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How to Be a More Positive Person


I come from a family of borne curmudgeons. When the wind kicked up, my dad would proclaim it had been brought in to ruin his carefully coifed side part. My mom often tempers good news with something like, “Well, it’s better than a kick in the head.”

How’s that for positive?

As you might imagine, I am, by my very nature, prone to pessimism. The old glass isn’t just half empty, it’s probably too cold, or not cold enough…or maybe I never asked for water in the first place, and it just figures that I ended up getting served it in a joint like this. So, anyway…I always sort of imagined that being a positive person was for people who wear flowers in their hair and eat organic food and think the world is a beautiful, nurturing place just bursting with possibility. Meanwhile, I can’t help getting stuck on depressing stuff like politics and tsunamis and the birds that poop on my car the minute I’ve washed it.  Nowadays I’d say I’m more of a recovering killjoy. Find out what I learned along the  way in my new post on WiseBread: http://bit.ly/Hbj2MO

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From Yoga Philosophy to Finance

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My regular yoga practice has led me to think differently about a few things, including my money. After all, there’s often a lot of emotion and irrational feelings tied up with money and most of us struggle to manage our finances in a balanced way. Yoga is all about balance – and not just the kind that involves standing on one foot.  Check out these yoga-inspired financial lessons in my latest piece on Golden Girl Finance: http://www.goldengirlfinance.ca/articles/from-yoga-philosophy-to-finance-how-to-refocus-your-yogic-energies-on-your-money.

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