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Antilamentation: A Poetic Antidote to Regret
Antilamentation: A Poetic Antidote to Regret

“You’ve traveled this far on the back of every mistake.”

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6 Rules for Creative Sanity from Radical Psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich
6 Rules for Creative Sanity from Radical Psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich

“Never yield to the expediencies of life except where it is basically harmless.”

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Henry Miller on the Beautiful Balance of Giving and Receiving
Henry Miller on the Beautiful Balance of Giving and Receiving

“It’s only when we demand that we are hurt.”

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Henry David Thoreau on Defining Your Own Success
Henry David Thoreau on Defining Your Own Success

“If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more starry, more immortal — that is your success.”

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Nora Ephron on Women, Love, Happiness, Reading, Life, and Death
Nora Ephron on Women, Love, Happiness, Reading, Life, and Death

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”

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Hermann Hesse on What Trees Teach Us About Belonging and Life
Hermann Hesse on What Trees Teach Us About Belonging and Life

“When we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy.”

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The Science of Sleep: Dreaming, Depression, and How REM Sleep Regulates Negative Emotions
The Science of Sleep: Dreaming, Depression, and How REM Sleep Regulates Negative Emotions

“Memory is never a precise duplicate of the original… it is a continuing act of creation. Dream images are the product of that creation.”

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Remembering Steven R. Covey with Timeless Insights from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Remembering Steven R. Covey with Timeless Insights from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.”

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Learned Optimism: Martin Seligman on Happiness, Depression, and the Meaningful Life
Learned Optimism: Martin Seligman on Happiness, Depression, and the Meaningful Life

What 25 years of research reveal about the cognitive skills of happiness and finding life’s greater purpose.

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Against Positive Thinking: Uncertainty as the Secret of Happiness
Against Positive Thinking: Uncertainty as the Secret of Happiness

Exploring the “negative path” to well-being.

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