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How to Set Boundaries in Awkward Situations with Strangers

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“Boundaries aren’t about punishing. Boundaries are about creating safety for yourself.” ~Sheri Keffer The person sitting beside you at the bar keeps talking to you despite your obvious disinterest. The flirty Uber driver mentions—three times—how beautiful you are. Your cousin’s new boyfriend gives you a too-long hug with wandering hands. In awkward situations with strangers, we […]

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I Will No Longer Allow My Doubt to Convince Me I’m Not Good Enough

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“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” ~Henry Ford Self-doubt is a killer. It may start off quietly in the back of your mind when you’re a kid. You may not even notice its presence, but if you let it, it can keep growing bigger and bigger like a balloon […]

The Launch of Sea Change 2.0 (and November’s Declutter Challenge)

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By Leo Babauta For the last few months, my team & I have been working on a new version of my Sea Change Program for changing habits and transforming your life… we’ve been internally calling it “Sea Change 2.0”. Well, I’m excited to let you know that we just launched it! It’s not only a […]

You Can’t Do Anything That is Shamefully Wrong

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By Leo Babauta I work with a lot of people on their difficulties, and one of the biggest ones people have is some variation of, “I am falling short of my expectations (or others’ expectations and I feel guilty, shameful, inadequate.” In fact, I would guess that most people feel that they’re letting themselves and […]

The Everyday Mindfulness Practice of Direct Experience

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By Leo Babauta When I first started practicing Zen meditation years ago, I thought it was to make me more calm. Then it was to make me less reactive. Then to make me less attached to things. These things all happen if you meditate regularly, as many of you know. But one of the most […]

Police: Tourists stabbed in Jordanian city near Roman ruins

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Several Spanish-speaking tourists were injured in a stabbing on Wednesday in Jerash, a Jordanian city popular with foreign visitors, along with a local guide and a security guard, police said, adding that a man had been arrested.

The Next Choice for the “Happier” Podcast Book Club: “I.M.” by Isaac Mizrahi.

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We’ve picked our next book for the Happier Podcast Book Club! Another memoir: I.M by Isaac Mizrahi. A New York Times bestseller, this memoir is thought-provoking, hilarious, beautifully written, fascinating. It’s a great portrait of a time and a place. You get a picture of glamor and celebrities, and also of the tremendously hard work of […]

What I Read This Month: October 2019

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For more than two years now, every Monday morning, I’ve posted a photo on my Facebook Page of the books I finished during the week, with the tag #GretchenRubinReads.  I get a big kick out of this weekly habit—it’s a way to shine a spotlight on all the terrific books that I’ve read. As I write […]

Good News in History, November 5

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On this day 550 years ago, the spiritual teacher and founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, was born. A poet, mystic, philosopher, and singer, Guru Nanak’s philosophy centered on belief in one God for all of creation, a God that is formless, omnipresent, compassionate, and attainable through prayer, humility, service, meditation, and virtuous living. Nanak was […]

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John Cena Donates $500K to California Firefighters and Gets Film Company to Do the Same

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With his latest film “Playing With Fire” set to be released in theaters this week, Cena got Paramount Pictures to match his donation as well. The post John Cena Donates $500K to California Firefighters and Gets Film Company to Do the Same appeared first on Good News Network.

Stressed to the Max? New Study Shows Deep Sleep Can Reduce Anxiety By 30%

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This new research from UC Berkeley shows that there is a direct correlation between feeling overanxious and undersleeping. The post Stressed to the Max? New Study Shows Deep Sleep Can Reduce Anxiety By 30% appeared first on Good News Network.

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Goods News NYC police commissioner is taking security job at Visa

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Star The Associated PressFILE – In this Aug. 19, 2019 file photo New York Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill makes an announcement at police headquarters. Multiple reports on Monday, Nov. 4 say O’Neill is stepping down after three years leading the nation’s largest police department. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) New York City’s police commissioner will…

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Goods News 5 weeks, 650 seats, 86 days to Brexit: UK election numbers

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Britain’s five-week election campaign officially began Wednesday, when Parliament was dissolved ahead of the Dec. 12 vote. Here’s a look at some key numbers in an election that could determine not only who governs Britain, but when, how — or even whether — the country leaves the European Union: 46 million: The number of eligible…

Clemson fans have every right to be furious with the CFP ranking Clemson fans have every right to be furious with the CFP ranking

Clemson fans have every right to be furious with the CFP ranking

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The College Football Playoff committee released its first top 25 ranking of the year on Tuesday night and Clemson, the defending national champion, and undefeated team … was fifth. You can see the committee’s line of thinking: Clemson isn’t in the SEC, so it hasn’t played as tough competition as #2 LSU or #3 Alabama.…

Mexico ambush: Boy, 13, walked 23km for help after gun attack Mexico ambush: Boy, 13, walked 23km for help after gun attack

Mexico ambush: Boy, 13, walked 23km for help after gun attack

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Relatives of the victims look at a burned-out vehicle in which four people were killed A 13-year-old survivor of the attack by suspected Mexican drug cartel gunmen on a convoy of US Mormons hid six siblings in bushes before walking 23km (14 miles) to get help, his family said.Eight children…

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