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Do You Believe What You Think?

Our brains are a lot like our lungs. Our lungs breathe without us telling them to, and our brains think without us telling them to. And just like we can influence our breathing by paying [...]

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Don’t Get Stuck in a Rocking Chair – Focus on Emotional Balance

Our lives have been overflowing with challenges this year. On top of our own personal difficulties with health, finances, isolation, overwhelm, work, etc., we are also immersed in all the [...]

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What’s Your Quality of Life?

What do you think of when you hear the words, “quality of life?” Do you think of people’s health and ability to function as they age? I’ve heard some say that they [...]

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Finding Happiness During Uncertain Times

One of my biggest “ah-ha” moments, as I was studying Positive Psychology, was understanding how our brains react to uncertainty. I was intrigued to learn that uncertainty triggers a [...]

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If We Only Knew Other People’s Backstories = Empathy & Understanding

My new neighbor Tom (not his real name) appeared to have it all; a successful career, a beautiful house, a nice family. It would be easy to be envious of his life. That is until I learned more [...]

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Are You Haunted By Your Inner Critic?

Do you ever feel like other people’s lives are better than yours? Maybe they have a fancier house or car. Maybe they seem to have the perfect family or the perfect career. Their life seems [...]

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Plan Ahead to Avoid the Winter Blues

Right now, the leaves are at their peak color in the Baraboo Bluffs by my house. As I’m soaking in the beauty, I’m also haunted by what comes next. WINTER!! I’ll be honest. The [...]

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Is It a Problem or an Inconvenience? Try a Shift in Perspective

I was so frustrated and mad! My daughter and husband were very upset, too. Why had I decided to change internet providers?? After six days and at least five hours on the phone with technical [...]

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Quick Life Lessons: Which Dog Do You Feed?

Matt was a mutt and new to the animal shelter. He was often mad and sad and thought about how rough his life had been. One day, Bubba a big dog who had been at the shelter for awhile approached [...]

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How to Be Healthy? Learning from Cancer Survivors & Centenarians

With all that’s been happening, are you more concerned about your health and the health of your loved ones than ever before? Do you wonder what you should be doing differently? If [...]