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Facing Major Transitions With Positivity Can Help Us Thrive

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Q: I'm almost ready to retire. I don't feel "old," but I'm a bit concerned about how this transition might affect me. Do you have any advice?

Jim: George Burns once said, "You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old." If anybody was qualified to give that advice, it'd be George, who lived to be 100 years old. But I think even he...Read more

Learn How To Live Within Your Means To Achieve Sense Of Peace

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Q: My husband and I both work full-time. We're having problems making ends meet, so we're looking for better jobs. Meanwhile, we're trying to make a little extra here and there, but it's becoming exhausting. Do you have any suggestions?

Jim: It's a common statement: The money comes in; the money goes out. And for a lot of us, there's not much ...Read more

Look For Small Moments To Share With Your Kids

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Q: I've read that, as parents, we should "engage our children" to stay connected. As a dad, I really do want to make my kids a priority. But I just don't have time! What can I do?

Jim: I've heard many parents talk about how hard it is to find time to engage with their kids. I get that: Life is busy, and it's difficult to balance work, home and ...Read more

Instant Gratification Weakens Our Character

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Q: I've been out of college for four years, and I'm watching many of my peers getting everything they want -- good jobs, nice homes, world travel, etc. But they still seem unhappy, at least to me. Am I weird for wanting to take things slower?

Jim: We're surrounded by the danger signs of a world moving too fast. From microwaves to fast food, ...Read more

Taking Occasional Breaks Can Bring New Levels Of Fulfillment

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Q: I thrive on activity: career, parenting, church, volunteer work, hobbies, socializing, etc. A well-meaning friend suggested I get more rest, but that seems like a waste. I get bored if I'm not doing something. As long as I'm happy being busy, that's what counts, right?

Jim: Many busy people consider rest a waste of time. They see it as an ...Read more


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