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Why We Wish Away Happiness

What’s keeping you from happiness? If you’re like most people you can list the obstacles standing between you and bliss. We all want to be happy. When we’re not, we’re…Read more

The Airplane Experiment: Role Reversal Gone Awry

Wouldn’t it be great if your boss had to spend a week doing your job?  Or your spouse had to take care of your jobs? When you’re feeling low, it’s…Read more

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    What To Do When Your Friend’s Father Dies, And Other Life Crises

What To Do When Your Friend’s Father Dies, And Other Life Crises

Janet Reno runs a great funeral. How do I know this? Because Former US Attorney General Reno was a college chum of my father’s cousin.  When my father’s cousin’s husband…Read more

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    Why Trying To Make Your Children Happy Makes Everyone Miserable

Why Trying To Make Your Children Happy Makes Everyone Miserable

If you ask people what they want for their children, most will tell you that they just want their kids to grow up to be happy. As the hands-on portion…Read more

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    Why Happy Families Require 12 Great Relationships (or Maybe 11)

Why Happy Families Require 12 Great Relationships (or Maybe 11)

I love my family. We were on a group tour recently. One of our fellow tour members, a woman we didn’t know prior to the trip, who had shared a…Read more

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    The Surprising Thing about People That Shouldn’t Be Surprising

The Surprising Thing about People That Shouldn’t Be Surprising

Why are we always so surprised when people are nice? During the recent Atlanta snow debacle commuters found themselves stranded on the highway, some were stuck there all night. Upon…Read more

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    Guest Blog – Three Truths Behind Our Industry’s Response to HealthCare Reform

Guest Blog – Three Truths Behind Our Industry’s Response to HealthCare Reform

I'm delighted to share this thought-provoking article from our client, Gina Marchese, Senior Vice President and a Partner of MMS - A Medical Supply Company.   She is also a member…Read more

Three Ways to Deal with the Poison Person

Is your husband’s boss ruining your marriage? It’s simply stunning at how one negative person can seep into the lives of so many others. Their prickly tentacles insert themselves into…Read more

Managing the Monkeys in the Middle of Management

Does your boss ever remind you of an ape? Snorting around, grunting orders, lurching through the office with his knuckles dragging the ground, beating his chest and growling every five…Read more

How to get over Facebook Envy

This is a story about how I ended up in a McDonald’s, in a bad part of LA eating a Happy Meal for Christmas lunch. It’s also a story about…Read more

Two Easy Ways to Make Yourself Happier at Work

Everyone has bad days at work. If you love, or at least like your job, the bad days aren’t many. But most, because most jobs involve people, including yourself, who…Read more

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    Five Friends Nobody Needs and How to Manage Them, If You Must

Five Friends Nobody Needs and How to Manage Them, If You Must

We’ve all got that friend.  The person who no matter what the situation will always find a way to turn it around to be about them instead of you. The…Read more

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    Why Your Son-In-Law Will See You Naked, and 2 Other Life Truths

Why Your Son-In-Law Will See You Naked, and 2 Other Life Truths

It’s funny, you can observe what happens to your parents and relatives. But for some reason, you just don’t believe those circumstances will ever apply to you. As I contemplate…Read more

Are Your Greatest Strengths Holding You Back?

I like to talk. A lot. My talkativeness has won me business, forged friendships, and been the bedrock of my career. My talkativeness has also made me overbearing, ruined relationships,…Read more

Sacrificing Love of Learning on the Altar of Memorization

There’s a great scene in the 1980’s movie When Peggy Sue Got Married. Kathleen Turner’s time travels go back to high school. Already having lived much of her adult life,…Read more

Why Redundant Paperwork is Ruining Everything

How many forms did you have to fill out the last time you went to the doctor? Was it fun? Why is it that Kroger knows what kind of conditioner…Read more

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Why We Wish Away Happiness

What’s keeping you from happiness? If you’re like most people you can list the obstacles standing between you and bliss. We all want to be happy. When we’re not, we’re…Read more

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