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This May Sound Harsh, But You Need to Know

(This is the fourth blog in a series of five, entitled “Rooms to Stay Out Of: Self-Pity, Failure, and Regret.” It is taken from Lesson 6 in Happy School Advanced, a study of the book, Happy School.) Recently, a friend of mine asked me to meet with her younger sister because her sister is struggling with…

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Responding to Someone with High Negativity

(This blog was taken from Lesson 7 and 8 in Happy School Advanced.) My grandmother had a neighbor, Cleo, who had to take care of an aging aunt during the aunt’s last years. This aunt, Aunt Luticia, had no children, and was arguably the most negative and pessimistic person you’ve ever met. Aunt Luticia complained about…

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The Real Answer to Fear

(This blog was taken from Lesson 7 and 8 in Happy School Advanced.) My most intense fearful moments are related to fears over my children. I remember having a three-year-old who was so dehydrated from the flu that he seemed almost lifeless (thank God for emergency rooms and IV’s). I also remember another son who fell on the ice and hit his head. He too was almost non-responsive on the way to the emergency room. Another time a child swallowed something, and I was afraid he might die. When the Emergency Room techs told me he would be alright, I remember sobbing because I was so relieved. Having had six kids,…

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How to Recognize if You Have Self-Pity

(This is the first blog in a series of five, entitled “Rooms to Stay Out Of: Self-Pity, Failure, and Regret.” It is taken from Lesson 6 in Happy School Advanced, a study of the book, Happy School.) One afternoon fifteen years ago, I was getting acupuncture. I was explaining to my acupuncturist why I was emotionally down.…

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The Power of Your Previous Neural Pathways

(This is blog eight in a series of eight, taken from Lesson 5, “Discover Your One-of-a-Kind Genius Zone and Set Your Current Top Life Goals” in Happy School, Where Women Learn the Secrets to Overcome Discouragement and Worry. You can access all 8 blogs in Lesson 5 HERE at JulieNGordon.com.) It’s the same four to five WMDs (What’s Missing…

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