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Celebrating family. Leading positively. Sharing how-to.
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Ways to Say You Care

Ways to Say You Care | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
There are many ways to show someone that you care. Here are some examples.
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Helpful collection.

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The 4 Scientific Ways to Become Luckier | TIME

The 4 Scientific Ways to Become Luckier | TIME | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
It sounds crazy at first: How can you possibly become luckier? But it turns out luck isn’t chance and magic. There’s a science behind it. Richard Wiseman studied very lucky people to figure out what they had in common.
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It's behaviors that improve luck.

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10 Simple Things You Can Be Grateful for Even When Times are Tough

10 Simple Things You Can Be Grateful for Even When Times are Tough | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Some

Via John Michel
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Sweet, personal account of gratitude.

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John Michel's curator insight, March 13, 5:12 PM

Have you paused to count your Blessings today? 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 14, 10:15 AM

It seems easier to complain than accept what we have with gratitude. This is an excellent article in pointing out was to life the ordinary to the extraordinary.

Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, March 18, 11:15 AM

Good stuff!

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Are you expecting what you haven’t been promised?

Are you expecting what you haven’t been promised? | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Having hopes, dreams, and expectations is a good thing, for the most part. Sometimes having expectations can be a source of disappointment and frustration.

Via donhornsby, Bobby Dillard
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I'm a hoper! Asking the simple question, "Was I promised this?" can help to discern if my self-created expectation wasn't met or if a promise was broken.

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donhornsby's curator insight, March 11, 4:47 AM

Insightful article on the challenge of dealing with expectations in leadership. 

 

Where in your work and life have you been frustrated, disappointed and upset about unfulfilled expectations that no one ever promised you to fulfill?

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5 Simple Rules To Live By | Life Love & Music

5 Simple Rules To Live By | Life Love & Music | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Life has its ups and downs but if you follow these simple rules, life can be a whole lot easier.
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Debbie is a gem and has written a helpful article here.

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9 Tips On How To Be More Romantic?

9 Tips On How To Be More Romantic? | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
This time, I really, really, really did a gigantic research on my topic. WikiHow is fantastic!I wished to find out how to be more romantic. And I noticed, that this topic is mostly aimed at men. We...
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Love in action (great pictures included.)

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Happy hoteling with kids

Happy hoteling with kids | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Traveling with kids is often not relaxing and it can be downright perturbing. Choosing the right hotel can help limit the amount of vacation stress a family experiences.
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Attachment Vs. Detachment : Theories Vary

Attachment Vs.  Detachment : Theories Vary | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Rainer Maria Rilke discusses the incompleteness of lovers who lose themselves in others, without first finishing their self work. It becomes a whirlwind of attachment and detachment. Decades of res...
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Excellent article on the topic, from the first person perspective of an adult who was raised in foster care.

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5 Obvious - Yet Important - Actions of Love That Great Relationships Have

5 Obvious - Yet Important - Actions of Love That Great Relationships Have | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Your words mean a lot to your spouse, but your actions of love will speak much louder than words alone. Here are some simple actions great relationships do
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Do what is loving!

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Thoughtful Parenting: Some ideas to foster happy families and successful kids

Thoughtful Parenting: Some ideas to foster happy families and successful kids | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
There is an incredible amount of information we have on raising kids now. Maybe it’s too much, but there are a couple of things that research shows to be significant predictors of how well a child will do in life.
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Activities backed by research for positive family relationships.

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Best Advice: Enjoy the Journey

Best Advice: Enjoy the Journey | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers share the best advice they've ever received. Read all the posts here.About three years ago now I sat in a New York deli across from a good

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Include family :)

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Chris Shern's curator insight, February 27, 10:57 PM

Too often we separate our work from our private lives. It is not necessarily about work life balance but work life integration.

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Work From Home? Do it Better. — Startup Lessons Learned — Medium

Work From Home? Do it Better. — Startup Lessons Learned — Medium | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
It took me a long time to accept the fact that adding structure and routine to my workday was not the equivalent of giving up the freedom…
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Great, great article. I'm currently working to improve #10. 

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The All-or-Nothing Marriage

The All-or-Nothing Marriage | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Couples can be happier now than ever before. But it’s rare.

The good news is that our marriages can flourish today like never before. They just can’t do it on their own.


Via Dr. Amy Fuller, Fuller Life Family Therapy
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"Those individuals who can invest enough time and energy in their partnership are seeing unprecedented benefits."  I am grateful to be living proof of this statement.  My marriage is flourishing because it is we are one in a complimentary sense and we are unitive and procreative, which are traditionally held values. And we have modern sensibilities to help us be our best selves within this context and the complicated culture in which we live.

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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, February 21, 12:45 PM

Interesting article about the history of marriage and current relationship trends backed by research. The state of marital satisfaction is like wealth in America...the gap is getting bigger.  It IS possible to have a great marriage, but it will take time, dedication and effort. 

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How To Have A Happy Family – 7 Tips Backed By Research | TIME

How To Have A Happy Family – 7 Tips Backed By Research | TIME | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
1) Having Dinner Together Matters Kids who have dinner with their families do better across pretty much every conceivable metric. Via The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More: A recent wave of research shows tha...
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Checklists! I love 'em but don't usually see them included in similar lists for families :)

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Are your kids getting enough sleep?

Are your kids getting enough sleep? | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Children and parents need a wake-up call about the importance of sleep, say medical experts who are visiting schools in Australia and New Zealand with their message. - New Zealand Herald

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The teen years are the toughest to ensure proper sleep, 8.5 to 9.5 hours per night.

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April Richards's curator insight, March 15, 8:32 PM

Are your kids getting enough sleep?

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Stressful week? Try this ultimate feel-better-right-now bath

Stressful week? Try this ultimate feel-better-right-now bath | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Tired, achy and cranky? Try this super-easy homemade bath recipe that will chase away the blahs and make you feel better fast...!

Via Anubha Charan, JettRay
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Pretty.

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5 Ways to Invest in Yourself | Inner Clout

5 Ways to Invest in Yourself | Inner Clout | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
To succeed in your career, it is important that you continue to learn and add value. Here are 5 ways to invest in yourself to optimize your chances.
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#5 is my favorite of this list. Volunteering in big and small ways reap huge personal benefits.

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Happy Couples Share 6 Common Habits

Happy Couples Share 6 Common Habits | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Putting your spouse before your children is key.
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Positive and proactive habits.

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I am a multiplier.. I like to multiply people’s talent

I am a multiplier.. I like to multiply people’s talent | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
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Growing talent, growing hearts, growing love bigger.

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Feeling Burned Out? The One Change That Could Fix Everything

Feeling Burned Out? The One Change That Could Fix Everything | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
What do Steve Jobs, Bob Dylan, and Plato all have in common? Apart from being some of the most influential people in history, all of them thought of...

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Play!

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8 Essentials of an Effective Apology

8 Essentials of an Effective Apology | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
I'm pretty good at apologizing and I think it's primarily because of two reasons: I've been married for over 25 years. I mess up a lot. That means I get a lot of practice apologizing. I've logged w...
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Thorough.

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What 3 Oscar-nominated films teach us about family

What 3 Oscar-nominated films teach us about family | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
In “August: Osage County,” there is one hilarious scene amid a morgue-like set.
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Thoughtful read -> How do we escape the sins of our fathers and mothers yet still “belong” to our family? 

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Forget time management: It's all about attention management | TrainingZone.co.uk

Forget time management: It's all about attention management | TrainingZone.co.uk | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it

Forget time management: It's all about attention management http://t.co/bZhcO1hEiC


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Being aware of different kinds of attention and how to match them to tasks can improve time management.

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Simple Better Solutions's curator insight, February 27, 6:10 AM
I am most attentive in the am...after a good night's sleep! How about you? Check out more time management tips at www.simplebettersolutions.com
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What Truly Successful People Know That You Don't

What Truly Successful People Know That You Don't | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Six research-based strategies to help you overcome barriers to success
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Of the six, accountability is my current focus for myself and my family.

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Don’t Stay Silent When You Are Being Disrespected — Life Hacks — Medium

Don’t Stay Silent When You Are Being Disrespected — Life Hacks — Medium | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
How often do you try to brush it off when someone disrespects you?
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Great read. I appreciate that the author has pondered and lived this topic deeply.  And it is a tough one to articulate.  As for me, I look to set everyone up for success.  So when I stand up for myself and/or confront someone's disrespect, it for both of our sakes.

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