Sometimes the Best Antidote Is Shared Gratitude

Feeling stressed? Discouraged? Stuck? Gratitude is such a strong antidote to many negative emotions but only when we actually feel grateful. Sure, we can think about a list of things that are [...]

Do You Get Irritated When Someone Tells You Something You Already Know?

The other day, my husband and I were taking our dog for a walk, enjoying the fresh morning air. The road past our house doesn’t have a shoulder or sidewalk, so we walk on the road. It’s a quiet [...]

Is It Better to Give than Receive? The Research Says Yes

We’ve all probably heard the adage that it’s better to give than receive. But this isn’t just a saying, there’s actual research that shows this is true for our success and wellbeing.  The [...]

Don’t Just Do It For Yourself – How our positivity affects those around us

Do you brighten a room when you enter or when you leave? I really like this phrase!! It’s a great reminder that our attitudes and emotions have a strong influence on the people around us. Most of [...]

You got a raise? How nice . . . How we respond to good news is important

How do you react when someone shares good news with you?  Studies show that the health of your relationship with the other person (especially if they’re your partner) is very dependent on your [...]

Is Everything OK?

What do you do when someone snaps at you or reacts with unexpected rudeness?  This could be a friend or family member who you know wouldn’t normally act that way. Or maybe they’re a stranger so [...]

Is Someone Bugging You? – Tips to help you appreciate others

Ever notice how once you focus on something that BUGS you about someone, everything they do starts to bug you?  It seems like the only thing you can notice is their faults.  Then this feeling [...]

What if the Other Person Is Unreasonable?

More and more research points to the fact that the connections we have with the people in our lives play critical roles in our physical and mental wellbeing.  Yet we don’t have to look very hard [...]

You Disagree? How Interesting!

We all have different life experiences, different personalities, different perspectives that lead us to different ideas than other people in our lives.  Deep down we know it’s a good thing, but [...]

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