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Imagine that you could guarantee your happiness. How happy would you want to be? Would you go for “Can’t complain,” or maybe “Delighted,” is more your style? Perhaps you’d want to be “Jubilant” or even “Ecstatic!” If some happiness is good, is more even better? If so, when? For thousands of years philosophers have debated...
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People are always telling you that there is a secret to a happier, more successful and more fulfilled life. If you knew the secret you’d be crushing it, right? I’m here to tell you that it’s NOT a secret—Anyone can practice the dependable skills that researchers have shown us really do work. You absolutely can...
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You take pride in your one-of-a-kind Resilience Pie, so you want the result to be the best that you can make it! Your high-quality ingredients and skills will go a long way toward making it good, but how can you rocket your Resilience Pie to masterpiece level? You’ve got resilience factors within and all around...
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While baking your resilience pie, you’ve observed yourself and used what you’ve noticed to recognize your own patterns. You see yourself clearly. Now how do you grow from where you are towards where you want to be? How can you increase your natural resilience? Celebrate what’s going right so that you can help it to...
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As a resilience pie-baker, you’ve heightened your awareness of your body, feelings, and thoughts. Each moment you’ve noticed yourself is a piece of data. You now have a lot of data, so what do you do with it? How can you use your observations to actually become more resilient? How can self-awareness help you build...
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You want to learn how to bounce back from adversity and leap towards opportunities. Easy as pie, right? Except that, like baking a pie, building resilience isn’t always easy. Good news! Like baking a pie (or quiche, or another layered dish that you love to eat), you can cultivate resilience by following a series of...
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When I was a kid, I watched a lot of musicals. In the movie musical South Pacific, the leading lady sings about being a cockeyed optimist. My grandma has always described herself as a cockeyed optimist, too – someone who is determined to see the bright side of everything. As an adult, I wonder, “Is...
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It’s the last minute of the big basketball game. I watch a player set up for a 3-point shot. He misses. His face crumples, and he slumps onto the floor. I’ve seen him miss that shot in practice, but that time he fought for the rebound. Why did he bounce back in practice, but assume...
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I hear the blaring alarm clock at the homeless shelter. It’s time for me to get up and prepare breakfast for the residents. I know that I should pop up and help, but I want to fake sleeping so I can rest longer. I know what I should do, but I’m tempted to act otherwise!...
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