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How to cultivate pleasuretaking in your life

How to cultivate pleasuretaking in your life

Food is such an immediate pleasure. This month, let’s take the pressure off food and explore other ways to meet our desires and enjoy living 1.Paradigm-shift your pleasure. Think about how pleasure was presented to you as a child, and the rolemodels in your life….

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New year’s resolution: Remember birthdays

New year’s resolution: Remember birthdays

Fortunately for us egomaniacs, birthdays are a scheduled alarm call to be grateful for the wonderful people around us Giving, apparently, is a key feature of happy people. Is it a cause or effect of happiness? Well research suggests it’s a cause – for example,…

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Commit #7: Overcome motivational blocks and fear

Commit #7: Overcome motivational blocks and fear

Writer’s block had hit comedy writer Sarah Sheldon. She took my ‘Commit’ writing challenge. In six weeks, she’d broken a barrier and even made jokes too Sarah Sheldon writes: Just start! I am actually going to address the difficulty I was going to write about…

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Words that are in me: ‘Curiosity’

Words that are in me: ‘Curiosity’

Curiosity killed the freak-aat. It’s braver than courage and more powerful than pain. What is it, I wonder? * This post is from a series called ‘Words that are in me’ – read more here “What’s ‘wonder’?” Asked my daughter, who’s nearly 3. “It’s: ‘oh’”, I…

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