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Six Word Memoir

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I have a writing challenge for you today. Describe your life or a life event in just six words.  The famous example of this comes from Ernest Hemingway, who was challenged [...]

Lessons from a Loaf of Bread

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A few months ago the store we buy our groceries from stopped selling the bread we liked.  I know some of you think, “oh well, bread is bread.”  Some of you [...]

Take The Pledge

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This idea comes from the book “Happier Now” by Nataly Kogan.  The idea is to take a pledge to be happier now.  Make a commitment to do the things that make you [...]

RAIN

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Stressful situations are unavoidable.  Often we increase our stress and hurt with unhealthy thought patterns.  Today, I am sharing a technique called RAIN to help you [...]

ASMR

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Autonomous sensory meridian response is a brain tingling when the body is completely relaxed.  There are videos on YouTube of people whispering and making gentle sounds to [...]

How to Lend Your Support

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What can you actually do to support those in grief, those dealing with illness, or recovering from trauma? Be Present.  You might just spend time hanging out with this [...]

Own Your Feelings

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Did you know that we all experience 10 to 15 emotions every day?  If you have noticed this about yourself it means you are human, not overly emotional or too sensitive.  Be [...]

Why Worry?

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We all worry.  Some of us more than others.  Some of us believe that if we worry it will keep the bad things from happening.  I secretly believe that if I worry I will [...]

The Secret Sauce

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When it comes to being happy everyone is looking for the secret sauce. That stuff that adds flavor.  We all run around trying new things and new people looking for that [...]