Life is short.  We don’t know which day will be our last.  And when we take our last breath, the hope is that we will have spent our lives doing those things that matter most to us. So, consider asking yourself, “Does my life currently reflect what is most important to me? How have I…

Retirement is what most working people dream about.  Most folks want it to come as soon as possible.  As a result, we buy books about how to retire early.  We see financial planners to figure out how to make it happen quickly.  Everyone wants to retire now. However, the dream of retirement is very different…

Can you state your strengths?  Most of us don’t want to say them out loud.  It feels like bragging.  But can you identify them just to yourself? For many of us, even that is hard to do.  Most of us easily can state our weaknesses.  I certainly can.  I can tell you exactly how many…

A high quality of life isn’t just for people who have a lot of money.  In fact, your quality of life has less to do with how much money you have and more to do with how you manage your life and your belongings.  Below are some ways to improve your quality of life at…

Many years ago, I was working for a government agency. I loved my job. I truly enjoyed my work and my colleagues. One day, my boss and I were chatting, and I told him how happy I was working for the agency. He said, “Meerabelle, don’t love this agency. The agency will not love you…

If you are anything like me, your holidays do not look like a Norman Rockwell painting. There is the stress of overspending. There is the stress of navigating family relationships. There is the stress of just having to do too much. Even my favorite holiday years, when my daughter was small and still believed in…

There is a lot of advice out there about how to deal with the stress in our lives. For instance, we are told that we should mediate in order to be better equipped to handle stress. Or we should have gratitude journals, so that we can realize how blessed we are. Or we should stop…

We tend to think that niceness is a trait that you are born with, like being tall or having brown hair. But being nice isn’t a trait. Being nice is a choice. It is a choice that we make every moment of every day. It has nothing to do with our genetic makeup, or our…

We often view confidence as a quality or attribute that people are born with. We think of it in the same way as having brown hair or blue eyes. It is something you either have or don’t have. But confidence isn’t an attribute, like hair or eye color. We aren’t born with confidence. It is…

One of the greatest causes of unhappiness is the addiction to approval. Needing other people to like us or think that we are wonderful is a recipe for misery. Why? Because the approval of others is something that is completely outside of our control. You simply cannot control whether people like you. There is no…

Meerabelle Dey
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Meerabelle Dey

Meerabelle Dey has a B.A. in History and Religious Studies from the University of Toronto and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. Much of her legal career has been spent dealing with issues affecting women, children and the poor. She has lived in the United States, Canada and the Middle East. Meerabelle now devotes her time to writing. Her mission is to use her writing to inspire others to achieve God’s unique purpose for their life.

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