Category Archives: Value Yourself

Inherent Worthiness

(a Meditation on Happiness by Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD, in his book, Happier) “To lead a happy life, we must experience a sense of inherent worthiness. As Nathaniel Branden writes, ‘In order to seek values, man (sic) must consider himself worthy … Continue reading

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The Journey ~~~~~by Mary Oliver

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice– though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. “Mend my … Continue reading

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It’s not just luck

Even without catastrophes throwing us for a loop, it seems hard enough to stay happy in an on-going way when everything is copacetic. The little niggling things get people down more than disasters. And if we think that contentment happens … Continue reading

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When We’re Centered, We Remember Who We Really Are

“When we remember who we really are, we bring together the universal with the personal. Instead of becoming more disembodied or rigidly spiritual, we have a sense of humor about the whole dance of life, and everything becomes easier and … Continue reading

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Not reaching your goal? It may be an extinction burst.

Have you ever been working on something – losing weight, being more patient with coworkers, exercising regularly, developing a more positive outlook – and there you are, making steady progress, working the system, and suddenly, BAM! Something happens that seems … Continue reading

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Even Judy Dench doubts herself

From Chapter 16: Value Yourself Highly: Dame Judy Dench, arguably one of the best actors in the world, has primarily played sure-footed women. She was being interviewed on National Public Radio to introduce her latest series, “Cranford,” as I wrote … Continue reading

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