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Why We Love Random Acts of Kindness

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – The Dalai Lama We hear people talk about compassion, but what is it really? Merriam-Webster defines it as “sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it.” While it is related to empathy, it […]

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5 Ways to Bust Your Worry Cycle

Worrying often just comes out of nowhere, and hits us right in the middle of a great day. It can start with just a tiny little thought that passes thru your brain and then STICKS. Have you ever had that experience? You find yourself fixating on it and the strength of it grows and grows […]

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[Video] Deliberately Experience the Joy of Being In the Flow!

Have you ever had one of those moments where you lose touch with who you are or how you are doing something, and just became a part of the experience?  Most of us have, and this is often referred to as “Being in the Flow.” But it seems like being there is just something that […]

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6 Ways to Step into Spring (and Put a Spring in Your Step!)

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By Deborah Olson, M.A. LPC We all look forward to the first signs of spring. Whether it is the melting of snow revealing the first signs of green grass or the rainbow of colors dotting the hillside, we are brimming with anticipation and eagerness. Spring brings the promise of renewal, hope, and a return to […]

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3 Easy Steps to Both a Happy Valentine’s Day and an Improved Relationship

by Julia Scalise One of my Mom’s favorite sayings was “Always the garden, never the rose.” It took me years to fully understand what she meant. She was a person who found joys in the little things in life. She was not the type of person who needed the “Cecil B. DeMille productions” in life. […]

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How to Find Your Bliss (Because You Have to Find It to Follow It!)

Discovering and following your bliss or your passion is what makes you feel truly alive! It give you that sense of vibrancy that keeps a smile on your face and a spring in your step. Why spend your life in boredom and apathy, when you can have purpose? Finding what you feel passionate about is […]

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7 Ways To Live a Life Without Regrets

Nothing is more of a waste of your energy and life force than living a life full of regret! At the еnd оf уоur life, wіll уоu bе remembering joyful moments, taking pride іn your accomplishments, and feeling the satisfaction оf а life wеll lived, оr wіll уоu bе filled wіth regret for things undone? […]

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7 Days of Gratitude Journaling

By Diana Raab PhD. A gratitude journal or notebook is a place where you write down all those things for which you are grateful. It is a place to focus on all that is positive in your life. Because Thanksgiving is in November, it seems to be a good month to begin the practice of […]

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Gratitude: The Magic Potion

Gratitude is an amazing emotion, and a lot of research has been done about its effect on health and well-being. For example, Robert Emmons and Michael McCullough have found that gratitude is a personality strength, helping those who feel gratitude keenly to be happier, healthier and more energetic. They tend to have fewer physical ailments […]

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We Find All That Is Good When We Are Heartfully Present

by Bruce Davis, Ph.D., Author of The Love Letters: Saint Francis and Saint Clare of Assisi Meet Pope Francis Nothing can be compared to the profound joy of inner peace. St. Francis, the medieval saint from the 12th century, is remembered for his love of nature and his humility and concern for all–particularly the very […]

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