gratitude

2 Loving Ways to Appreciate Yourself More This Season

How often do you show yourself appreciation? Chances are, not enough. And when you’re hard on yourself, it can easily lead to more negative thoughts. This, in turn, can impact how you approach your life and relationships and how you see the world around you. Imagine if that were reversed. Think of going through your …

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3 Creative Ways To Pay It Forward This Weekend

"It was the best of times. It was the worst of times." This famous line from Charles Dickens was originally written to kick off his 1859 famous novel A Tale of Two Cities. But it's safe to say that it could also describe today. On one hand, we’ve endured countless challenges recently within our world, …

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The Refreshing Benefits of Sunshine

With the long, sunny summer days officially here many of us may turn to outdoor activities to get some extra rays. While we all know that getting outside is a great way to increase your daily activity, did you know that getting regular sun exposure has some serious health-promoting benefits? That’s right – soaking in …

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How to Turn Holiday Overwhelm Into Delight

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”  The lights are twinkling, the hot cocoa is poured, and you’re cozied up to a warm fireplace with your loved ones. For many, this is a season of family, laughter, and celebration. But, it’s also a time of year that can get even the jolliest of us stressed …

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The Pessimist’s Guide to Gratitude

Your mother was right–say thank you. Scientists have now proven what your mother always knew–it’s good to be grateful.  Being grateful is more than just politeness; it’s actually good for your health and well-being. In a study by Robert A. Emmons, of the University of California, and Davis and Michael E. McCullough, of the University …

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