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Cara Stein

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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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How to get what you want (or what you don’t want)

I used to think I was a shit poet. Or actually, just not a poet at all. But I liked to hang around with a bunch of literary friends, and I liked going to open mic nights, and I wanted to be the one reading. I started by reading a funny passage from Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, and when I had everyone laughing, I was hooked. You know I had to try my own stuff next.


Fast-forward three year

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Published on March 16, 2018 11:46
Average rating: 3.81 · 307 ratings · 28 reviews · 18 distinct worksSimilar authors
How to be Happy (No Fairy D...

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Relax and Color: An Oasis o...

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Getting Unstuck: How to tra...

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Cara Cara said: " Of course I'm biased, but I love this book!!! After being really depressed for most of a year, the process of creating it made me the happiest I've been in a long time. Now I'm having a blast coloring all the pictures.

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I was so excited to see a new book by Gay Hendricks! I bought this immediately and devoured the first half. But then, I don’t know, I lost enthusiasm. The second half seemed kind of thin: superficial, not very substantial, didn’t really speak to me. ...more
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Emily has been homeschooled her entire life because of her epilepsy, but now her therapist and mother suddenly force her to go to public school as a junior in high school. They don’t seem to have a sense at all of how hard that would be. School was a ...more
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You Were Born Rich by Bob Proctor
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I “read” the audio version of this, which isn’t an audiobook but a recording of the seminar of the same name, given in the late 80s.

The whole time I was listening to it, I was so fired up and inspired. Now that I’ve finished it, it feels like it’s w
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Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg
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Keys to the Kingdom by Alison A. Armstrong
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The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John M. Gottman
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The Last of the Moon Girls by Barbara  Davis
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I’ve been suspecting for a while now that I’ll turn out to have some kind of woo-woo powers, and God knows I’ve spent enough of my life trying to avoid notice. So when I saw this book, I figured it would have something to teach me.

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A friend has been recommending this book to me for about four years now, but the title made me want to barf, so I kept ignoring her advice. Well, I guess I’m finally tired of being single, because I gave it another look. When I saw that it’s actually ...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

“Our eyes and ears can deceive us, our hearts don’t always have the best judgment, and our hormones can lead us astray. But our thoughts are sacred! We have to listen them because they’re the rational part.”
Cara Stein, How to be Happy

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