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50 Universal Truths That Will Make You More Successful In Life (Part 2)

Getting on in business is really similar to getting on in life. And that’s why I’m including the thoughts of Julie Bort with The Business Insider. She’s been a journalist for the better part of 2 decades and during that time she’s interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from CEOs of multibillion companies to entrepreneurs …

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10 Unexpected Gifts To Give And Receive This Christmas (Part 2)

Allison Vesterfelt caught my attention sometime last year and she really caught it with this beautiful article on gifts. And so I pass it along, a gift to you from Allison and me… There is going to be a lot of gift-giving this Christmas and it’s always good to remember the gifts we don’t even have to …

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The Cool Mona Community: Carlena From Houston

Hello Mona, I am enjoying your blog and felt the need to write. I recently relocated to Houston from my home in Connecticut to help out my mother. She has been ill for about a year and just couldn’t make it on her own any more. Care taking deserves some applause (not necessarily for me) …

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A Cool Mona Book Review: Fates And Furies (Short Listed For The National Book Award)

Fates And Furies by Lauren Groff, published 2015. National Book Award finalist and NPR’s Book Club Pick. A story about 2 perspectives of the same marriage – Lotto (loving husband, actor, playwright) and Mathilde (grateful wife, good-looking, survivor), an electric partnership of 24 years taking place in contemporary New York and Connecticut. 2 sides to …

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Why Is Happiness So Hard? 10 Reasons, 10 Solutions (Part 2)

Catch up on the first 5 reasons and solutions: http://www.coolmona.com/why-is-happiness-so-hard-10-reasons-10-solutions/ 6. Comparison Do you ever troll Instagram  and think, Wow, if only my life was like Rita’s, then I’d really be happy? We are bombarded with reminders that our better self is waiting in the wings. The thing is, we’re viewing edited reality. Case in point: …