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The Best Cure for Insomnia Caused by Job Stress

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Insomnia sucks. Work stress wrecks your sleep, especially if you’re not happy with your job. Find out why stress wrecks your sleep if you hate your job and how to get your sleep back. Insomnia Sucks If your job stresses you too much, or if you just hate your job and can’t leave it, that […]

Best Way Out if You Hate Your Job and Can’t Afford to Quit

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Feeling stuck in a job you hate can be depressing. It drains your energy, purpose, and happiness. Everyone says, “just quit.” That’s easy to say, but what if you can’t afford to quit? In this post I’ll help you work your way out of that trap. I Hate My Job But Can’t Afford to Quit […]

Do Not Take Life Too Seriously

Do not take life too seriously. It can already be difficult enough without that extra stress. Life is easier and happier when you don’t expect it to be pleasurable all the time. It’s easier to enjoy life if you don’t take it too seriously. I love this one for obvious reasons. It’s very close to […]

Fulfill Needs and Be Somebody’s Miracle

Fulfill Needs

The news is full of people in need, different variations and extremes of need. Sometimes we see a need and don’t think it’s an actual need. Sometimes another’s need seems selfish, petty or just ridiculous to us. Whether it’s financial, emotional or existential, needs are relative. One person’s need is another person’s miracle, so we […]

A Sincere Gift of Happiness at Christmastime

The holidays are an exciting, yet hectic and expensive, time of year. Expenditures include gifts, cards, parties, meals, travel, décor, and so much more. I’m honored to have my friend Alicia write a guest post for IH. I Hope you enjoy her beautiful work. Give her lots of comments and shares to let her know […]

Gift Wrapping: Giving the Gift Within a Gift

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Last week’s post covered the infamous gift bag, the hurried person’s answer to gift wrapping. Today though, I’m extolling the greatness of gift wrapping, and I’m republishing this post for the holidays! A gift’s wrapping can be as much of a gift as the gift itself! Here’s everything you need to know about gift wrapping. […]

How to Find the Perfect Gift

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Holiday glee is really heating up by now.  Or is holiday hee really gleating up? Either way, stores of all kinds are frenzied with masses trying to finish their Christmas shopping. More people are using up the rest of their vacation days, and they’re using those vacation days to finish their Christmas shopping. Finding the […]

3 Powerful Ways To Become More Grateful

3 powerful ways to become more grateful

Becoming more grateful will change your life. Practicing gratitude increases positive emotions, reduces depression, improves relationships and builds resilience. Everyone has something to be grateful for, and we can always become more grateful. Sometimes it’s easy to be grateful and sometimes it’s more challenging. We go through difficult times and pain has a way of […]

How to Have Perfect Holidays

Perfect Holidays

The holidays are upon us! We’re a good couple weeks into the joy and mayhem. In my neighborhood, some Halloween lights transformed into Christmas lights overnight. As if by magic. As wonderful as holidays are–or could be–we tend to allow unwanted stress to find its way into them. What we all need is a little […]

How Gratitude Boosts Your Power

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Complaining is draining. Gratitude is power. When we focus on gratitude for what we have instead of dwelling on what we lack, we open and awaken our minds. Gratitude boosts your power, just like you had a soul gem. The Happiness Infinity Gauntlet This is an excerpt from my upcoming book The Happiness Infinity Gauntlet. […]