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Peace from the John Lennon Wall in Prague
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October 23, 2013

Happiness is a Choice

It can be incredibly easy to base our happiness on outside circumstances. In fact, we're often taught in our society and in relationships that happiness is determined by how someone else acts or treats you. How often have you heard the line in a romantic comedy, "I want to make you happy for the rest of our lives"? While this is…
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Homer, Alaska -- Photo by Allison Gergley
Choice
August 12, 2013

Invest in What You Love!

"Where you invest your love, you invest your life."  -"Awake My Soul" by Mumford & Sons Almost 4 years ago, I had just moved to San Francisco. I took a huge leap of faith in moving to California and when I finally landed my dream job, I had $200 left in my bank account. I desperately needed a new comforter,…
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This is how excited I get from these songs!
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March 1, 2013

Top 10 Go-To Inspirational Songs

It's been too long since I've posted about music. Those that know me well know that I love music--whether it's listening to it, playing it, or creating it. I've posted about my favorite songs of childhood and through the teen years, but this list is dedicated to My Top 10 Go-To Songs for positivity, getting pumped, and happiness! Playing Banjo on…
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(c) Arianna’s Random Thoughts
Life Experiments
November 1, 2012

Celebrating You!

I'm excited to announce 6 Months to Live's first guest Life Experiments' post by Arianna Merritt from Arianna's Random Thoughts! Many thanks to Arianna for sharing her experiment and photos. Feel free to submit your ideas and life experiments as well to sixmonthstolive@gmail.com Read more about Arianna's journey to celebrating herself and others below: Meet Arianna Merritt from (c) Arianna’s Random Thoughts Celebrating You:…
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Photo by Allison Gergley
Life Experiments
August 9, 2012

“6 Months to Live” — The Original Experiment

On November 12, 2009 I started a 6-Month Experiment in Living. I wanted to see what would happen if I took 6 months to truly live. That simple choice to take a chance and venture into the unknown forever changed my life. Why is "What would you do if you had 6 months to live?" so powerful? It's a focusing question. It…
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Bhutan Temple, Photo from www.bhutan.com / Video by Pogo
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January 29, 2012

Writing Your Life, Part 2

First off, I want to thank everyone for their thoughtful, kind, and wise comments on my initial post, Writing Your Life. One of the many things I've learned and gained from this ongoing experiment in living is to be open and vulnerable (see The V Word) with others. I'm deeply grateful to everyone for listening and commiserating on questions we…
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