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Happiness

Take A Forest Bath

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Forest bathing is just a new way to say “go take hike.”  It is about taking a meditative nature walk where you focus on the great outdoors.  Keeping your [...]

5 Habits To Improve Your Mental Health

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 Spend some time alone each day.  Turn off the phone and just be with you.  This gives you the opportunity to think your own thoughts, make your own decisions, and form [...]

Nature Sounds

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The sounds of nature have long been soothing to humans.  Bird calls, rushing water, a breeze through the trees, rain against the window pane.  One of my favorite apps gives [...]

Use The Good Dishes

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When my foster mother died I went into her closet to select a dress for her to be buried in.  There I found three brand new dresses with the tags still hanging from them.  [...]

Bring Your Own Flowers

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I am big on the idea of doing happy for ourselves not waiting around for someone else to make you happy.  So my suggestion for today is go out and buy yourself some little [...]

All or Nothing Thinking

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Give yourself permission to do things part way.  I don’t know where you got the idea that you have to do everything  ALL the way or not at all.  You might not know [...]

Start Calm

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Start your day calm by changing your morning routine.  Don’t start your day off with bad news by immediately plugging into television, newspapers, or the computer.  [...]

Happy on Social Media

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The studies are in and they show the more time we spend on social media the more likely we are to be depressed.  You are probably not going to read that line and then delete [...]

Take It Outside

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Today I have a very quick tip. Take it outside.  Your exercise routine.  Your phone conversation.  Your cup of tea.  Only 5 minutes in nature can boost your mood and your [...]