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  • DrAlan shared from How to Be Your Own Therapist : A Step-by-Step Guide to Taking Back Your Life by Patricia Farrell
    Instead of living dangerously, you've been trying to avoid making mistakes-in other words, you've been in hiding. As you've attempted to minimize the chances that you might get hurt, you've been in hiding. As you've accommodated others when it caused you inconvenience and pain, keeping your mouth shut when it made you seethe to remain silent, or denying your truth when you felt as if you might burst from the pain of pretense, you've been in hiding.
    Note: Hmmmm
  • DrAlan shared from Happiness by Design: Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life by Paul Dolan
    there is a general “misery of middle age” confirmed in all cases. Those aged forty-five to forty-nine report the lowest life satisfaction, worthwhileness, and happiness and those aged fifty to fifty-four report the highest anxiety.
  • DrAlan shared from Happiness by Design: Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life by Paul Dolan
    Our conclusions were that life satisfaction ratings are higher for those who: are wealthier (especially when compared to people who are like them) are young or old (being in your forties and fifties is a bad time for life satisfaction) are healthier have lots of social contact are married (or at least cohabiting) are a little more educated (having a degree is good but you probably shouldn’t get a PhD if you want to maximize your life satisfaction) are religious (it doesn’t matter which religion) have a job commute a short distance to work
  • DrAlan shared from Happiness by Design: Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life by Paul Dolan
    Our conclusions were that life satisfaction ratings are higher for those who: are wealthier (especially when compared to people who are like them) are young or old (being in your forties and fifties is a bad time for life satisfaction) are healthier have lots of social contact are married (or at least cohabiting) are a little more educated (having a degree is good but you probably shouldn’t get a PhD if you want
  • DrAlan shared from How to Be a Husband by Tim Dowling
    Life does not fly by when you’re trapped at a festival with a bad back, or stuck in standstill traffic on the M5, or listening to a child play ‘Moon River’ on the violin for the 230th time. But this stage does end abruptly: by the time you develop any sort of knack for dealing with it, it’s over. Suddenly you find yourself looking at photos on a pinboard: three boys, arranged by height, sitting on a bench with an apple apiece; a moon-faced eight-year-old in a stripey jumper holding a kitten; two brothers arsing about at the top of a sand dune. They look just like your life, until you compare...