I’m Reading This RIGHT NOW: 10 Things You Do Not Need to Be Happier in Life

9. A superior time and place – The reason many people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.  They key, of course, is to do the opposite.  Appreciate your past without reliving it, handle your present with confidence, and face your future without fear.  Life is simply too short to spend at war with yourself.  Letting go of the past and future is your first step to happiness and peace in the present.  Realize that you are today where your thoughts and actions have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts and actions today take you.  Bottom line: You can’t stop the future.  You can’t rewind the past.  The only way to live is to press play, and dance.

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I’m Reading This RIGHT NOW: “How to Listen to Your Self-Care Rhythm” – Anastasia Amour



Your self care rhythm speaks to you subconsciously and tells you what it needs to make you feel good – and what it wants can change from day to day. When I woke up, all I wanted to do was to lounge around on the couch in my undies, watch bad TV and eat more ice cream than I should. But I ignored that – I pushed those feelings aside and instead forced myself to do things that I knew had made me feel better in the past, even though I didn’t feel it in my heart that those were what I wanted to do in that moment.

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I’m Reading This RIGHT NOW: “If je ne suis pas Charlie, am I a bad person? Nuance gets lost in groupthink” – Roxane Gay, The Guardian

I find some of the work of Charlie Hebdo distasteful, because there is a preponderance of bigotry of all kinds in many of their cartoons’ sentiments. Still, my distaste should not dictate the work the magazine produces or anything else. The cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo – and writers and artists everywhere – should be able to express themselves and challenge authority without being murdered. Murder is not an acceptable consequence for anything. More