A pause for gratitude

Research studies have shown that gratitude increases happiness and life satisfaction, enhances other positive emotions, reduces anxiety and depression, increases our resilience, allows us to sleep better, and strengthens relationships, to name a few of its many benefits. In other words, the practice of gratitude can be a game-changer in making our lives happier and […]

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Potent wisdom; great advice

START CLOSE IN By David Whyte Start close in, don’t take the second step or the third, start with the first thing close in, the step you don’t want to take. Start with the ground you know, the pale ground beneath your feet, your own way to begin the conversation. Start with your own question, […]

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Happy Halloween

Halloween is here! I love this time of year. There is the snap of fall weather and the crunch of leaves. There are flickering pumpkins and kids hopping up and down with delight in their costumed glory. And, of course, there is chocolate and other sweet treats. Truly, a great holiday. And this holiday could […]

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Some thoughts on courage

Years ago, I read an article by Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D. in Psychology Today in which she talked about the universally-admired character trait of courage. Dr. Greenberg defined courage by the following well-discerned six attributes. Feeling Fear Yet Choosing to Act Following Your Heart Persevering in the Face of Adversity Standing Up For What Is Right Expanding […]

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