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Happy MakingWho Can’t Relate To This?

6 comments | November 3rd, 2011

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#thecumulativeeffectGaga, Lisa Simpson and Self Esteem

8 comments | September 1st, 2011

homer

(story by OOC via the NY Daily News)

Was it our annoucement of The Self Esteem Act?  Could it have been?  No?  It must be our self esteem runs amok.

 

Us aside, Lady Gaga's just finished a guest spot of "The Simpsons", where she hits Springfield after learning that it's teeming with low self-esteem.  In the episode our Ladyness works to cheer up a dejected and low self-esteeming Lisa.

 

Switch places with the yellow paragon of virtue that is Lisa.  Who would you pick to come to your town, your house, and sing, dance and push your blues away?  Or just make you happier than you are now?

 

BTW,  Gaga's episode will appear in the spring and "The Simpsons" premieres Sept. 25.  Set your DVRs.

 

#bodiesAsk A Woman Who Knows

16 comments | September 1st, 2011

new chestist

(story submitted anonymously, by a 34 year-old Chestist)

My Message: When ever I see stories about young women even girls wanting or getting breast enlargements thinking it will somehow improve their life, I think, why do they never talk to the women who grew up with large breasts. Their response might suprise them.

 

I round up my height to 5'2' and currently wear a 32 DD. I've been wearing a bra since the 3rd grade. As a young girl I was automatically considered a slut, because apprently if you have large breasts it must be true. So I tried to hide it with large shirts.  To this day I still feel uncomfortable wearing tight shirts. Not to mention it's not easy to find a reasonably priced bra that is a 32 DD. You can't just go into Target.

 

And chances are its not going to be "sexy" looking at least if your goal is to have them remain in your bra when you bend over to tie your shoe. Large breasts tend to prevent you from wearing certain clothes--button up shirts, no way; strapless, you'll do a lot of ...

Happy MakingAim Higher

8 comments | August 31st, 2011

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(story by OOC via Inc.com)

One of our favorite lines ever comes from Chris Rock's seminal HBO Special, Bring the Pain.  Without getting into the joke we'll just share the punchline..."you low-expectation-having, mother-fu*&ker." (As an aside, what's up with the *&?  You all knew what we meant and he said.)

 

As it turns out, Chris was providing not just an observation - but sage advice.  The punchline for this piece -  low-expectations are bad for happiness, and ambition makes you happier.  So, aim higher, dear Chestists, aim higher.

 

According to this story we found on Inc, setting big, audacious goals is more staisfying than being a low-expectation-having...person.

 

This is from the article: "University of California-Riverside professor Cecile K. Cho conducted two experiments, one involving stock-picking and another involving puzzles, to compare people who set ambitious goals to those who set more conservative goals. She then measured the level of satisfaction with the achieved goals, and found those who set high goals for themselves were happier in the long run.

 

"The moral of the story is don’t sell yourself short," ...

#chestismsWe’re All FLAWD

12 comments | June 25th, 2011

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 "Once you accept the fact that you're not perfect, then you develop some confidence." ~ Rosalynn Carter

#chestismsThe Dalai Lama, a Chestism

9 comments | March 1st, 2011

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"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions." 

 

What action can you take right now?  Right now?  Big or small, we bet there's something.  Come on, declare it and then make it so.  X

 

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