Monthly Archives: July 2011

How to Change a Bad Attitude

I believe in the power of a positive attitude. I also believe that knowing a positive attitude has the potential to affect change in your life is one thing – and changing a negative attitude is a completely other thing, … Continue reading

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My Fear of Being Wrong

Let’s chalk this up to: lessons I thought I already learned but oh! look! here I am having to learn them all over again! I am terrified of being wrong. I’m not in love with the idea of being right; … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights from Philadelphia

I’ve been to Philadelphia once before, and the impression of the “City of Brotherly Love” I left with was that there was very little love in the city at all. I remember beautiful architecture and inspiring stories of our Founding … Continue reading

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The Determination to Tell a Story

I was introduced to Jane Devin by Deb. We were discussing business on the phone one day and she mentioned that another blog had recently finished her own year-long tour of the United States, only she’d done it alone and … Continue reading

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Today I Choose Enough

For the first time since I began freelance writing a few years ago, I’m having a slow month. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you know that I’m usually working too much, battling too many deadlines too close … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights from Week 2 in DC

Last week was our second in the Washington, D.C. area and we learned a valuable lesson: Staying at least two weeks in one place is awesome. We were less rushed and we had the luxury of going back more than … Continue reading

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How to Ask for Help

I want to teach my children to be resourceful. I want them to be independent and self-reliant, able to make their way in the world and confident of that fact. But I also want them to know how to ask … Continue reading

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Learn the Back Story

At the end of our first month on the road, I wrote about some of the lessons we’ve learned from traveling. One of the lessons I told you I learned was: 11. People and places can surprise you. Even if … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights from Washington DC

Last week was a time of refilling my soul. I gave myself permission to catch up on work, I hung out with friends, and I fell madly and deeply in love with my country. As a result, I feel like … Continue reading

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Developing Happiness Habits

One of the things that’s contributing to my stress lately is a complete and total lack of routine. Ironically, I took this trip in part to get away from some routines, but not because I think all routine is bad. … Continue reading

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