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I am doing double-duty today and rolling my Tuesday Tips email and Thursday podcast episode into one. I am tired and ready for a break! New Tuesday Tips will be resuming on January 5th and new podcast episodes will resume on January 7th. [buzzsprout episode='6926618' player='true'] Thank...

[buzzsprout episode='6894413' player='true'] One important component in getting what you want in life is to focus on what you want rather than dwelling on what you don't want. Sounds so simple and easy...

In the last podcast episode, I read a quote from Matthew Jones' article on Inc.com: "11 Billion Reasons The Self Help Industry Doesn't Want You To Know The Truth About Happiness." I received several DMs of, "C'mon. Is that really true? Doesn't everyone ultimately want to be happy?" Well,...

Recently I watched the STARZ documentary Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult. Whenever I would think it couldn't possibly get any stranger or more disturbing, it always did. One of the things that struck me (and there were many-- this was just one of them) is that...

[buzzsprout episode='6640429' player='true'] In one of my recent Tuesday Tips emails, I mentioned I have a friend who is getting job catfished. I received numerous responses, which included some people asking me what to look out for. What are some of the signs that I might...

Somehow, against the odds, 2020 is finally zipping along. I saw this meme the other day and felt it: Today is my birthday, which I intend to spend with cake and hibernation. (I mean, isn't that what's most important? Sweets and sleep.) I've been looking at...

Not many tips today. Mostly just me wishing all of you a Happy Thanksgiving. By the way: if you Google "Happy Thanksgiving," you can use Google Translate to hear turkey gobbles. If you don't believe me, go try it out. I'll be taking a podcasting break for...

[buzzsprout episode='6454963' player='true'] Feeling remorse because of something wrong or hurtful is normal. Constantly feeling bad about things you cannot control or a desire to be perfect is not. These tendencies often get magnified during the holiday season, perhaps more so now that Covid lockdowns are back on...

On the next podcast episode, I'll be talking about needless guilt and beating yourself up. The holidays are often a time when these tendencies get magnified, which is unfortunate. A lot of cities are going back on lockdown and Thanksgiving is not going to look...