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What’s the Most Important Trait We Need During These Times?

As I thought about this question, the first traits that came to my mind were perseverance, optimism, or determination. But as I considered the situation more deeply, I decided that, based on what [...]

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Laughter, Music, & Friends – Great Antidotes for Relieving Stress

There are so many reasons to feel stressed, whether you’re frustrated as you try to figure out how to work from home, anxious as you try to stay safe because you have to be at work, or wish [...]

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Some People Are Struggling with Stress & Fear. BUT NOT YOU!

There’s immense change and uncertainty going on right now, and it’s probably going to stay that way for a while. Some people are struggling with overwhelming stress and fear because of what’s [...]

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How to Find More Calm When Life is Anything But

During these turbulent times, my mind is constantly trying to process all the changes happening in the world, our country, and our community. There is so much uncertainty and fear, it can feel [...]

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I Felt Like a Fool! Now it’s a gift that makes me laugh

I was getting extremely frustrated! I was honking my horn and flashing my lights, but the school bus wouldn’t stop to let my daughter off!! How could they not notice me? The last few years, [...]

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Powerful Life Lessons: Learning how to relish

I’m excited to share a guest blog from the wise and wonderful Nancy Kalsow! You know how sometimes you meet someone and you feel an instant connection? That was how I felt when I first met [...]

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The Power of Sharing Our Imperfections: No One Is Perfect

Here was a teacher and a former dean at a local highschool sharing his struggles with depression and anxiety with a bunch of teenagers. And the kids absolutely loved it! He was an adult that [...]

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Combining Two Tips to Feel Even Better – Smiling & Happy Memories

I’m always on the lookout for fast and easy tricks to shift our thinking and to feel better. So I’m excited to share something new that combines two of my favorites; a fake smile and [...]

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The Power of Switching One Word – What do you “get” to do?

It’s a Monday morning so I have to wake up extra early because I have to help my daughter get ready for school.  I have to pack her a lunch and a snack for school.  Then I have to do some laundry [...]

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Are you good at following instructions? Or do you ignore what your emotions are telling you?

I never knew that my emotions were trying to tell me something! Especially my negative emotions. I just thought they were meant to make me feel bad. But Positive Psychology has taught me that [...]