspects make you feel overwhelmed, always tired, de-motivated and depressed? The obvious goal is to …

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Words, judgments and heart: the tripod to happiness

Over the years, I’ve noticed that there two categories of people: those who like to complicate matters and those that prefer to simplify them. I’m a simplifier. While I was earning my Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, I was the student who everyone would look to for making simple sense of what …

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Expectant Dads – 10 useful tips

 It happened. Finally! Or maybe it was more of a whoops “How did that happen?” Either way, you and your partner are expecting a baby. Congratulations! You are about to undergo an emotional roller coaster that will result in the best and most infuriating change of your life. You are …

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