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What Would You Tell Your Younger Self? A Visualization for Self-Love

The instructions were to visualize a happy time in our lives as a child. (If we couldn’t come up with any happy memories, we were told to make one up.) I closed my eyes and thought back to [...]

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Getting to Know Our Judge

Last week I was playing the new digital Monopoly with my 15-year-old daughter. She had more money and more property than me. I was feeling a little frustrated and noticed I wasn’t having [...]

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What Songs Bring Back Fond Memories? Let’s Reminisce!

Yesterday morning I was listening to music as a positive intervention. As I was looking for the next song, YouTube suggested an A Cappella version of “Angel’s Among Us.” I loved [...]

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How Can You Enjoy More of the Good in Life? Practice!

A friend of mine recently started a job at an assisted living/nursing home. She was telling me how new arrivals are quarantined in their room for the first two weeks. There are no visitors, and [...]

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Need a Boost? Turn Up the Music

I’m driving in my car on my way to an appointment. I’m in a bit of a funk. The day is gray and so is my mood. It taints my thoughts with discouragement; about the day, my work, my [...]

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Would Santa Wear a Black Beret and Sunglasses? Judging Others

As I looked out over my audience, I couldn’t help but notice the older man dressed all in black, including a black beret AND black sunglasses! Why would he wear sunglasses inside?? He sat [...]

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Don’t Get Lost in a Dark Cave – Ideas for Finding Your Way

Imagine you’re exploring an underground cave. Some areas of the path are narrow and steep, winding up and down between stalactites and stalagmites. There are twists and turns with branching [...]

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Looking Back to Help Us Look Forward

This time of year, we often hear a lot about setting New Year’s Resolutions. But on New Year’s Eve, my husband, daughter, and I flipped it around and reflected on the past year; what [...]

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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Start by Just Believing

“Once upon a time, there was a girl called Jenni who was born whole and innocent, and learned to make herself small to survive. Who was taught her place and her worth by hurting, unwhole [...]

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How the Power of “Thank You” Can Make You Happier

In what situations do you use the words, “Thank you?” Is it when you receive a wrapped present? Or maybe when someone does something nice for you that you didn’t expect? [...]