We Don’t Reach Our Dreams Alone

We Don’t Reach Our Dreams Alone

Do you ever watch awards shows? There’s who wins what … and then all the people they thank for helping them get there. I’m one of those people who reads the acknowledgements in books … again all the people who helped the author get the book out into the world. Not all...
What I’ll Give Thanks for Tomorrow

What I’ll Give Thanks for Tomorrow

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, which makes me think of what I am grateful for. This has been a year of high highs and low lows, struggles and fabulous experiences and I am grateful for it all (well maybe not my knee pain holding back my running). Most of all, I am grateful...
What Happened When I Said Thank You

What Happened When I Said Thank You

I got a thank you note recently from a student I taught at my local college. She took my class each semester for four years (which was thanks enough) and was moving away from the area. She told me how much writing and reflecting on her stories had helped her heal some...
Journal with Me: Who helped you along your path

Journal with Me: Who helped you along your path

One of the things I’m most grateful for in my life are people—friends and family and mentors and teachers. I’m thankful for the people I can celebrate and share my joy with and for those I can share my challenges and heartbreaks with. And I’m thankful for the people...
Why I Need to Remember the Benefits of Gratitude

Why I Need to Remember the Benefits of Gratitude

I know that sharing gratitude, receiving gratitude and being grateful are all wonderful for me. In fact, I usually love to share, feel and receive gratitude and focus on the good. But in the past, sometimes a weird thing happened when I got stressed or sad or angry or...

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