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The Hall of Bobby

[Writing Prompt] When you die, you appear in a cinema with a number of other people who look like you. You find out that they are your previous reincarnations, and soon you all begin watching your next life on the big screen. Bobby took one look around him and a...

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Let Gratitude Be Your Guide

I had already been there for 45 minutes when they told me, “It’s going to be at least another hour until the doctor can see you.” A million things raced through my head but I decided to respond with the only word I could get out. “Ok.” It was a mix of emotions sitting...

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The Secret Sauce To Self-Worth

Since the earliest days of civilizations we’ve sought after it. Inscribed on the Temple of Apollo at Delphi in Ancient Greece were the words, “Know thyself.” We all deserve to be satisfied, to know who we are in this world and to feel content with that. And we are...

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10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Life

I was fortunate enough to attend an amazing talk by Joan Shafer on the topic of The Power of Positivity a week ago. At the seminar she told us that Positive Psychology is not just an approach to life, it’s a science. Joan explained that all emotions have a purpose....

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The Incredible Power of Giving

When I first started writing this article, the title I had in mind was 15 Positive Methods to Make Your Life More Meaningful. I dove into my usual research and found myself focusing on one aspect and one aspect alone, so much so that I decided this one aspect just...

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5 Weird Ways To Increase Your Happiness

  5. Remove The Batteries from Your TV Remote “Habits are like financial capital — forming one today is an investment that will automatically give out returns for years to come.” — Shawn Achor, The Happiness Advantage In one section of his book The Happiness...

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The Parable of the Joyful Early Bird

Tired Tom was always a sleepy head. He was just one of those birds that could never (for the life of him) wake up early, pull himself out of his warm cozy nest, and get the good first catches of worms. His friend Mary Mournins always had a cheer about her. She wasn’t...

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12 Oddly Satisfying Things In Life

Sometimes in life you have to appreciate the little things… …even if they’re like, really little… 12. Waking up Before your Alarm It always feel great when you can start off the day totally in control of what’s ahead! When I have small victories against my alarm I...

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How to be a World-Class Negotiator

A few nights ago, I attended a talk given by Christopher Voss, former international FBI hostage negotiator for 24 years, in which he described several of his kidnapping stories and how his entire mission in life was to help people and save lives. Needless to say, he...

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Top 10 Graduation Speeches of All Time

It was a about year ago that I got a deal for YouTube Red that gave me 6 months of subscription for $1, so I decided to try it out. I had never been a big watcher of YouTube before because I believed it was like watching TV which I always considered a waste of time....

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New York Joy

Hello our fabulous ChewsJoysters 🙂 We just got back from a wonderful trip to New York aka The Big Apple 🙂 We saw some awesome shows, had some awesome food, and well…just basically had an awesome time exploring joy in New York City 🙂 Here are a couple things we...

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