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I mean, for real. All those mistakes? Let them go. Take a breath and remember how amazing you are. Now, tell me... What did you do today? Let's celebrate! 🎉 #bedtimelove #sweetdreams

That's you, my dear. 🌛🙌🏻💋

It's true. There will always be bills that need paying, kids that need raising, and homes that need repairing. There will always be friends that need supporting, jobs that need working, and events that need attending. 😒 But you've got to remember ✨ this is YOUR life ✨ and you only get one shot. So make it a good one. Do that thing you've always wanted to do. Now is the best time! 💖

Promise. 💋 #nightynight

5 Pieces of Advice Everyone Ignores (but Shouldn't!)

She generally gave herself very good advice (though she very seldom followed it)." That's what Lewis Carroll wrote about Alice, and it's true of most …

Alice In Wonderland

10 Life Lessons You Should Unlearn

In the past 10 years, I've realized that our culture is rife with ideas that actually inhibit joy. Here are some of the things I'm most grateful to …

Martha Beck: How to Survive Life's Roughest Patches

"What is happening to my life?" said Dorothy, exhaustedly sipping a triple espresso across the table from me. "Did I do something to deserve this?"<p>By …

Divorce

Martha Beck's 5 (New) Best Pieces of Advice

The thing about giving advice for a living is that you start to see it everywhere. Shakespeare must have been in his self-help phase when he wrote …

Pets

Have You Created Your Magic List Yet?

Okay, fess up—at some point you've had your own magic list, haven't you? I just can't believe Alice and I are the only people who've written down …

Why Love + Kindness = Thinner Thighs

You've heard Tolstoy's old line about all happy families being alike, and all unhappy families being unhappy in their own way? Sorry, Leo, but I'm …

Those Witheringly Cruel Voices in Your Head: How to Silence Them for Good

Doormats Anonymous: A 3-Step Plan for Standing Up for Yourself

If Nu Nu had been bigger than a doorknob, someone would have shot him. He was like a tiny chain saw with fur, a snarling, fang-baring nightmare of a …

Cesar Millan

How Three Simple (But Powerful) Words Can Put You On the Path to Happiness

What do you need to make your dreams come true? Three wishes? Think again. Martha Beck on a goal-setting strategy that will get you where you want to …

Harry Potter

The Body Whisperer

By the time I was 7 years old, Monty Roberts already suspected there was a better way to train horses. Roberts spent his childhood watching cowboys …

Time I

The Secrets You're Not Telling Yourself

"Of course I'm out of my mind," said one of my daughter's friends the other day. "It's dark and scary in there!"<p>I wish all of us were so honest. …

Caving

How to Take a Leap of Faith—and Make a Perfect Landing

I've always loved the way cartoon characters run right off cliffs, then look down for a hapless frozen moment before plummeting into the abyss. …

Mental Disorders

The Secret to Finding Miracles Where You Least Expect Them

"I was desperate," said Jean. "My husband had just left me, and I couldn't see any way to raise my kids or pay the bills. I'd collapsed in a suicidal …

Anthropology

Know When to Fold 'Em

Who's Sorry Now? 6 Steps to Regret-Proof Your Life

So here's the story: After a lifetime of handcopying ancient texts, an elderly monk became abbot of his monastery. Realizing that for centuries his …

How to Get the World to See the Real You: Martha Beck's 4-Step Plan

I've never really followed popular culture; my finger is on the pulse of things like 19th-century literature (which no longer has one). But the …

Yes? No? Maybe?

"I've got to commit to this relationship or end it," said Tessa, sounding a little desperate. "I can't go one more day without making the decision." …

Time I

Yes, It Was Awful—Now Please Shut Up

If you've ever seen a nervous flier working a set of worry beads through her fingers or Dirk the neighborhood car freak relentlessly buffing his 1982 …

The Four Types of Change Everyone Experiences in Life

Martha Beck: How to Deal with Emotional Triggers

You know what really triggers me? When people use the word <i>trigger</i> the way I just did. Perhaps you've been hearing this lately, usually with regard to …

Self-help

The Most Important Moment to Creating Lasting Change in Your Life

Try something for me: Close one eye, then spend a minute looking around. Scope out the room, admire the view, scrutinize objects near and far. Now …

Happiness

The Cure for Self-Consciousness

You step into the party feeling reasonably confident. True, your favorite little black dress feels somewhat tight, but it's still elegant, and the …

Time I

4 Steps to Aha!: How to Figure Out Exactly What You Want

Have a Heart: The Empathy Workout

I can't say I always enjoy cardiovascular exercise. I don't think anyone does. Oh, I've seen those infomercials featuring models whose granite abs …