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How to Recover From Being Hurt in an Online Relationship

How to Recover From Being Hurt in an Online Relationship

Written by on March 2, 2013 in Breakup Survival Tips, Happiness Tips with 3 Comments

These tips are inspired by a reader who was lied to and hurt in two online relationships. Recovering from the pain of betrayal by someone you met online isn’t easy, but it’s possible if you learn how to focus your thoughts. And, healing is about embracing your mistakes while preparing for the future. “Never allow […]

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How to Stop Worrying – 6 Tips From Really Smart People

How to Stop Worrying – 6 Tips From Really Smart People

Written by on January 1, 2013 in Happiness Tips, Psychology Tips, Resilience with 0 Comments

Here’s a round-up of the best ways to stop worrying – plus links to helpful websites about being happier, enjoying life, and finding inner peace. Worry destroys the moment (and your life is made up of moments!), depresses your mood, and can evolve into obsessive thinking patterns. Worrying puts you at risk for mental illness […]

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4 Ways to Recover From Disappointment

4 Ways to Recover From Disappointment

Written by on November 23, 2012 in Happiness Tips, Psychology Tips, Quips & Tips for Life Goals with 2 Comments

The first major disappointment I faced in life was not getting into graduate studies at Cornell, 20 years ago. My most recent disappointment is not getting a practicum placement now that I’m in grad school at UBC (I’m getting my Master’s of Social Work). That was two months ago. And I’ve had lots of — […]

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When Your Friends Are Pregnant and You Can’t Conceive

When Your Friends Are Pregnant and You Can’t Conceive

My friend just announced her pregnancy; I’m happy for her, but sad for us. Here’s how I deal with the sadness and frustration of not getting pregnant. We can’t have babies, and aren’t pursuing fertility treatments. I’m usually okay with my childless life – I’m the Bounce Back Babe, after all! But sometimes it hurts. I’ve […]

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How to Find Happiness in an Unhappy Marriage – Tips From a Chaperone

How to Find Happiness in an Unhappy Marriage – Tips From a Chaperone

Written by on November 12, 2012 in Happiness Tips, Marriage Tips with 0 Comments

These tips for being happy when you can’t leave your spouse are inspired by a woman who was married to a gay man for over 30 years. Cora felt she couldn’t leave her husband because people would talk. This was back in the 1920’s, during Prohibition, underground jazz groups (speakeasys), and corsets. Oh – and […]

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My Boyfriend Isn’t Ambitious – Will He Drag Me Down?

Q: I am deeply in love and in a relationship with a man who is ten years older than me. Despite the age difference, we have a great time and lots of fun. My biggest problem with him is that I’m in my 20′s and life is just starting for me, but he has NO […]

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Accepting a Childfree Life – How to be Happy When You Can’t Have Kids

Accepting a Childfree Life – How to be Happy When You Can’t Have Kids

Written by on July 27, 2012 in Happiness Tips, Identity & Life Tips, Psychology Tips with 12 Comments

If you haven’t chosen a childfree life, you need to know how to be happy without having children of your own. These tips on accepting life without kids are from me – a woman who has accepted infertility. Accepting a childfree life is easier said than done, right?  But listen… “The willingness to win OR […]

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10 Reasons to Forgive Yourself for the Bad Things You Did

Written by on June 12, 2012 in Emotional Health Tips, Happiness Tips with 9 Comments

Tired of beating yourself up for the mistakes you made and the “bad” things you did? Here are the best reasons to forgive yourself for what you’ve done and how you treated people. I’m writing this article because I’m tired of flagellating myself for my mistakes, and because of the comments I get on my […]

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How to Cope With Being Alone When You’re Old

How to Cope With Being Alone When You’re Old

Written by on May 21, 2012 in Emotional Health Tips, Happiness Tips with 4 Comments

Don’t wait until you’re “old” to cope with your fears of aging and being alone! Here’s how to build a life of peace and happiness, whether you’re 45 or 95. This quip summarizes my tips on coping with being alone in your twilight years: “It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.” ~ John Bulwer. […]

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What is SAD? Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Depression

What is SAD? Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Depression

Written by on October 16, 2011 in Emotional Health Tips, Happiness Tips, Psychology Tips with 2 Comments

This description of what SAD is includes the most common symptoms of Seasonal Affective Depression (which is what SAD is!), plus several tips for treating this type of depression. “Long nights and cold weather days are upon us which means the ‘winter blues’ could be setting in,” says Oz Garcia, Ph.D., co-author of Redesigning 50: The […]

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