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Questions for You: What Habits Most Affect Your Spiritual Life and Work Life?

Have I mentioned that I’m writing a book about how we make and break habits? Oh right, I think I have. Before and After will hit the shelves in 2015 (sign up here to be notified when it’s available). Most of us — well, perhaps not the Rebels — have habits that we’d like to add or drop, and I’d …


Story: I Only Have to Worry about Doing My Best.

This week’s video story: I only have to worry about doing my best.   It was a big relief to me to think — well, my friend is right, I don’t have to worry about being qualified. That’s the Justice‘s problem! It’s hard to explain why that made such a difference to me. All we can do is our best, …


“I Call That Voice the ‘Obnoxious Roommate Living in My Head.’”

Happiness interview: Arianna Huffington. I’ve followed Arianna Huffington’s fascinating career for years, and for several years I cross-posted my blog material on the site she launched, The Huffington Post, but it was only last week that I got the chance to meet her face to face. We were both speaking at a conference here in New York City, and got …


Secret of Adulthood: Doing a Little Work Makes Goofing Off More Fun.

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Secret of Adulthood: Schedule Time to Be Unscheduled.

Further Secrets of Adulthood:   For me, if something isn’t on my schedule, it doesn’t happen. Which is why I have some slightly ridiculous items on my schedule: to kiss my husband every morning and every night; t0 force myself to wander; and something I talk about in Before and After (my forthcoming book on habit-formation), Power Hour. In fact, …