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My focus is remembering that life is short and making your best days a common occurrence.

I'm a writer and dreamer with a PhD in self-reinvention. (Or was that computer science?) Whether you're stuck, lost, or just looking to enjoy your life more, come join me at http://17000-days.com .


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Brené Brown, an inspirational speaker and researcher on courage and vulnerability, talks about her Dig Deep button. You know, the button you push when you’re beyond exhausted but you have to soldier on anyway? When you have to dig deep to find untapped reserves of courage and strength to keep going?



She wrote in 2008 about breaking her Dig...

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How to be Happy (No Fairy D...
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Reclaim Your Love: How to F...
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What Did I Do Wrong? by Liz Pryor
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I really don't know why I felt compelled to pick up this book, but it wouldn't leave me alone in the library, so I got it, and then I couldn't stop reading it. I hope this isn't foreshadowing that I'm about to lose a good friend--I don't think I coul ...more
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Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes
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This was my audio companion for the drive home from PA. The first chapter offers foreshadowing of the terrible tragedy that will happen later--in such an annoying way, I almost quit this book and went for something else. But then the second chapter w ...more
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Rescue by Anita Shreve
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Good audio book for driving. I cared about the characters, and there was enough suspense that the miles flew by. Anita Shreve seems to be consistently great for this.
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Gossip by Beth Gutcheon
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I think I've loved every other Beth Gutcheon book I've ever read, so I was delighted to discover this one--I thought I had read all of her books already! But I didn't really like this one very much. It's kind of dry, I guess because it's told from th ...more
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Ladies Who Lunch by Linda Francis Lee
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I really enjoyed The Glass Kitchen: A Novel of Sisters, so I couldn't wait to get more books by the same author. This one, eh. I almost gave up on it near the beginning--too many problems, too many unpleasant characters. But in the end, I stuck with ...more
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Time After Time by Sue Haasler
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When I saw the jelly bracelets on the cover, I couldn't resist. This is a fun, happy romance without the usual romance novel stupidity. Good times.
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How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It by Patricia Love
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Devoured this book as quickly as possible in my eagerness to find out what the authors had to say about how to fix everything. It was the "without talking" part that got me--of course, I want to talk about everything all the time, but that's really h ...more
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He Loved Me, He Loves Me Not by Lynn Harris
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This book is hilarious, with lots of comic-book-style illustrations of absurd breakup situations. Yay! My favorite part so far is a series of postcards to send during the moratorium on communication with your ex. One has a picture of a person falling ...more
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It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken by Greg Behrendt
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How to be dignified, even when you haz teh sads. Mainly: no contact for 60 days, and use this time to reinvent yourself. My favorite tidbit was the advice to treat yourself like you're sick--rather than eating all the ice cream in the world, take rea ...more
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“One of the fastest ways to be genuinely happier is to develop a gratitude habit. Each night before going to sleep, list five things you’re grateful for that day. If you’re feeling really low and things are going terribly, sometimes it can be hard to think of five things, but do it anyway. At first it may even be that you’re most grateful for things that didn’t happen to make things worse; that’s all right, too. Just keep at it until you have at least five things.”
Cara Stein, How to be Happy

“There is a preppy wabi-sabi to soft, faded khakis and cotton shirts, but it's not nice to be surrounded by things that are worn out or stained or used up.”
Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

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