Monthly Archives: January 2014

Tool For Tuesday: Finding Happiness Even When Those You Love Are Stuck.

I got an email from an acquaintance who wrote, “I am struggling with my relationship with my mother and I’ve been starting to suspect it might be affecting my relationships with others too…My mother is an alcoholic; I no longer … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Don’t Jump Ahead. Just Do Today

If we’re going through a difficult time right now, we can remind ourselves that we only have to do this one day. We don’t have to—we can’t—tackle all our life’s challenges right now. We only have today to deal with. … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Want Joy? Practice These 11 Really, Incredibly Simple Things Every Day

Ah-hah, voila, presto! It really is easier than we think to make this day a great page in our best chapter of life. 1. We can start our day with Please. Please let this day be a good one. 2. … Continue reading

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Writer Dora Levy Mossanen: On Novels and Tapping Into Our Own Emotional Reservoir

I’m happy to welcome Dora Levy Mossanen, whose latest novel, just published on January 7, 2014 is Scent of Butterflies. She is also the author of the historical novels,  Harem, Courtesan and The Last Romanov. Diana: Your novels are all historical novels, set in exotic times … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Pick Your Word for 2014

My word for 2014 (drum roll, please) is DIRECTION. Taking direction, not giving direction to anyone but myself. Knowing my direction and taking the steps necessary to reach my destination. It’s important to have direction. To know where we’re going. Hey, … Continue reading

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Are Ya Doing Your Life’s Homework Assignments?

I want to share a story a friend told me. She’s been down in the dumps for a while and on New Year’s Eve, she held an 8-month-old baby born to a drug-addicted woman. My friend wrote me, “I held … Continue reading

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