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5 Benefits of Journaling (And How to Start Journaling Yourself)

People have been putting pen to paper as a means to clear their thoughts since the invention of writing. People who keep a journal praise the pastime as a way to help themselves process their emotions, reflect on their thoughts, and outline their goals for the future. But you may be surprised to learn that journaling is backed by science. Psychologists frequently prescribe a regular…

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The 3 Phases of Rising Strong After Failure with Brené Brown

It’s not easy or comfortable, but grappling with setbacks in life is inevitable. It’s natural to stumble and fall when you put ourselves out there. There is no shame in making mistakes. And, no matter how much it might feel like it is, failure is not the end of the world. The fact that you had the courage to show up and be vulnerable is…

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12 Ways to Boost Your Joy from The Happiness Project

How different do you think your life could be if you dedicated a whole year to making yourself happier? It’s this exact question that Gretchen Rubin asked herself before starting The Happiness Project. Every month for a year, Rubin performed various happiness experiments on herself. She investigated the science of happiness using research and anecdotal evidence and compiled all that she learned in a book…

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Creating A Fabulous Circle: Discover The Benefits Of Mutual Support With A New Fabulous Journey!

Fabulous users, we are so excited to announce the launch of the brand new Fabulous Circle!  This journey will show you exactly how to create and grow a supportive team of changemakers. You’ll be shown step-by-step how to build this motivational group of positive people guiding and cheering each other on towards total personal achievement. Together you’ll create a circle of like-minded dreamers. You’ll all…

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Using Triggers to Shape Your Behavior and Change Your Life

Take a look at your immediate surroundings right now. What do you see? Are you in an open office, surrounded by people and distractions? Are you in your bedroom, going between staring at this screen and staring at another one? Do you ever find it hard to focus on things you want to do in places full of distractions? You may not be consciously aware…

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Becoming Better Than Before with Gretchen Rubin’s Habit-Forming Techniques

Take a minute to think about what you did to get ready this morning. Maybe you jumped right out of bed, brushed your teeth, and had a healthy breakfast. Maybe you hit the snooze button once or twice. Whatever your morning routine looks like, ask yourself this: How much of it did you consciously think about while you were doing it? Chances are, you didn’t…

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Man’s Search for Meaning in the Darkest of Places

Viktor Frankl was a world-renowned psychiatrist and neuroscientist. He was also a Holocaust survivor, having suffered through four different Nazi concentration camps. During those unfathomably dark years, Frankl learned that finding meaning in one’s life is humanity’s deepest desire. He also learned that it’s possible to find meaning in life anywhere, even in the darkest of places. Upon being freed from Türkheim, he would dedicate…

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3 Things We Learned About Grief From The Year of Magical Thinking

Just before the Christmas of 2003, Joan Didion’s daughter Quintana was admitted to the hospital for the flu. Her condition quickly worsened, leaving her in a temporary coma. Returning home from visiting her daughter, Didion and her husband John sat down to dinner, where her husband suddenly collapsed and died of a massive heart attack. This maelstrom of tragedy marks the beginning of Didion’s memoir…

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Knowing This Will Help You Set Goals You’ll Actually Accomplish

In 2015, Gretchen Rubin, lawyer-turned-researcher, published a book called Better Than Before. In it, she outlined four personality types that arise when asked the question, “How do I react to expectations?” These four types, or tendencies as she called them, would become so popular that Rubin would expand upon them in another book two years later, The Four Tendencies. According to Rubin, we all face…

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12 Things You Should Do Every Day to Stay Alive

Important note: Always consult a medical professional before undergoing any new diet or exercise plan. When was the last time your doctor asked about your eating habits? Chances are, unless you brought it up yourself, it’s likely never happened. Despite the widely-accepted notion that our lifestyle habits–such as diet and exercise–have a tremendous impact on our health, medical professionals rarely discuss it with their patients…

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