Category: The Happiness Dare

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Tuesday 22nd August 2017

How to Put Up Your Dukes When Happiness is Hard to Find

How to Put Up Your Dukes When Happiness is Hard to Find

When I was a little girl, I loved the phrase “put up your dukes.” I suppose that’s because I was a scrawny little Dukes girl, and it astounded me that such a powerful phrase could include my last name. I viewed myself as small, weak, incapable at times, unsure of myself in times of trial. […]

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Thursday 8th June 2017

Which Wolf Are You Feeding?

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Maybe you’ve heard the Native American legend about wolves. It’s a parable that perfectly illustrates the way to happiness. According to the story, the grandson of an old Cherokee chief asked his grandfather, “Why is life so unhappy?” The wise chief thought for a moment and then asked his ...

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Monday 20th February 2017

A Happier Week Begins with This One Word

A Happier Week Begins with This One Word

One of the best ways to hold onto your happiness is simply by saying, “Thanks.” Sadly, I don’t always. Instead, I get tripped up by one of the major obstacles standing in the way of happiness: The belief that we would be happy “if only . . . .” “If only we could have peace […]

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Tuesday 1st November 2016

A 7-Day Challenge Guaranteed to Make You Smile

A 7-Day Challenge Guaranteed to Make You Smile

The other day, I was on the verge of having another anxiety attack — the same kind that I wrote about in my book The Happiness Dare. I could feel it coming on — an overwhelming sense of heart-pounding panic, difficulty breathing, dizziness. There wasn’t any one thing that set ...

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Thursday 15th September 2016

How Being Weird Can Make You Happier

How Being Weird Can Make You Happier

I am always amazed at the tremendous amount of feedback I get whenever I write about being “weird.” I am beginning to think this is why: people need permission to be their truest, fullest selves. Maybe the world has tried to beat the “weird” out of all of us. Well, ...

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Tuesday 13th September 2016

What One Girl Taught Me About Vulnerability – #TellHisStory

What One Girl Taught Me About Vulnerability - #TellHisStory

Meet Maddie. She’s a sixth-grade girl who, several years ago, taught me an important lesson about vulnerability in friendships. Her story impacted me so much, that I included it in The Happiness Dare. On Saturday, Maddie showed up at the library for my book signing. She bought a book, ...

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