Posts Tagged ‘friends and family’

How to Stop Worrying About Everyone Else’s Happiness

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

How do you stop worrying about whether your friends and family are happy? You know you should, but HOW?


Remembering I Love Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
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I always forget how much I love Thanksgiving. Every year since we moved away from Iowa, I have tried to avoid the inconvenience of putting together a replacement Thanksgiving, one that is not-quite right because we aren’t with our family back home. And every year, despite my best efforts, we have celebrated Thanksgiving wherever we […]


How to Get Along with Someone Who Voted for the Other Guy

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
how to get along with someone who voted for the other guy

Learn to listen and find common ground with people you liked before the election season.


Happiness Highlights: The Great House Hunt

Monday, July 16th, 2012
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House hunting kind of sucked, but my week was saved by some exceptional people.


Happiness Highlights: Relief from the Loneliness

Monday, April 9th, 2012
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Jared and I are both people who need people. It is paramount to our happiness. That kind of dependency can be scary; it most certainly makes you vulnerable. I have faith we’ll figure it out.