Celebrate the Little Things

Give yourself permission to celebrate the little things. It’s totally okay to feel accomplished on the days when you only had a few things to do. So what if today’s to-do list was simple? So what if you’re not going at the pace you’d like to? Celebrate that one step you took out of courage, […]

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15 Ways to Get Out of a Funk

Move your body. Walk. Dance. Go to the gym. Go to the park. Write down what you’re grateful for today. Watch a comedy show. Take a nap. Meditate. Talk to a loved one, a family member or a friend. Go out in to nature. Let yourself have a good cry if you need to. Turn […]

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Gratitude Practice 101

A gratitude practice starts with taking time out of your day to think, talk, or write about what you are grateful for. If writing is one of your favorite modes of expression, having a gratitude journal is a simple way to commit to a gratitude practice. When the act of feeling grateful turns into a […]

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Nourishing our Inner World

I’m currently reading the book in search of wisdom: A Monk, a Philosopher, and a Psychiatrist on What Matters Most by Matthieu Ricard, Christophe Andre, and Alexandre Jollien. One of the things I love about the book is that it’s written in a conversational style versus an informational, as-a-matter-of-fact style. The authors share their thoughts […]

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12 Ways to Show Love

When we see the world through eyes of distrust, it can be hard to find a reflection of love from the world. Sometimes we wait for others to open up first. We wait for them to show us that they love us. Then we decide how much we will love them back. I have learned […]

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How to Take Your Gratitude Practice Up a Notch

Sometimes we forget that we are not the only ones working hard to make the day go smooth. Whether it’s in our jobs or in our families or in our communities. Just like we put a lot of effort and dedication into our jobs and roles, so do our coworkers and our managers at work, […]

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41 Things to Be Grateful For

With Spring here, I’m ready for tornado season. With it come the thunderstorms and the possibility of the electricity going out. Only then do I notice my dependence on light bulbs, the internet, and kitchen appliances. If you are looking for things to be grateful for today or a reminder of the abundance in your […]

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The Four Different Ways that I Journal

I once judged the actress Emma Watson for having what seemed to me like a bazillion journals to document her life. I wondered: why do you need so many journals to document the same life? Today I find myself admitting that I have several journals that serve different purposes. I now see the benefit in […]

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When You Don’t Believe in Yourself

Whether you believe in yourself or not, and whether or not you believe in your dreams, wasn’t there a time when you needed a little nudge? Maybe a coworker or an uncle or a stranger told you what you needed to hear. Maybe they helped you by doing something for you that you didn’t expect […]

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2 Benefits of Gratitude Writing

My gratitude practice started simple. I listed one by one all of the things I was grateful for. Then it became more descriptive, more intentional. Now, when I write about what I’m grateful for, I explore in detail why I’m grateful. I challenge myself to describe how what I’m grateful for makes an impact in […]

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