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Nancy Roman

Tag Archives: Happiness

The Escape

Years ago, a close friend asked me for advice on her workplace issue. She worked in a very small office – I think the staff totaled no more than five. She had very little in common with any of her co-workers. She was unhappy and had tried various methods to improve her relationships with the …

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Not Giving Up

Earlier this week, my husband and I stopped for ice cream, which was practically mandatory as it was ‘buy one, get one half price’ day at Carvel. We don’t usually take full advantage of BOGO day, which I think annoys my husband because the offer is for sundaes, but I would rather just have a …

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Advice From My Best Friend – Part 2

Well. Theo’s pup tips have made my Twitter very popular indeed. In fact, he is WAY more popular than I am. That is because he is so much wiser than I am. Here is some of his latest advice. Theo would also like you to know that he may have a book coming out soon. …

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Five Things You Deserve

Summertime – which also means time for a summer re-run. Here’s a post from three years ago – something I originally wrote for the Huffington Post. ***   FIVE THINGS YOU DESERVE NOW   Years ago, when I was single – I’d say young and carefree, except I wasn’t quite that young, and I’m not …

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Second Opinion

In the last few years I have seen several instances where seeking a second opinion has saved someone’s life – or at least saved someone from unnecessary treatment or surgery. An incorrect diagnosis nearly doomed someone I love. I am grateful every day that he sought that second opinion. No one person has all the …

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Exceptionally OK

Last night I was vegging out with my favorite mindless pastime – reading makeup reviews on Sephora – when the following lipstick review intrigued me. That was it. No explanation. Just three stars and the words “exceptionally ok”. And as I considered this short phrase, I started to like it. I started to love it. Now …

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Niceties

I think of myself as a very nice person. But a few days ago, I got a challenge to my niceness. Something very nice happened to someone I dislike. And I found myself irritated. Bitter even. Certainly not nice. Of course nice things happen to people who don’t deserve it. And who is a better …

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Mom: All Attitude

When people talk about “Attitude.” they are usually referring to a bad one. I know what that means. I was told often enough that I had a “Bad Attitude.” Usually by a boss because I showed a lack of tolerance for a stupid decision. But that was early in my career, and it was quite …

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The 40% Rule

When I was in college, I had a 40% rule. I was in college for a very long time. I liked school. I changed my major a few times both because I was interested in everything and also to make it last longer.  I took extra courses. When my parents finally told me they had …

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Peripheral Love

I recently wrote about some small joys that help me get through my worrisome days. One in particular I wrote about was my Zumba lady – a woman who dances with abandon (and a totally different rhythm than the music might seem to indicate). She is so wonderfully happy when she dances that she makes …

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