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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.
It's behaviors that improve luck.
“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
Sweet, personal account of gratitude.
Have you paused to count your Blessings today?
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.
Having hopes, dreams, and expectations is a good thing, for the most part. Sometimes having expectations can be a source of disappointment and frustration.
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.
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?
Life has its ups and downs but if you follow these simple rules, life can be a whole lot easier.
Debbie is a gem and has written a helpful article here.
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...
Love in action (great pictures included.)
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.
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...
Excellent article on the topic, from the first person perspective of an adult who was raised in foster care.
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
Do what is loving!
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.
Activities backed by research for positive family relationships.
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
Include family :)
Too often we separate our work from our private lives. It is not necessarily about work life balance but work life integration.
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…
Great, great article. I'm currently working to improve #10.
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.
"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.
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.
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...
Checklists! I love 'em but don't usually see them included in similar lists for families :)
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
The teen years are the toughest to ensure proper sleep, 8.5 to 9.5 hours per night.
Are your kids getting enough sleep?
Tired, achy and cranky? Try this super-easy homemade bath recipe that will chase away the blahs and make you feel better fast...!
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.
#5 is my favorite of this list. Volunteering in big and small ways reap huge personal benefits.
Putting your spouse before your children is key.
Positive and proactive habits.
Growing talent, growing hearts, growing love bigger.
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...
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...
In “August: Osage County,” there is one hilarious scene amid a morgue-like set.
Thoughtful read -> How do we escape the sins of our fathers and mothers yet still “belong” to our family?
Forget time management: It's all about attention management http://t.co/bZhcO1hEiC
Being aware of different kinds of attention and how to match them to tasks can improve time management.
Six research-based strategies to help you overcome barriers to success
Of the six, accountability is my current focus for myself and my family.
How often do you try to brush it off when someone disrespects you?
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.