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How to Build Great Relationships!

How well do you know your parents and how are your relationships with them? There will come a time when your parents become your children. Trust me—it will happen. And then they will be gone, and you realize that you are alone, and you never really knew them. So how do you make sure that you form closer bonds with them before they exit the stage?
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Lessons From a Snow Globe and Other Insights

Have you ever shaken a snow globe? Picture the picturesque scene it holds inside, and see in your mind how it grows hazy as if snow is falling. Could the snow falling be a great representation for our mental chatter, quickly spinning us out of control until we can't see our hand in front of our face? Here's a story of how we can eliminate that snow in our brain and bring tranquility back into our lives.
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Should You Be Content? Or Strive for More?

Look at your life today and then look back twenty years. Odds are pretty good that your life right now is something that you dreamed of a bare two decades ago. So why aren’t you happier than you are? Should you be content? If you are not, should you try to learn how to be content?
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Lesson From a Blockbuster Movie

What is the story that you are telling yourself about the things that bother you? Are you facing financial problems, relationship issues, health concerns, career stagnation? How do you face each of these? What happens to you is important. The story you tell yourself about what happens to you is much more important.
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Should I Tell, or Not?

Everyone needs advice from time to time, but perhaps more important than the advice itself is the person who is giving it. Here are some criteria for you to consider before confiding in others.
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Who Are You to ‘Forgive’ Anyone?

Guest writer Srikumar Rao has an interesting thought experiment for you. What would happen if we all made a concerted effort to put our egos aside, and consider the notion that help is coming from the universe: happening "through" you and not "by" you or "from" you?
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To Heck With Gratitude! (How To Be Grateful When Life Throws You Lemons)

Are you sick and tired of being told that you should be "grateful" for the wonderful things in your life? I frequently, very frequently, advise persons to feel grateful for their lot in life. I ask them to feel grateful for what they are and what they do and the great good fortune that has been bestowed on them. For those who are ready to listen, I go further and ask them to just be grateful and not grateful ‘for’ anything.

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